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. 


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Posted by Carl Maneely on August 17, 2015 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (1)

The Center was recently noticed by the Georgia Trust with its 2015 Award for "Excellence in Rehabilitation" This award rercognized the Pioneer Historical Society 4 year effort to rehabilitate the South Geeorgia College Administration Building & Auditorium  for its adaptive use as the Telfair Center for the Arts. Accepting the award on behalf of the Society were Board Chairmen Thomas Anderson, PHS President Robert Herndon, and the rehab crew - Frank & Ann Murphy and Rip Maneely. Thanks to the City of McRae - Helena and the local businesses and organizations that donated to the rehab effort and to the Georgia Power Foundation for its grant.

Also, thanks to our event sponsors and the members of our audiences for your continuing support of the Center's operations and maintenance.


Posted by Carl Maneely on October 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The rehab effort to adapt the South Georgia College Auditorium for use as the Telfair Center for the Arts has been completed with the Restroom for the Men' Dressing Room update. With that rehab effort finished, the Telfair Center for the Arts is fully operational. 


Posted by Carl Maneely on March 11, 2014 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (1)

The rehabilitation of the  former library room of the Old South Georgia College has been completed for its adaptive use as the main reception room. This 25 x 44' space includes a buffet line, new lighting, solar shades and is beautifully finished. Now available for your use. See " Rental Information" for rates or call (229) 868-7114 for additional information.

Exchange Club Donation

Posted by Carl Maneely on March 11, 2014 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

 Thanks to the Exchange Club for their generous donation to the TCA rehabilitation effort. We are close to completing our rehab of the first floor which includes the auditorium, two reception rooms, the lobby, dressing rooms,restrooms and the HVAC systems

Mark Cartwright

Posted by Carl Maneely on November 5, 2013 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Mark for his selection to the Georgia Country Music Hall of Fame. Mark is a native son of Telfair County and will be appearing at the Telfair Center for the Arts for the PURE COUNTRY CONCERT with vocalist KENDRA WELCH. 

Large Reception Room

Posted by Carl Maneely on March 23, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Work is in progress to restore the Old South Georgia College's Library Room for its adapative use as a large reception room. The walls are being patched or replaced and covered with nu -wal to insure their durability. Wainscotting and flooring is being repaired or replaced. Lighting is undergoing restoration to match the historic character of the room and all surfaces are being prepared for painting. The floor is being cleaned and tung oil is to be applied. The book shelves at the south end of the room have been removed and a buffet line cabinet installed.

Work is also underway to rehab the ladies rest room that serves the ladies dressing room. This restroom was installed in 1911 and has been improved over the years but has been in disuse for several years.

Sound System

Posted by Telfair Center for the Arts on March 6, 2011 at 7:27 PM Comments comments (0)

A new sound system was installed in the TCA auditorium on 11 March 2011 and is available for use. At the heart of the system is the Yamaha EMX-2000 12 channel powered mixer.