History

Legacy Museum On Main

The Legacy Museum On Main, located in the heart of historic downtown LaGrange, Georgia, is home to a permanent exhibit gallery which features the history and development of West Georgia. The Charter Foundation Rotating Gallery spotlights temporary exhibits featuring collections which range from the archives collections to nationally recognized traveling exhibits.

Permanent exhibits at Legacy Museum feature items ranging from ancient artifacts, like a soapstone bowl believed to be 11,000 years old, to more “recent” historic artifacts from LaGrange’s rich textile and railroad history.

Soapstone-bowl
This soapstone bowl predates the Creek Indians, who once inhabited West Georgia. Prehistoric natives used soapstone to manufacture bowls, pipes, gorgets, net weights, and other utilitarian and ceremonial objects across the southeastern region of North America.

Information

136 Main Street
LaGrange,  Georgia 30241
Hours:

Monday-Friday:
9am to 5pm

Saturday:
10am to 4pm

Season Best Enjoyed

winter
spring
summer
fall

Parking

Free on-street parking with free parking in nearby parking decks and lots.

 

Legacy Museum On Main Tips

  • Be sure to check out the world's oldest cotton bale on display inside the museum. This is the same bale that was on display at the 1904 World's Fair!
  • See if you can locate a piece of steel from a structural column from one of the World Trade Center Twin Towers destroyed on September 11, 2001.

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