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‘Clothing of the Civil War Era’ visits mansion

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September 05, 2012

Shirts, shoes and shawls will dress the Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College, giving an inside look into the fashion of Civil War-era children.

The special exhibit, “Children’s Delight: Clothing of the Civil War Era,” will display at the mansion from Tuesday, Sept. 18, from Sunday, Nov. 11.

“The ritual of dress was of high importance during this era,” said Matthew S. Davis, mansion curator. “Visitors will have the opportunity to view authentic articles of 19th-century attire while learning about the complex social issues of the time.”

Presented by PNJW Collections of Alpharetta, Ga., the exhibit will feature boy’s and girl’s clothing, undergarments, headwear and Paisley shawls in rooms where children of that time period would have worn the clothes.

The mansion opens for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour.

Admission: adults ages 18 through 60, $10.70; adults 61 and older, $7.49; non-GC students, $2.14; and Georgia College students, faculty, staff and children under age 6, free.

For more information about the exhibit visit or call 478-445-4545. Visit to learn more about the collection. 

ABOUT GEORGIA COLLEGE: Georgia College, the state’s designated Public Liberal Arts University, combines the educational experience expected at esteemed private liberal arts colleges with the affordability of public higher education. Its four colleges – arts and sciences, business, education and health sciences – provide 6,600 undergraduate and graduate students with an exceptional learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, with hands-on involvement with faculty research, community service, study abroad and myriad internships.

Founded in 1889, Georgia College boasts one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation with Corinthian columns fronting red brick buildings and wide open green spaces. Georgia College also offers graduate education at the historic Jefferson building in downtown Macon, at Robins Air Force Base and online.

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For more information, contact University Communications at (478) 445-4477.