Eatonton Historic Homes and Buildings

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Uncle Remus Museum


Uncle Remus Museum


The Uncle Remus Museum first opened April 2, 1963. The building is composed of two Putnam County slave cabins located in Turner Park, the home of the young boy depicted in the Uncle Remus tales, Joseph Sidney Turner.

The museum houses wonderful examples of authentic antebellum furniture and artifacts as well as large paintings depicting antebellum scenes and shadow boxes with wooden carvings of the Uncle Remus characters. Also included in the museum's collection are many Joel Chandler Harris pieces including some first editions. The layout and planning of the museum was done by Joseph Mahan Jr. and the first curator was Mrs. Norma Williford.

Each year approximately 10,000 people representing 45 countries visit the museum.



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Information taken from 1985 Walking Tour of Homes published by the Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society
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Created 2 June 2000. Last Updated Friday, December 15, 2000.
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