Be Our Guest
With one of Georgia’s longest-running Tour of Homes, fun festivals to celebrate every season and plenty of activities to keep you busy indoors and out, Madison welcomes you to come and enjoy our favorite events. Celebrate with us in a place where you enter as a stranger but leave as a friend.
June 19, 2021
– June 19, 2021
125th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Home of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
Madison-Morgan Cultural Center celebrates the 125th anniversary of its historic home, the elegantly restored, Romanesque Revival building in Madison, Georgia. This historic landmark was built in 1895 as a unique graded schoolhouse, and in 1976 became a trail blazing, regional cultural center. The 125th Anniversary Exhibition explores the building’s history and transformation through photographs, artifacts, and video.Memorabilia from the building’s 125 years as a graded school and home of the Cultural Center will be on display. The exhibition also recognizes and honors the generations of people, a common thread in our quilt of remembrance, that have made this building a place that matters.
The 125th Anniversary Exhibition: Celebrating the Home of the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center can be viewed in the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center’s second floor galleries beginning February 26th and running through June 30, 2021. MMCC is open to the public Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10AM-5PM. Admission to view The 125th Anniversary Exhibition is free to Madison-Morgan Cultural Center Members. Non-Members can view with MMCC Museum Admission (Adults: $5, Seniors: $4, Students: $3, Children 6 and under: Free). For more information on visiting Madison-Morgan Cultural Center please visit: MMCC-ARTS.ORG/visit
Dad-D-Q @ Farmview Market
Calling All Dads!
Spend a fun afternoon at Farmview Market Saturday feasting on hot BBQ, listening to live music, and competing in our annual Man vs. Meat competition (adults) and watermelon-eating contest (kids). A celebration the whole family can enjoy.
For more information please call, 678-729-1458.
Vintage Duck Decoy Collection @ Madison-Morgan Cultural Center
The Vintage Duck Decoy Collection of Gene Massey, features 18 working decoys primarily from New England, Maine, and Maryland. They are weighted for stabilization, some have glass eyes, and a few are signed by the maker. Gene was drawn to these decoys by shape, coloring, and wear, always thinking of the people who used them along the way. The collection can be viewed Tuesday-Saturday in the “Collector’s Cabinet” located in the front lobby.
T0 learn more about the The Vintage Duck Decoy Collection click, https://www.mmcc-arts.org/event-list/vintage-duck-decoy-collection.
Guided Geocaching @ Hard Labor Creek State Park
With the help of a ranger, explore nature with your family while finding Hard Labor's treasures. Geared towards guests 6 years old and above. Bring a smart phone, a toy for trading, and water. Wear closed-toed shoes for this off-trail program. Please download the free Geocache mobile app at: http://www.geocaching.com/play/mobile before coming to the park as the internet signal at the park is very weak. Meet at the park office (Trading Post).
For more info about geocaching visit: https://gastateparks.org/Geocaching.
Parking fee: $5
Event Phone: 706-557-3001
Healing Our Humanity: Finding Hope, Love and Unity @ Steffen Thomas Museum of Art
The Steffen Thomas Museum has invited artists of all media and genres to its annual juried exhibition. This show aims to compile a broad range of perspectives that tell the dynamic story of our current social climate and the path forward. We will proudly feature a group of artists whose work inspires communication, healing, hope, love and unity.
This year’s exhibition is exemplified by the following quote by our namesake, Steffen Thomas.
“The most important aspect of art is communication. I use universal themes and I try to communicate with all persons. Art is unique in that a translation is not necessary, and a genuine work of art can be more powerful than a dozen ambassadors. If we can exchange our ideas and our feelings through art, I think it will be a little more difficult for us to go shooting and dropping bombs on each other. Perhaps I am an idealist, but this is what I believe and this is the purpose of my work.”
The museum is open Tuesday thru Saturday, 11AM - 4PM.
For more information click, https://steffenthomas.org/healing-our-humanity/
Juneteenth Storytime @ Morgan County African American Museum
Join the Morgan County African American Museum for an educational Storytime on the lawn. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Food activities and treats will be provided. Please socially distance for a safe afternoon.
For more information please call 706-342-9191.
Afternoon Paddle @ Hard Labor Creek State Park
Explore Lake Rutledge on this ranger-guided tour. We will scan the sky and woods for wildlife. The ranger will interpret the role the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) made in creating this great park in the 1930s. This program requires pre-registration, as space will be limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required.
Please bring water, sunscreen, waterproof phone case, and a towel/change of clothes. Directions to the location will be given after you pre-register. No walk-ins allowed for this event.
Admission: $15 if you use your boat or $20 if you use ours.
Parking fee: $5
To pre-register please call 706-557-3001.
Twilight Kayak Tour @ Hard Labor Creek State Park
Explore Lake Rutledge as we scan the sky and woods looking for wildlife. Watch the changing colors on the water as the sun sets. A ranger will interpret the role the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) made in creating this great park in the 1930s. Bring water, bug spray and a change of clothes (optional).
Program towards active participants 6 years and older. Pre-registration required. Space limited to less than 12 participants and social distancing will be required. Directions to the location will be given after you pre-register. No walk-ins allowed for this event.
Admission: $15 if you use your craft, $20 if you use ours.
Parking fee: $5
To pre-register or for more information please call 706-557-3001.