The Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum in Homer will officially open to the public Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the town’s Annual Holiday Festival. There is no charge.
The museum is located 7 miles north of I-85 at Banks Crossing at 953 Historic Homer Highway (old Hwy. 441), across from the old Banks County courthouse.
Formerly the home of The Banks County Journal, the location has be the site of a newspaper in Homer since 1888. The building was purchased last year by Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc., the parent firm of the Banks County News.
The building contains the original letterpress equipment used to print the Journal from the early 1900s to 1969.
The building and equipment have been restored to create a museum that showcases how a small rural weekly newspaper was published in the early 1900s.
“We’re excited about the opening of this museum in the community,” said co-publisher Mike Buffington. “Although we have more work to do, this museum gives a pretty good view into an era when printing a local newspaper was literally done by hand.”
For a digital view into the museum, visit: