By: Staff Reports | Gwinnett Citizen

Meadow Garden Home and Museum

George Walton was a signer of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia.  Meadow Garden was his home in Augusta, Georgia.

The home is nestled in the midst of the medical and technological center in Augusta, open for touring from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM, with the last tour beginning at 3:15 PM.  For more information, visit their website at www.historicmeadowgarden.org 

Meadow Garden represents the participation of a lot of Georgia Daughters of the American Revolution.  The house was saved from being a rental house in 1891 by the Augusta Chapter.  The care and maintenance of Meadow Garden is a project of the Georgia State Society DAR and is owned and operated by them. 
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John McBrayer has been the director at Meadow Garden for nearly a year.  The home is a National Historic Landmark  and Museum in Augusta, Georgia.  He says the house is in good shape but the windows are in need of repair.  The project of Regent Bea Fisher, Georgia State DAR, is to put in an underground irrigation system.

In the past 10 months, over two thousand guests have visited Meadow Garden from across the country and around the world! 

This well-preserved 1790s structure is well known in historic preservation circles and is the oldest house museum in Georgia.

John is a gentleman farmer at his family's farm (for four generations) when he's not serving as Director of Meadow Garden and working on his Master's Degree at the University of Georgia.

Ginger Nicholson is presently Regent at College Hill Chapter NSDAR in Augusta, GA.  She is a former Meadow Garden Chairman, and holds a degree in art education.  Most importantly, Ginger has a heart for Meadow Garden!  Her  educational background came in handy when she refurbished the exquisite busts of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence that reside in the front parlor of the home.  The busts are of George Walton, Button Gwinnett and Lyman Hall.  Meadow Garden was the farm home of George Walton. 

Three chapters participated in general clean up of the grounds and inside the house.  Chapters serving were: Philadelphia Winn, Lawrenceville; Sunbury Chapter, Winder; College Hill Chapter, Augusta.

Attendees from Philadelphia Winn Chapter NSDAR: Regent Lydia McGill, First Vice Regent Kitty Watters, Second Vice Regent Ann Story, Chaplain Linda Olson, Lee Schermerhorn, Carolyn Holley, Gerda Groff, and Cindy Gaskins.

For more information regarding the Philadelphia Winn Chapter of the NSDAR, please visit our website at: philadelphiawinn.georgiastatedar.org