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Press Release: 2017 Solar Eclipse at Pine Mountain Gold Museum in Villa Rica

Mark the date – August 21st 2017, the last North American solar eclipse this century!

Pine Mountain Gold Museum in partnership with the Villa Rica Public Library will be holding an eclipse viewing event the afternoon of August 21st. The sun will be 97% in shadow as it passes over Villa Rica. The eclipse will take start at 2:01 p.m. and ends at 4:01 p.m. The Museum will be open for tours, train rides, and gold & gemstone panning from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This event is FREE. The first 80 people registered will receive free solar viewing glasses. Registration for the event is also free. You may register at Pine Mountain Gold Museum or the Villa Rica Public Library. A food vendor will be onsite the day of this special event selling hotdogs, hamburgers, and similar fare.

For event information, call Pine Mountain Gold Museum directly at 678.840.1445 or the Villa Rica Public library directly at 770.459.7012. To see the most up-to-date event, weather/closure, and Museum information see our Facebook page .

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Krystal Horne
Krystal is a graduate of the University of West Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Psychology. She enjoys weightlifting, loves journalism and social media, UWG football, The Walking Dead, hanging out in bookstores, photography, cooking, doing yoga, and watching Falcons football.