Unframed Images: Photography from the Collection of P.H. Polk

The Only Stop in Georgia!

Georgia Writers Museum is hosting the traveling exhibit, Unframed Images: Photography from the Collection of P.H. Polk. Best known for his inspirational portrait of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Tuskegee’s Chief Flight Instructor Charles Anderson, P. H. Polk’s work gave the Tuskegee Airmen national recognition. The Polk Collection is held at Tuskegee University, where Polk was head of the Photography Department and includes a comprehensive study of African American portraiture.

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Tuskegee Airmen

Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and Tuskegee’s Chief Flight Instructor Charles Anderson

The exhibit will be open from November 19, 2020 through January 3, 2021, Thursday –
Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sundays, 1pm – 4pm. This program is free and open to the public, donations appreciated.

Pre-registration is required, select the date and time below:

Week 1:   Thursday, November 19th – Sunday, November 22nd

Week 2:   Thursday, November 26th – Sunday, November 29th

Week 3:   Thursday, December 3rd – Sunday, December 6th

Week 4:   Thursday, December 10th – Sunday, December 13th

Week 5:   Thursday, December 17th – Sunday, December 20th

Week 6:   Saturday, December 26th – Friday, December 27th*

*Closed December 24th and 25th

Week 7:    Thursday, December 31st – Sunday, January 3rd

 Thank you to our generous sponsors!

This exhibit’s travel and only stop in Georgia was made possible by the Southern Literary Trail, the first tri-state literary trail in the United States, which celebrates acclaimed 20th century writers and playwrights of Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia, and leads you on a journey of discovery to the places that shaped and inspired them.


Check out our sister exhibit at the Old School History Museum!

Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of WWII

Tuskegee Airmen: The Segregated Skies of WWII explores the history and heroism of the first African American pilots to fly in combat for the United States. This exhibit, curated by Kennesaw State University’s Museum of History and Holocaust Education offers a glimpse into the racial challenges and triumphs of the aviators and enables visitors to follow the story of these pioneering pilots from the outbreak of the war to the present.

Parent/Teacher resources are available for 5th – 12th-grade students online at:

Exhibit Hours:
November 3, 2020 – January 8, 2021
Tuesdays – Fridays / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
No reservation required.

Old School History Museum
305 N. Madison Ave. Eatonton, GA
For more information: https://www.oldschoolhistorymuseum.org

Amanda Vining photo

Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.