Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

New Year’s Palmette Ball set

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is planning for its New Year’s Eve gala, the Palmette Ball.

The event will be held at the historic Train Depot on East Broad Street Dec. 31 starting at 7 p.m. and running to 1 a.m. New Year’s Day.

“Ring in the New Year this New Year's Eve at a formal gala at the Depot,” said historical society spokesman Jeff Bishop. “This event is our annual fundraiser for the general operating fund for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, as well as a children's interactive museum. A champagne toast counting down to the New Year will cap off our festivities for the night.”

The black tie event will be filled with live music, food, drink, and more. Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres throughout the night, live music and dancing, premium liquors, and champagne and wine.

The Palmette Ball gets its name from a feature of the McRitchie Hollis Museum. As renovation began on the recently-opened furnishings museum, a reoccurring architectural motif became apparent throughout the interior and exterior of the 1937 home. This ornamental motif was found to be the "palmette." This has become the logo for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.

Tickets for members are $65/person or $110/couple. Tickets for non-members are $75/person or $130/couple. Call 770-251-0207 for additional details or to purchase tickets.

Also, the Historical Society is holding its membership Tea for Two event today, Dec. 15, from 3-5 p.m. at the McRitchie-Hollis House.

The house, operated as a furnishings museum, is at 74 Jackson St. in Newnan.

Members are being asked to invite a guest or two, enjoy tea and sweets and share the beauty of the recently-opened museum home decorated for Christmas.

Standard Newnan-Coweta Historical Society memberships are $25 for students 16-26, teacher, or seniors 65 and up; $50 for individual adults ages 27-64; and $75 for a family of two adults and up to four children.

Membership gives one-year free admission to the Male Academy and NCHS museums, free admission to a variety of programs throughout the year, tickets to member-only events, member prices for special events, access to research materials and 10 percent off at the Museum Gift Shop at the Male Academy at College Street and Temple Avenue.

For information call 770-251-0207.



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