Founded in 1963 by a group of citizens wishing to preserve the writings of native son, Joel Chandler Harris, downtown Eatonton's Uncle Remus Museum will celebrate its 53 years of operation with free admission to the public on Sunday, April 17.
You just never know who will visit the Uncle Remus Museum! Brer Fox stopped by, March 29th, to visit with museum manager Lynda Walker (left) and hostess Georgia Benjamin-Smith (right). If you'd like to visit, learn more about our location and hours here.
Uncle Remus Museum will again participate in Museum Day Live on September 26, 2015 during regular museum hours.
This event is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution. Pass holders purchased through the Smithsonian web site will be admitted at no charge the day of the event. Visit Smithsonian Museum Day here for information.
Museum manager Lynda Walker shares Uncle Remus’ The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story with guests. Museum quality LED lighting was recently installed in shadow box vignettes and display cases. Funding was made possible in part by donations from visitors.
Marion Spruill, left, of Columbia, S.C., presents first edition of "Uncle Remus: His Songs and Sayings" to the Uncle Remus Museum. Accepting the rare volume is museum secretary Jim Marshall while Lynda Walker, museum manager, looks on.
Mrs. Spruill, a retired educator, inherited the rare book from her grandmother. When she learned that the museum did not have this first edition of Harris' first published collection of Uncle Remus' critter tales, she contacted Marshall and expressed a desire to donate the volume to the
Uncle Remus Museum. Marshall noted that the volume is made rarer by the attached provenance which proves the volume was purchased in 1883, the first year it was published, and gifted to Mrs. Spruill's grandmother as indicated by the inscription.
Join us at the Briar Patch Arts Festival Saturday, October 25 to hear critter tales told by Museum hostess Georgia Benjamin-Smith.