Last updated: 5/15/2014
Waycross, Georgia
Street Address
1490 North Augusta Ave.
Waycross, GA 31503
Mailing Address
1490 North Augusta Ave.
Waycross, GA 31503
phone: 912-285-4260
fax: 912-283-2858
e-mail: sbean@wayxcable.com
web: www.okefenokeeheritagecenter.org/
Hours
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday & Monday and major holi Closed

Admissions
General admission $3
Children 5 and under admitted free.
Services
Special Event Rental
Staff
Mr. Steve Bean, Museum Curator
Description

For over thirty years the Okefenokee Heritage Center has sought to illustrate the history of the Okefenokee region and act as a venue for the artistic talent of the people who live here. The OHC has worked to refine and clarify the information found in its exhibits. One dynamic aspect about history is that it is always being made, so our story also grows. In the near future the OHC will be adding two new exhibits on two of the area's native sons, stage and screen actor and social activist, Ossie Davis, and rock legend, Gram Parsons. Both are from the Waycross, Ga. area and both achieved international fame.

History

The Okefenokee Heritage Center was established in 1975 to stimulate the educational, cultural, recreational, and economic life of the area, and to preserve the heritage and accomplishments of the people living around the Okefenokee Swamp. Over the years, the OHC has developed exhibitions illustrating the history of the Native-Americans who lived in this area, the settlement and development of the region, the contributions of African-Americans to our community, Sacred Harp music, the history of the press in the region, and the development of the railroad in our area. The OHC continues to refine its exhibits and the information contained in them.

Artifact Collections

American Indian exhibit 10,000BC-1819 AD
Settlers 1820-1871
Town Builders 1872-1929
Black Heritage 1870-present
Secret Harp (folk art)

Educational Programs

monthly art exhibits, stained glass workshop, photography classes, Photography Guild, Art Classes (adult & children), Pottery classes, gallery tours, Concerts, writing classes, Children's art camp

Governance

Not for Profit
Board of Trustees

Publications

We publish a quarterly newsletter

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Special Event Rental

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