5800 Jonesboro Road
Morrow, GA 30260
Friday - Saturday
8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
The fourth of July fell on a Wednesday this year, but Georgians can still celebrate their country’s independence this weekend. While Independence Day has come and gone, it’s worth remembering that this whole year is the Bicentennial of The War of 1812. A few short years after its Revolutionary War, a newly emancipated and unified United States would go to war again.
Georgia’s contribution to the war effort was minimal compared to other states, but it still suffered losses. The Georgia State Archives has records of these losses as well as posters and other artifacts from that era. Visitors are welcome on Saturdays until five.
Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. will be presenting: “1812: A Nation Emerges.” This will be, “the first major museum exhibition to comprehensively tell this story with objects from Canada, Great Britain and the United States.” This national exhibit is currently available and will be on display through October.