Traveling Exhibits

At this time the GMA can offer two traveling exhibits for loan to other institutions.  The following guidelines are used when booking a traveling exhibit.

  • There is no rental fee on an exhibit traveling within the state of Georgia.
  • Exhibits may be rented for up to 4 weeks.
  • Agencies/museums outside of Tifton must provide approved transportation to and from the rental exhibit site.
  • Contact the GMA Curatorial Office at to book a traveling exhibit, or to submit an exhibit suggestion.


The Cotton Mill Children: Tifton’s Impact on Americacotton mill pic

This traveling exhibit features the work of 20th centuray photographer Lewis Hine, who captured the lives of poor and working-class families across the United States – and particularly the unfair and unsafe conditions in which they worked on a daily basis.  The Cotton Mill Children specifically highlights a series of photographs of Tifton Cotton Mill workers while searching for information on the work of Lewis Hine.  The mobile exhibit features the story of the Young Family, an overview on child labor, and the Tifton Cotton Mill.  The teacher’s packet includes further information on the exhibit and the Young Family’s story.

  • Exhibit includes 10 panels and 3 boxes of artifacts (large space needed to display).



American Turpentine Farmers Association Miss Gum Spirits of Turpentine Beauty Queens

Turpentine queen  Included in this traveling exhibit are portraits of the Miss Gum Spirits of Turpentine pageant winners dating from 1946 to 1961, and turpentine industry artifacts featured in some of the portraits. Included in the exhibit are also several American Turpentine Farmers Association (ATFA) manuals containing curious meeting minutes from ATFA gatherings.