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Newnan Coweta Historical Society – Now Newnan Coweta History Center

To better reflect its expanded mission and embrace coming opportunities for even broader community engagement, the Newnan Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) is excited to announce its official name change to the Newnan Coweta History Center (NCHC). This change not only encompasses the organization’s commitment to preserving the rich history of Newnan and Coweta County but also signifies a pivotal moment in its growth and identity within the community.

NCHC Executive Director Larisa Scott explains that the institution has evolved a great deal over the past decade. Scott says, “The current name and logo, while elegant, needed updating to capture our new vision. The new name reflects our desire to appeal to a wider audience and to engage with all local citizens as the place to learn about their home from a historical perspective.” 

[About Newnan Coweta History Center]

Founded in 1972 by a dedicated group of locals passionate about historic preservation and education, Newnan Coweta History Center has become a cornerstone institution in the community. The organization’s mission has come to encompass the interpretation and preservation of the historical, cultural, and architectural heritage of Newnan and Coweta County by several means.

Thanks to a generous endowment from Mr. Edgar Hollis, one of these includes the operation of the McRitchie Hollis Museum at 74 Jackson Street. 

[New Exhibit Space]

Building on that mandate, the organization will open a new exhibit space on the first floor of McRitchie Hollis Museum in early 2024. These permanent exhibits will tell the story of Newnan and Coweta from its earliest days to the present and showcase local artifacts, documents, and photographs drawn from the museum’s robust and growing collections.

NCHC Board President, Harry Camp, comments, “It’s a new day for NCHC. The Board and our new executive leadership have worked hard to create a high-quality museum that will provide Newnan and Coweta citizens, plus visitors to the area, a dynamic, memorable experience that is both educational and enjoyable. The new name marks this milestone and exciting new chapter for the organization as well as NCHC’s continued blossoming into a must-see repository and go-to resource for all things history in our community.”

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