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 www.JimRee.org. 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 www.jimree.org.
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 www.jimree.org.
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