Middle Georgia Tour: Visting Brer Rabbit

Brer Rabbit Statue in front of the Putnam County Courthouse

Brer Rabbit Statue in front of the Putnam County Courthouse

From Rock Eagle it was on to see Brer Rabbit.  We got back on US 441 and drove south to Eatonton.  Those 30 years ago, I always enjoyed seeing Brer Rabbit out front when I drove by the Putnam County Courthouse.  So I wanted to stop there for a photo opportunity.

We parked and went to the statue for some photos, and then we got back in the car to find the Uncle Remus Museum.  It’s a few blocks down 441 from the courthouse in what looks like an old log cabin, which is actually made of two slave cabins.  There is also the Turner wing, which has artifacts from the Turnwold Plantation.  I was pretty tired by the time we arrived at the museum, so I wasn’t as engaged as I would usually be, but I did enjoy the shadow boxes with wood carved figures from the Uncle Remus stories, Brer Fox and Brer Bear and Brer Rabbit and their friends.

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There’s a Brer Rabbit Statue there at the museum, too, the same “model” as in front of the courthouse.

After Eatonton, we continued south to Milledgeville for the evening.  And a Flannery O’Connor Day was our next day.  But that’s the next post.

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Brer Rabbit and me.

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