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Gingerbread house on display at mansion

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December 04, 2012

The to-scale handmade gingerbread house replica of the Old Governor’s Mansion is on display for its second year at the Greek Revival mansion.

The gingerbread house is a mirror image of the 174-year-old mansion.

Georgia College alumna Lorraine Downs, owner of Artistry Cakes & Cookies in Sandersville, created the house accented with green-and-red-rose garland and Christmas wreaths.

The showpiece greets guests as they enter the mansion.

View this work of art during mansion tours: 

  • The Old Governor’s Mansion presents its holiday décor 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours begin on the hour;
  • Candlelight tours are offered at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 15 and 20. Tours feature traditional holiday musical selections in the rotunda;
  • Music day Christmas concert begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, with a performance by Jackson High School Handbell Choir and a noon performance by Georgia College’s Max Noah Singers; and 
  • Holiday hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, call 478-445-4545.

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.