The proceeds for many of our events go toward preserving and restoring the Bulloch Hall home and grounds.
2019 Programs and Events at Bulloch Hall
Super Museum Sunday Super Museum Sunday is an annual event coordinated by the Georgia Historical Society as part of the Georgia History Festival, commemorating the founding of Georgia. This year, there are 101 participating sites in all parts of the state.
A full list of sites and interactive Googlemap are available by visiting georgiahistoryfestival.org
Feb. 10, 2019 from 1:00 p.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.
Opening of Bulloch Hall’s Azalea Garden Join the staff and volunteers at Bulloch Hall for a lunchtime celebration of their new azalea garden. Lemonade and cookies will be served. Bring your sack lunch for a picnic on the grounds. Date: April 3, 11:45 a.m. Fees: free
Lecture: Georgia's Westward Expansion Learn about the conditions in and early growth patterns of the Southeast. What was the setting in which the Georgia Colony was founded? What were the influences on the Georgia Colony and how did people survive? What were the first towns? A question and answer session will follow the lecture. Date: April 17, 7 p.m. Click here for tickets. Fees: $6 /free for members (must register in advance)
Lecture: From the Bullochs to the Roosevelts The Bulloch family helped shape the history of Georgia. When Mittie Bulloch married Theodore Roosevelt two powerful and influential families merged. Their son, President Theodore Roosevelt, had a profound and lasting influence on our country. Date: May 15, 7:00 p.m., Parlor at Bulloch Hall. Register here. Fees: $6/free for members
Exhibit: Honoring President Theodore Roosevelt Bulloch Hall will exhibit items from Teddy Roosevelt’s 1905 “Tour of the South” and his stop in Roswell to visit his mother’s childhood home. President Roosevelt’s original itinerary for this trip is included as well as other memorabilia and artifacts. Dates: May 8- August 31 Fees: Admission $8 adults, $7 seniors, $6 children (free for members)
Decorative Arts Tour This intriguing tour teaches you about style and furniture of the nineteenth century based on the collections at Bulloch Hall. You will also learn about the Bulloch family and Roswell history while touring Bulloch Hall. Call 770-992-1731, ext. 4, for information and reservations. Date: June 6, 2:00 p.m. Fees: $10 per person /free for members. Register here.
Magnolia Ball The Friends of Bulloch, Inc. and Malon D. Mimms will host the 2019 Magnolia Ball on Saturday, June 22nd, at a private club in Buckhead. Proceeds from the 34th annual Ball will provide scholarship support for the many historical, environmental, and educational programs offered at Bulloch Hall. In addition, our top priority will be the continued preservation of the Bulloch Hall property including “Orchard Hill.” Date: June 22, 2019 Fees: $150 Register here
A Southern Trilogy Camp Adventure: Passport to the Past - NEW This exciting new camp is your passport to the past where your child will experience new adventures in old 19th century Roswell. Each day campers will meet at one of the Historic House Museum locations. Wednesday - Bulloch Hall, where President Teddy Roosevelt’s mom grew up: experience blacksmithing, woodworking, period clothes and quilts, candle dipping, games including a watermelon seed-spitting contest, and take home crafts. Thursday – Barrington Hall, were the founder of Roswell’s son lived: draw water from a well, fill a tub, heating of water, water wheel equals power, clean & comb raw cotton for spinning, make natural dyes to Tie Dye a t-shirt, technology tour: a blast from the past. Friday –Smith Plantation, where real cotton was grown: help our featured chef, Clarissa Clifton, with open hearth cooking while sampling some great treats, dig for veggies, make homemade butter and ice-cream, play games, and take home crafts including a real Mr. /Mrs. Potato Head. Location: Bulloch Hall, Barrington Hall, Smith Plantation Fees: $94 per child PROGRAM # 41805-01 (register on City of Roswell's website) Ages 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Wed-Fri, 7/24 – 7/26
Photography Workshop Learn to take better images, use filters, and phone Apps too. Also learn the best ways to store and post- process your images. You will need a camera or if you don’t have one you may use your phone camera. Date: July 26-27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Fees: $50/$40 for members. Register here.
Registration closed. Moonlight and Martinis Join us on Friday, Aug. 16 for live music, a full moon, martinis, and light appetizers on Bulloch Hall’s grounds. Reservations are $40 per person and include two drink tickets (additional drink tickets are $10). Relax and enjoy music, drinks, and a garden exhibit of local artists’ works. Then stroll over to Bulloch Hall and have a self-guided candlelight tour of the summer exhibit about President Teddy Roosevelt’s trip to Roswell in 1905. The event is from 8-10 p.m. and is rain or shine. In case of rain, the event will take place in Bulloch Hall and the Osage Terrace Room on the grounds. For more information, please call 770 992-1731 ext. 2
Behind the Ropes Tour: Kitchen to Attic Enjoy a peek behind the ropes at Bulloch Hall while learning many intriguing facts about the house, grounds and family. Learn about the construction of the house in 1839 and view architectural details unique to the period. Bulloch Hall, a Greek Revival home, is considered one of the best examples in Georgia of this style. Call 770-992-1731, ext 4, for information. Date: Aug 22, 2:00 p.m. Fees: $10 per person/free for members. Register here.
