Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibition

Located primarily on the 4th floor of the Georgia Capitol, the permanent exhibition focuses on the Georgia Capitol and State Government. Highlights include models of both Miss Freedom and the Capitol Dome, Governor’s artifacts and replica of the Capitol time capsule.

Georgia’s Official State Symbols can be viewed in a case on the 4th floor along with artifacts from Georgia’s earliest populations. There are also numerous exhibits that feature Georgia’s natural resources, including dioramas that display the major climate regions of Georgia: mountains, piedmont, plain, swamp, and coast. On the first floor there are cases that depict specific geographical areas of Georgia such as the Marshes of Glynn.

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Current Temporary Exhibits

Image of Appling Sword

Where: Georgia Capitol, 1st Floor, Hall of Valor Gallery

When: Through April 2013, during regular Georgia Capitol hours, Monday thourgh Friday, 8AM to 5PM

Description: After nearly a century, the Appling Sword has been returned to Georgia. Come to the Georgia Capitol to learn about the heroic exploits of its namesake Colonel Daniel Appling during the War of 1812 and find out where it has been for all these years.

 

Previous Temporary Exhibits

Portraits of Civil War Soldiers

"Send Me Your Picture: Portraits, Flags, and Stories from the Civil War"

Where: Georgia Capitol, 1st Floor, Hall of Valor Gallery

When: Through April 2012, during regular Georgia Capitol hours, Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM

Description: The exhibition is a collaboration between the Georgia Archives Division of the Secretary of State's Office and the Georgia Capitol Museum. It features Civil War images from the collection of Civil War collector David Wynn Vaughan that are matched with historic flags from the Georgia Capitol Museum collection. The display includes stories from soldiers and details on how photos were processed during the Civil War.