Following an extensive renovation, the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum, located in the historic Williams-Payne House dating back to 1866, reopened recently during the annual Sandy Springs Festival.
BY: Karon Warren
As part of the updates, the museum was converted into an exhibit space with new windows, paint, layout changes and security in an effort to attract more traveling exhibits and seek accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums.
“Visitors of all ages will enjoy the new and improved museum,” says Keith Moore, Heritage Sandy Springs’ director of curatorial and educational affairs. “The 150-yearold house underwent interior changes to make it more inviting and pleasant for visitors. We currently have five galleries on display, with our next major exhibit opening in June.
Visitors can learn about the history of Sandy Springs from Native Americans to our founding as a city in our anchor exhibit, ‘Sandy Springs Land and People’; view art from our most recent exhibition, ‘Painting From Life,’ featuring works from one of the Dorothy C. Benson senior center art classes; as well as ‘Wit in Wood,’ showcasing the folk art of Moses Robinson.” The museum offers tours and ongoing programming throughout the year.
HERITAGE SANDY SPRINGS MUSEUM
6075 Sandy Springs Cir.
Sandy Springs 30328
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