Macon’s 200 year history is rich…and poor; black…and white; joyful…and tragic. In short, as with all communities’ histories, it is complicated and paradoxical. And our history goes back even further. The true origin of community, civilization and culture on the land where Macon has existed for 200 years is actually found close to 17,000 years ago when people first called this place home.
The Macon-Bibb Bicentennial Celebration is a year-long opportunity to come together as a community to both honor and acknowledge our history, while celebrating the bounty of talent and potential here, now.
With intentionality, let us use this time to see, learn and gain understanding and appreciation for our history in order to guide us forward into our next 100 years with a bold vision that inspires the hearts and souls of us all.
In recent decades, Macon has undergone redevelopment and revitalization, preserving its historic architecture and enhancing its cultural offerings. Today, Macon is known for its lively arts scene, rich history and vibrant downtown area. Learn more about the history of Macon via the online resources below.
New Georgia Encyclopedia
Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park
Tubman African American Museum
Historic Macon Foundation
Otis Redding Foundation
Macon Arts Alliance
The Grand Opera House
Ocmulgee Heritage Trail
The Big House Museum
The Cannonball House
Macon Music Trail
Historic Grant’s Lounge
Capricorn Sound Studios and Museum