Cannonball House holds 150th anniversary | News
The Cannonball House is celebrating 150 years with a bang. Saturday, July 19th, the staffers will reenact the event that gave the landmark its name at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. followed by a brief tour.
The home turned museum was actually struck by a Hotchkiss shell, which is similar to a grenade, not a cannonball, during the Civil War.
But when the Daughters of the Confederate bought the house, they decided on the cannonball house name and it stuck.
Education Director Brenda Dobson says the home has been a museum for 50 years.
It still has the Hotchkiss shell, that failed to detonate, on display.
The Cannonball House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has 45-minute guided tours 6 days a week.
The Ocmulgee Mounds is also commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Dunlap Hill and the Battle of Walnut Creek Saturday, July 26th.