SMS Spotlight: Andalusia Farm

In recognition of this month’s Georgia History Festival theme, “Opening the Archives: Telling the Stories of Innovation,” this week’s Super Museum Sunday Spotlight highlights Andalusia Farm: Home of Flannery O’Connor.

Visit the Milledgeville home of Flannery O’Connor where visitors may tour the home and the grounds that inspired the work of one of America’s most influential fiction writers. Flannery O’Connor moved to Andalusia Farm with her mother as she battled systemic lupus erythematosus. At Andalusia, Flannery’s mother ran a successful dairy farm while Flannery penned works such as Wise Blood, A Good Man is Hard to Find, and The Violent Bear It Away. O’Connor lived at this site for 13 years until her death in 1964. Today the nonprofit organization, The Flannery O’Connor – Andalusia Foundation opens the house and grounds to the public to promote the legacy of Flannery O’Connor.

Andalusia Farms will be FREE and open to the public on Sunday, February 5 as part of the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday. For additional information on Flannery O’Connor please visit the Georgia Historical Society’s Featured Historical Figures page.

Be sure to check back in January for a full list of participating sites!