About

ganewsmuseumWelcome to the website of the Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum located in Homer, Ga. The purpose of the museum is to show how a typical rural weekly newspaper was published by letterpress in the era of 1888-1940, and even into the 1960s.

At that time, the production of a weekly newspaper was very labor intensive. To an extent, newsgathering was a luxury for many small newspapers because of the time it took to physically produce a weekly edition. In that era, many small town newspapers existed off of the news that came into their building from correspondents and others. Original newsgathering was not done as much as it is today in many small towns. There was even a lack of time to do much outside advertising sales.

This museum shows how a weekly newspaper was produced in that era and how the production process from setting type to printing was done. This process gave the rural weekly newspaper industry very firm blue-collar roots as it was craft oriented. Only with the later advent of offset printing did the industry shift into a more white-collar environment. 

The Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum is owned by Mainstreet Newspapers, Inc. of Jefferson, Ga. The firm publishes a small group of weekly newspapers in Northeast Georgia, including the local Banks County News which shares office space with the museum.

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Location

The Georgia Weekly Newspaper Museum is located at 

953 Historic Homer Highway
Homer, GA

It is part of the office of the Banks County News, the weekly newspaper for the community. The office is staffed part-time. 

Hours

Mon. 8:30-5:00

Thurs. & Fri. 8:30-12:00

or for appointment email

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