Monday morning, the Heritage Station Museum celebrated its reopening with a well-attended ribbon cutting in front of the museum, which is located at 219 West Ward Street, just a short walk from downtown Douglas.
“Coffee County Historical Society members have been busy getting the museum ready for this event,” says Carol Morgan, President of the Coffee County Historical Society. “We are currently working on developing a research area and inventorying items at the museum.”
The Heritage Station Museum, once an old railroad depot, originally opened in 1999. The museum features a variety of permanent exhibits commemorating local history. The Coffee County Historical Society will manage Heritage Station Museum, coordinate programs, and conduct other history related initiatives as a way to preserve local history. An entire wing of the museum is dedicated to the railroad history of Douglas and Coffee County. The Whistle Stop Souvenir Shop is located inside the museum and displays locally made and grown products for visitors to purchase. Donations for the operation of the museum and the preservation of Coffee County’s historical record are accepted and appreciated.
The Historical Society is looking for volunteers to help with the operation of the museum, as well as assist with other projects.
The hours Heritage Station Museum will be now be open to the public will be as follows: Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled by appointment.
For more information about the Coffee County Historical Society, please call Heritage Station Museum at 912-389-3461.