WELCOME to Historic Richland Baptist Church, a legendary landmark in middle Georgia for almost 200 years. For the first 100 years, the building served as a place of worship to fulfill the spiritual needs of families in the community. Today this historic place hosts an annual church homecoming, and other private and public religious, cultural and educational events, consistent with the mission of the Richland Resoration League, Inc.
“….the handsome old building which looked upon the beauty of the aristocracy and the wealth of more than a century ago, still stands proudly among the majestic oaks that surround it”. (Dr. Louis C. Alderman, Jr- 1971)
Browse and learn more about historic preservation, restoration plans, events, and the contribution of the Richland Church to the history of the community and region.
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Begin this Christmas Season of Celebration with
KEEPING CHRISTMAS AT RICHLAND CHURCH
The 11th annual performance, lead by the talented Frank Hendrix, celebrates the Christmas season during the Civil War period with sadness, disappointment yet seasonal merriment in song prevails. A camp of Confederate soldiers are near. The performance last about 90 minutes. Keeping Christmas has become a popular annual tradition among Middle Georgians.
The 2019 performances of Keeping Christmas At Richland Church will be held at 7 PM on Friday December 6 and Saturday December 7. Tickets will be available at the door only. Adults $12, Student age 12-18- $7, age 11or under – no charge. Historic Richland Church is about a 30 minute drive from Macon, Warner Robins or Dublin, and a slightly longer drive from Milledgeville.
From I-16 at exit 24 (GA Hwy 96), Turn west towards Warner Robins on Hwy 96. Pass Huddle House/Exxon Truck Stop, turn right on new paved road between the Truck Stop and Country’s Best Meats, Go 200-300 yards to dead end , turn right, then then left onto Old Richland Road. Continue 2 miles to the church.
View video presenting a historical collection beginning about 1949, the time the Richland Restoration League was formed. This video was prepared by Buddy Faulk to commemorate the 200th anniversary celebration in October 2012.
Listen to the story…
It was a Sunday morning in 1863, Richland was filled with the voices of worshipers, children were squirming, courtships were developing, horses and carriages were tied outside. Can you imagine? Frank Hendrix gives us a glimpse of those days as he tells the story of Richland Baptist Church.
Craftsmen Repair Plaster at Historic Richland
Town and Country Garden Club decorates for Keeping Christmas each year ….. more
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Merchandise on the shelves is limited so it sure won’t take long to browse. Click your way in the door and take a look. While there, pay your membership dues or make an additional contribution. Paying your dues through the online store is quick, easy, safe, secure and supports the preservation of this historic place.
In the the Library, find newsletters, brochures and other publications. Need driving directions to Historic Richland? Download it from the Library.
Read the story by Scott Thompson, Sr appearing in the Twiggs Times New Era. Celebrating 200 years….. The article is also available from the Library
Spring 2011, The first event of the bi-centennial celebration began with demonstrations, song, merrymaking, and characters of the past visiting and telling their stories. New photos. The Twiggs Times New Era story can be found the library, entitled Spring 2011 event.
The Spring 2011 Newsletter is available. This edition provides the day’s schedule for “Spring Into Living History” to be held on Saturday April 9th. (Download your copy from the Library)