Celebrating 50th Anniversary Of Powers’ Crossroads

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It has been 50 years since Tom Powers founded the Powers’ Crossroads Country Fair and Arts Festival in 1971. For over 40 years, thousands visited Newnan every year during Labor Day weekend browse the fantastic craftsmanship and enjoy music, live demonstrations, and more! The festival ended in 2014, but NCHS is paying tribute with an Ode to Powers’ Crossroads celebration featuring a holiday artist market, an Ode to Powers’ Crossroads exhibit, and a special visit from Santa Clause! Visit the McRitchie-Hollis Museum on Saturday, November 20 from 10-5pm for this special celebration.

The art market located on the front lawn of the McRitchie-Hollis museum will feature a variety of local artists including fine art painters, woodworkers, glass artists, authors, and more. The market offers the perfect opportunity to buy a one-of-a-kind gift for the holiday season.

Inside the McRitchie-Hollis Museum, a special Ode to Power’s Crossroads exhibit is on display in the museum’s new Meet the Locals exhibit. The exhibit features the work of the official event photographer John Caldwell, who recently passed.

A special surprise for families at the event is the presence of Santa and Mrs. Claus! Santa will be making a special visit from the North Pole to be at the event from 10:30am to 4:30pm. This is a great opportunity to get some photos for your Christmas cards!

There is no charge to attend the Ode to Power’s Crossroads or take photos with Santa. Food trucks, live music, and a kid’s art section will also be present at the event.

Leading up to the event is a special lecture series featuring NCHS Board member and Powers’ Crossroads videographer Russ Moore on Tuesday, November 16. The lecture series, held at the Historic Train Depot at 6:30pm, will show a never before seen documentary about the festival and feature a panel of organizers, artists, and supporters integral to the success of the festival.

For more information about the events, please contact the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society at 770.251.0207.

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