Telfair Center for the Arts

A 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization commited to the rehabilitation of Telfair's landmark Old South Georgia

College Administration Building for its adaptive use as the Telfair Center for the Arts. 

119 College St. McRae
(GPS use 903 W College St)

Named Telfair County's business of the year and recognized by the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation for "Excellence in Rehabilitation," 2015 has been a banner year for one of Georgia's finest performing arts venues. Wonderful architectural details, great acoustic quality, comfortable seating in a climate controlled environment enhance the total experience of outstanding live performances. Great entertainment, great venue, and great prices.

ABOUT US


Received the 2015 Georgia Trust's Award for "Excellence in Rehabilitation" for the rehabilitation of the of the Old South Georgia College Administration Building for its adaptive us as the Telfair Center for the Arts.


The Telfair Center for the Arts is operated and maintained by the Pioneer Historical Society of Telfair County. The Center is the rehabilitated South Georgia College Administration Building, the county's landmark building that was constructed in 1892 under the auspices of the South Georgia Conference of the Methodist church. It provided grades through 11 and three years of college. It was transferred to the local school system in 1928 and served as the local high school, then elementary school until sold to the Telfair Art Association and Pioneer Historical Society (jointly the Pioneer Historical Society) in 1979. The South Georgia College Administration Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


The mission of the Society is the preservation of Telfair history and to generate interest in the arts among the regions citizens. To this end, an extensive restoration and rehabilitation of the Administration Building was undertaken in 2002. Today, the resultant Center features restored lobby and auditorium, dressing rooms, public restrooms, and two reception rooms. The auditorium, noted for its wonderful acoustical qualities, seats 410 and its stage is 20 X 42. The Center is air conditioned and adequate parking is available. The first event in the new Center was held in March, 2010.


TCA WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT

GEORGIA POWER FOUNDATION

LUMBER CITY HARDWARE

 CITY OF McRAE - HELENA

TELFAIR LIBRARY BOARD

and

Telfair Hardware

McRae Fire Department

J & K Trim Shop

Medicine Men Band

Sam's Drive In Band

White Water Creek Band

Higher Praise

The Singing Sensations

TCA's Variety Show

The Rescue Ranch

Jimmy Bentley Plumbing

Telfair County Public Works

Telfair Sheriff's Department