NCHS Launches Passport To Coweta County Program
From Special Reports
Passport to Coweta County is an outdoor exhibit that encourages families to explore different locations, areas, and experiences throughout Newnan and the surrounding Coweta County area.
Families are invited to visit historical sites including battlefields, museums, and WWII-era homes and also participate in making history by visiting new sites of interest including the Newnan Trolley and LINC multi-use trail. The program will run between June and August 2019.
Participating families start their journey at the McRitchie-Hollis museum where they can pick up their passport booklet for a $5 donation (active Newnan-Coweta Historical Society members receive a free booklet). Touring the home earns participants their first “stamp.”
The passport includes ten stops in total. Once families visit the passport location and actively engage with the organization, they should see a staff or volunteer on site to receive their “stamp” for that respective location. For locations without a volunteer or staff member on site, families may take a photo documenting their visit and receive a “stamp” at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum at a later date. Families that receive stamps for all ten stops by the end of the program will receive a congratulatory prize.
Passport Locations include:
- McRitchie-Hollis Museum
- Newnan Carnegie Library
- Coweta County Visitors Center (Alan Jackson Display)
- Coweta County Historic 1904 Courthouse
- Wadsworth Auditorium
- City of Newnan Trolley
- Brown’s Mill Battlefield
- Moreland Cultural Arts Alliance
- Senoia Area Historical Society History Museum
The passport program officially ends with NCHS’ “Back to School Pep Rally” held Saturday, August 3 from 11am to 2pm. At the event, NCHS will kick off its new exhibit honoring Newnan High School’s 1000th football game. Families participating in the passport program are invited to attend the event where prizes will be distributed for those who completed all ten stops.