While our friend, Richard, was visiting, we decided to go to the West Georgia Museum in Tallapoosa. We saw it a couple of days ago when we went to the library, and talked about going there someday.
I was really impressed with this museum. It has quite a few displays depicting early life in the west Georgia area, including arrowheads and other native American artifacts; birds and animals that were native to the area; and life sized replicas of dinosaurs that may have lived here.
A local resident created a miniature replica of the town of Tallapoosa as it looked in the late 1800’s, using an old map as a guide. Each building is labled with the name of the business or family name who occupied the house.
There are several display rooms showing typical tools of the trade for professions such as shoemaker, doctor, and dentist from the late 1800’s.Each of those rooms has a doorbell to “ring” that plays an audio telling what you are seeing in the room. My favorite was the one showing an old telephone operator’s cord board, because I used to be an operator and actually used one of those cord boards on the job!
I also loved seeing the general store display, especially the dry goods section with fabric and sewing notions:
The West Georgia Museum of Tallapoosa is located at 185 Main Street, behind the library. They are open Tuesday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, and closed on Sunday and Monday. Call 770-574-3125 for tours and information. Admission is $2.00 for adults and $1.00 for children.