Once Georgia’s last frontier outpost, now it’s third largest city, Columbus is a true destination of choice. From Broadway shows to the State Theatre of Georgia – Columbus offers an array of venues with world-class entertainment. From the history of the foot soldier, the Civil War and prisoners of war – Columbus is home to nationally acclaimed museums. Visitors stroll back to genteel times in the Columbus Historic District where brick streets, ancient oaks and century-old homes are the order of the day. Explore Columbus, GA.
Columbus Black History Museum and Archives
The contributions of Blacks to Columbus ‘ heritage are truly a legacy. The stories and personalities began in the city’s earliest days with people like Horace King, who built bridges that spanned both the distance between shores and the distance between communities. And there’s Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, The Mother of the Blues; artist Alma Thomas; musician “Blind Tom” Bethune, and many others. This is just a small sampling of Columbus’ Black Heritage and the people who made a difference. Come celebrate their legacy. Stop by the Columbus Black History Museum and Archives (315 8th St.) for more information.
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Sunday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Address: 315 8th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901
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