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Directions to Jim-Ree African American History and Culture Museum in Elberton
Opening at 10:00 AM on Saturday
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4 years ago
Jim-Ree Museum began with an annual Black History Month exhibit during February. We now program year round, including our rotating and permanent exhibits, Juneteenth Festival, Virtual 5K Run, Kwanzaa Celebration, and more. All are welcome to visit our recently renovated home in the Historic Elbert County Jail. Our historians and storytellers are available by appointment for individual and group tours, consultations, workshops and presentations.
- Jimmy W
2 years ago
This museum is a gem among gems. We got a tour with Jimmy White. What a great way to learn about African American history through a rich and storied local lens. This family-run museum is doing the important work of preservation and education. Visits are currently by appointment only through their website, but hopefully the museum will expand their hours and activities as we move through the pandemic. A must-visit!
- Yu G
5 years ago
Cultural and living history museum featuring local authors, artifacts, and exhibits revealing an untold story of Elbert County. Community programs include a Juneteenth Festival, Kwanzaa Festival, health fair and annual 5k walk/run. Events are family friendly and fun! The Jim-Ree Museum is currently open by appointment for individuals, groups, and schools. The Museum is also available for small events, such as book signings, film screenings, educational workshops and more!
- April H

A Museum in Elberton, Georgia

Jim-Ree Museum believes that we help shape the future through researching and preserving the past and present, and sharing our knowledge with the world. We invite you to see things anew through the lens of our outstanding collections. You’ll learn more than you ever thought possible and expand your mind in a miraculous way. We always keep our offerings fresh through our special events, educational lectures, and temporary exhibits. Contact us to schedule your visit today.

Programs and Events
Jim-Ree begins each year by participating in the Annual Emancipation Proclamation Ceremony and MLK Parade. 

During the summer, Jim-Ree hosts an Annual Juneteenth Music Festival and Health Fair, featuring a 5K Run/Walk, Wellness Presentations, Live Music Performances and Fundraising Gala. 

We close the year with our Annual Kwanzaa Celebration, featuring Educational Lectures, Community Discussions, and Family-Friendly Performing Arts Series. 

Exhibits and Tours
Jim-Ree Museum exhibits are available to view year round Monday through Saturday by appointment in our recently renovated space. With support from museum patrons like you, we can renovate the remaining two thirds of the building and offer tours of the historic jail areas. Contact us to learn how you can support Jim-Ree Museum with your time, talents and treasures!

Jim-Ree Museum Gift Shop
Black America Series: Elbert County Georgia is Jim-Ree Museum Director Aurolyn Hamm-White's effort to share the untold history of African-Americans in Elbert County. Published by Arcadia, the book is available for sale on our website and Amazon Smile. (Be sure to select Jim-Ree Museum as your preferred charity, and a portion of all your Amazon Smile purchases will benefit the Museum). With continued support from museum patrons like you, we can expand our research and exhibits of the journeys and contributions African Americans in Elbert County and the world. Shop our Jim-Ree Museum Gift Shop online or contact us to purchase t-shirts, raffle tickets, books by local authors, and more. 

Membership and Admission
Learn more about Jim-Ree Museum admission and membership on our website at Reduced rates are available for students, seniors, and local Elbert County residents. You are also welcome to join our Facebook community online at no cost to you.

History and Mission
Jim-Ree Museum began as a Black History Month Exhibit during February at the Elberton Cultural Center. After many years of itinerant displays, the founding committee generated enough interest to pursue a permanent location for year round programming and exhibits. Jim-Ree Museum is now housed in the former Elbert County Jail and Sheriff's Residence. Our mission is to research, preserve and share African American history and culture in the Appalachian Foothills Region and the world. Learn more about our work at

Vision and Hope  
The vision of Jim-Ree Museum is to become the premier resource for African American studies and cultural programming in Northeast Georgia. Our hope is that by making information more accessible, by providing opportunities for dialog, and by offering programs we can all enjoy, Jim-Ree Museum will help to improve inter-cultural communication, relationships, and diplomacy in our local community and the world. Help support our work at 

Thank you visiting! Please contact us to schedule your visit and to learn how you can support Jim-Ree Museum with your time, talents and treasures.

Mr. Jimmy O. White, Founder | President

Mrs. Aurolyn H. White, Director

Ms. April Hamm, Digital Ambassador

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  • (706) 408-4448


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24 South Oliver Street
Elberton, GA 30635

Business Hours

Sat:10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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