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Friends of the Cannonball House, Inc. Announces the completion of restoration of the front façade

(Macon, GA) – The Friends of the Cannonball House, Inc.  is happy to announce the completion of the restoration of the front facade. We would like to thank those who made the restoration a reality:  NSDAR, Sheridan, Tony Long, Watson Brown Jr. board. A reception is planned for the near future.

The Cannonball House would like to thank The Old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville for their generous donation of an 1850 Weber square grand piano. We are looking forward to hearing its wonderful melodies sing throughout the home.

The Cannonball House, named for damage sustained during the War Between the States, was built in 1853 as a planter’s townhouse. Located in Macon, Georgia, The Cannonball House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is an example of authentic Greek Revival architecture containing fine period furnishings. The house is also the repository for the Founders’ parlors of the Adelphean (ΑΔΙΙ) and Philomathean (ΦΜ) societies, recreated from Wesleyan College, where they began in 1851 and 1852.

The Cannonball House is devoted to acquiring, conserving, interpreting, and exhibiting artifacts reflecting Georgia’s heritage from the antebellum through reconstruction eras. We strive to engage and inspire community members and visitors by presenting authentic and entertaining educational programs, exhibits, and special events through a wide range of history.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American History, and support better education for our nation’s children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With 178,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org. For more about applying for a Special Projects Grant from DAR, visit www.dar.org/grants.

For more information, please call 478-745-2862 or visit www.cannonballhouse.org