The Glennville-Tattnall Museum
The Glennville-Tattnall Museum opened in 1994 on Tillman Street in one room of an historic, two story brick school, circa 1911. The building was renovated in 2003 and now serves as administrative offices and classrooms for the rapidly expanding Glennville campus of Southeastern Technical College as well as the improved museum that had quickly grown to occupy three rooms.
Step back in time and learn about an 1800s classroom, turpentine business, a massive mural depicting Glennville at the turn of the century, a liquor still and many other quaint historical items. Also see a timeline outlining the growth of this community.
The first exhibit in the museum was the 7x24-foot oil painting by two local artists depicting Glennville homes, businesses and activities of 1915. Exhibits were added in 2004 to showcase the interior of a rural home and several of the industries which sustained early 20th century Georgia. The timeline of local and Southern history is enlivened by authentic artifacts and photographs that give an animated force of vitality. A carefully restored circa 1916 school classroom and Indian artifacts help transport visitors to a long forgotten past.
The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. For additional information, call Dane Bazemore at 912-654-3756 or Juliet Tarver at 912-654-2823. We encourage you to visit the museum.