Spring into History with These Great Events!

Meet Jim Sawgrass

Jim Sawgrass is a native Floridian of Muscogee Creek (Mvskoke) descent and living historian of the southeastern tribes of Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. He became more involved with his Native American heritage by attending Pow Wows, Native festivals, and historical reenactments. He learned more about Native culture and history from many elders, outdoors-men, and reanactors he was surrounded by. He is also an Eagle Scout and applies his scouting skills to this day.

Sawgrass has been sharing his knowledge of the Southeastern Native American tribes for over 25 years. He served on the Florida Indian Council from 1991-1995. Sawgrass has been sharing his knowledge of the Southeastern Native American tribes for over 30 years.

In 1988, Sawgrass began presenting programs professionally on Native American history and started the “Deep Forest Historical Native American Programs.” Since then, he has performed at places like schools, Pow Wows, state and national parks, Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Sea World, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festivals and many other places around the U.S. He also been featured on many television networks such as History Channel, Travel Channel and Discovery Channel.

Public Tours

The William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center has reopened to the public! Come spend the day touring this award winning Georgia landmark. Learn about life in the 19th century through the lens of the Harris Family while touring our historic log house (circa 1825), outbuildings, gardens, and exhibits.

The Helen Arnold Pavilion is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic lunch after your tour!

We are open on the first and third Saturdays of each month March – December from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Guided tours are offered on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Ticket information is available at https://harrishomestead.com/public-tours/.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you again soon!

The William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center
is proud to be a part of
Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts
2021 Garden Tour

Nature Meets Art

Take an up-close and intimate look at some of the prettiest gardens in our community.

Saturday, May 15th 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
ticket information at monroewaltonarts.org




Join us for a fun filled evening in the Helen Arnold Harris Pavilion! Get creative with Leah, from In Home Paint Parties and paint a lovely lavender arrangement while surrounded by our lush gardens. This fundraiser will help us continue our mission to serve as a cultural and educational center dedicated to the advancement of heritage, agricultural, and environmental scholarship.

Ticket information available at https://whhpaintpartyfundraiser.eventbrite.com
Light refreshments will be served.

Did you attend our last event?

April 17th was a Beautiful Day for a Fun Foray…

The day featured a hike through the scenic, natural parts of the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center. Participants learned about the different kinds of mushrooms that grow in the area during the spring as well as edible, indigenous plants.

A Mushroom Foray at the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center is a great way to get out and into nature while visiting and supporting a local historic site, too. Join us at our next foray — date coming soon!

Learn about other ways to support the William Harris Homestead Museum & Education Center!