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Join us for a Double Shot of fun when
“Moonlight at The Depot” returns with the Swingin’ Medallions
THEY’RE BACK!!! The Swingin’ Medallions return for another great show and dance on Saturday, March 2 nd at the CSH Auditorium.  Reserve a table for 8-10 on the dance floor or choose the budget-friendly stadium seating option, enjoy southern favorites from Octagon Café, count on lots of unique Live & Silent Auction items, and get ready for plenty of great hits for dancing or just reminiscing. Tickets are available online at www.thedepotga,org , at the Museum Office (95 Depot Circle,
 478-453-1803), or at J.C. Grant Co. Jewelers. Get yours today!
Glimpses From "Moonlight on The Depot" 2018
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Meet Mykel Wade, the new face at The Cottage
This native Houstonian arrived in Milledgeville in late January from Lubbock,TX, where she attends Texas Tech University. Mykel will complete a six-month internship in grant writing and fund-raising with the Museum before graduating in August with a Masters degree in Museum Studies. Already she has discovered Bobcats Basketball and Macon Mayhem hockey and is eagerly looking forward to the arrival of the Swingin’ Medallions in March and her introduction to 60s beach music. A coffee aficionado, she found Blackbird Coffee on her first day in town.  When she is not in school, Mykel lives with her family and 2 Golden Retrievers in Houston, TX. We are glad to have her here for a taste of Milledgeville and capital style! Be sure to stop by “The Just Imagine Cottage” and welcome her.
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For the past 5 years, this handsome mounted black bear has lived at the Museum without a name. He is a favorite part of the Chipmunk Tour and an excellent listener when young visitors come to learn about local Native American culture. Although not fond of the part of the tour known as the “Bear Hunt” game, he patiently endures the activity and is pleased that all ends well for both hunter and bear.

Black bear sightings in central Georgia are rare. The Museum’s bear was killed illegally by poachers in Jones County. A generous businessman in Milledgeville had the bear professionally preserved to be used in an exhibit for area schools to promote conservation. The bear then spent a number of years in a local science class before finding a home at Georgia’s Old Capital Museum.

After five years of anonymity, students and staff decided the bear needs a name.  The annual Literacy Fair at the Milledgeville Mall on January 26 th was the perfect venue for launching the Museum’s “What Do We Call Him?” contest to select a name. Over 100 students and parents filled out entries. The contest is open to all ages, and entries may be submitted up to May 15, 2019. Each entrant participating in the contest will receive a tiny silver bear charm on a ribbon from the Museum bear.
Below are pictures of some enthusiastic entrants at the launching of the “What do we call him?” contest at the Literacy Fair on January 26 th
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There is always something exciting taking place at The Just Imagine Cottage, the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House, and The Depot. 
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Contact us at...

Amy Wright, Ph.D., Executive Director

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