Museum Exhibits

Our museum features two floors and almost 10,000 square feet of exhibition space for local history displays both permanent and rotational.

Upstairs exhibits cover aspects of the Lowndes history in more detail and often coincide with local milestones or community events. Just some of our current exhibits include:

  • The life and family of wild west icon Doc Holliday and his ties to Valdosta
  • A four year Civil War exhibit in recognition of the war’s sesquicentennial, prepared by Jeremy Petrella
  • History of Valdosta’s City Halls
  • Selection from Moody Air Force Base’s history
  • The Anthony Crews collection of Desert Storm artifacts
  • The Faries Collection of Civil War artifacts and uniforms
  • 1912 – 2012: 100 Years of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce
  • A History of Baseball in Valdosta
  • The Story of Gypsy the Elephant
  • Phillis Wheatley Club House and Thomas Home DOT Exhibits
  • Crescent Corners: A sampling of historic homes on Patterson Street
  • The Art of Handmade Laces, featuring historic artifacts from our textile collections.

Our largest permanent exhibit, “Lowndes County – Past, Present, and Future,” is located on the bottom floor of the museum.  This expansive display contains artifacts and images that highlight economic, cultural, and social development of our community.  Also in our downstairs are selections from our textile archives from historic shawls, purses and accessories, to WWII military uniforms.

This and much more can be found at the Lowndes County Historical Museum.  In addition, many digital versions of our displays are available in the Online Exhibits section of our website.