The McRitchie-Hollis Museum celebrates Newnan High Football History with Exhibit Launch


From Special Reports

No one is more excited about the upcoming football season than the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and McRitchie-Hollis Museum!

On August 3, the McRitchie-Hollis Museum will be opening its latest exhibit — “Touchdown Newnan: Tackling the Legacy of Newnan High School Football.”

Inspired by Newnan’s 1000th football game being played this coming October, this exhibit is an exciting presentation covering the vast history of Newnan High School’s football team and affiliates. Beginning in 1907, Newnan High School Football has had an expansive, complex history spanning over a century. “Touchdown Newnan” honors the legacy of the players, coaches, trainers, cheerleaders, band members, and fans who contributed to both the football team and Coweta County as a community

“Touchdown Newnan: Tackling the Legacy of Newnan High School Football” will officially open with the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s Back to School Pep Rally on Saturday, Aug. 3 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. To celebrate the end of school and the close of the Passport to Coweta County program, NCHS is hosting a pep rally full with games, raffles, prizes, and free admission to the exhibit. Cheerleaders and band members from Newnan High School will be providing the cheers, “living trophies” make the perfect photo opportunity, and Dunc’s BBQ Kitchen and Frios Gourmet Pops will be on site selling concessions. To officially open the exhibit, all community members are invited to participate in the run-through banner celebration at 11:30am by wearing their alma-mater colors and either running through the banner or cheering on participants!

 “Touchdown Newnan: Tackling the Legacy of Newnan High School Football” will be on display Aug. 3, 2019 through Nov. 29, 2019. The exhibit is located in the McRitchie-Hollis museum’s new rotating exhibit space. Those wanting to view the exhibit can visit during museum hours (Tues-Sat, 10am-3pm). Admission includes entrance to the McRitchie-Hollis Museum and is $5 for Adults, $2 for Seniors, Students, and Children 4-12 years old. Children under 4 and NCHS members are permitted free entrance. Group tours are available.

NCHS and the McRitchie-Hollis Museums must thank the community for sharing not only their artifacts but their stories with us. Without them this exhibition would not have been possible. Special thanks to: Newnan High School, Coweta Sports Hall of Fame, Steve Quisenberry, Randy Robbins, Nan Newman, Vicki Hanson, Radar Brantley, Kelley Hines, and John Rich.

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