The Ada Mae Ivester Education Center

We make it easy for educators to help their students understand and retain what's being taught in the classroom. All of our educational programs are designed to meet Georgia Standards of Excellence. We provide on-site programs and tours, travel trunks for classrooms, and free digital programs that cover a broad range of historical topics.

We offer a broad range of on-site Living History programs that meet Georgia Standards of Excellence. Our programs are engaging, entertaining, and memorable experiences that encourage critical thinking skills in students. These popular programs are an excellent way to connect students to the historic events and figures they're learning about in class.


Travel Trunks are like a "museum in a box" filled with artifacts, primary sources, and GSE-based lessons plans that offer a hands-on experience for your students.

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The Cottrell Digital Studio provides free digital programs to all Georgia schools and homeschool groups. Students can interact with a historic character through a Live Webcast, take a guided tour of our exhibits through a Virtual Tour, and watch our original and entertaining series of Webisodes.

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The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University - 322 Academy St NE Gainesville, GA 30501 - 770.297.5900 -