SAMPLER EXHIBIT The Works of our Hands – The Magnolia Sampler Guild hosts its 13th Biannual Exhibit at Bulloch Hall September 20-28, 2019. Over one hundred needlework pieces stitched by members will be on display. On September 19 they will host a luncheon at the Atlanta Athletic Club with speaker Vickie LoPiccolo Jennet, who will speak about the symbolism of sampler verses. For information about the luncheon please call Barbara Haberly at 770-955-1955. Dates: Sept. 20-28, 2019 Fees: Included with regular museum admission. $8 Adult, $7 Senior, $6 Children
LECTURE AT BULLOCH HALL: THE HISTORY OF EARLY ROSWELL Local historian Michael Hitt talks about the very early days of Roswell. He begins by giving background information on the American Indians who populated the area. His detailed approach explains where early mills and other landmarks were before Roswell was incorporated as a town. He includes information about the development patterns in the area, who came here, and what motivated them. Date: Sept. 5, 7:00 p.m. Fees: $8 per person preregistration. $4 for members who preregister. $10 at the door for everyone. Register here.
A SPOOKTACULAR NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMS Enjoy a family-friendly Spooky Tour of Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation at night where children can trick or treat amongst the spirits. Spooky Sightings Tours start on the Front Porch at: 5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40, 7:00, 7:20, with the last tour at 7:40 p.m. Must Register on line. Barrington Hall: Haunted Hayrides, Zombie craft in the Barn, period selfies in the Family Parlor, and encounter three former “residents” of the house Bulloch Hall: Through the crystal ball History Comes Alive when you tour by candlelight the rooms of Bulloch Hall. Meet Teddy Roosevelt, his mother and other family members on this ghostly night. Follow the signs to the goofy graveyard where you will find games, music and hotdogs. Smith Plantation: The house will be illuminated by candle light with spirits from the Smith family wandering the home - there’s bound to be ghost tales from the past!!! Children are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes and bring a bag or bucket to collect treats. Create s’mores, enjoy hot drinks, and make “ghosts” from tootsie pops. Date: 10/19/19, 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Location: Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums: Barrington Hall, Bulloch Hall, and Smith Plantation Admission: $10.00 per person, (or $30 for a family of four or more) children under 5 are free.
LECTURE AT BULLOCH HALL: THE TRAIL OF TEARS IN NORTH GEORGIA Jeff Bishop, author of The Cherokee Trail of Tears, director at the Funk Heritage Center at Reinhardt University, and former president of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association, talks about the removal period for the Cherokee Nation. This is a great opportunity to learn about the complex history of this period and how it affected the Cherokee people. Date: Oct. 29, 7:00 p.m. Fees: $8 per person. $4 for members who preregister. $10 at the door for everyone. Sold out.
Special Event SOUTHEASTERN NATIVE AMERICANS' CULTURE AND BELIEFS Join us for the best presentation on Native American culture you will find anywhere. Jim Sawgrass, a Muskogee Creek tribal member, has been teaching about the historic period culture of Southeastern Indians for over 30 years. Dressed in his tribal clothing, Sawgrass invites you to visit his hunting camp, with over 100 artifacts and reproductions, to hear about the history if his people. Date: Nov. 2, 2019, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fees: $15 adults, $10 children. Members are $11 adults and $6 children Register here.
PORTRAITS WITH SANTA AT BULLOCH HALL November 16-17, 2019 (Reservations Required) "Vintage Santa Sessions" will be held in a private room decorated for the season and will be 10 minutes in length. The sessions cost $129.95 and include (4) high resolution, fully edited files with full printing rights. You will select your images from your own password protected private gallery which you can share with family and friends. Contact Rod Kaye at (404)786-4136 or visit rodkaye.com Dates: Saturday Nov. 16, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 17, 12:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Register here.
SOUTHERN ARTISTS AND AUTHORS This year’s theme for Bulloch’s Christmas decorations is Southern Artists and Authors (Guided Tours will resume in January). Come and see the beautifully decorated house with rooms featuring well-known southern talents such as Margaret Mitchell and the visual artist “Cornbread.” Dates: Nov. 14-Dec. 31, 2019. Mon-Sat. 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Fees: Regular admission $8 Adult, $7 Senior, $6 Children
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS Sunday Dec. 8, 5-8 p.m., $15 per person Bundle up and bring the family when the Southern Trilogy Historic House Museums open their doors after hours for twinkling lights, greenery of the season, and sounds of the 19th century drifting throughout the rooms. Our three beautifully decorated homes will be filled with seasonal music, carols, refreshments and good old-fashioned family cheer! Barrington Hall: Caroling sing-a-long at the piano, hot chocolate and cookies, angel dress-up photos and ornament crafts in the barn. Bulloch Hall: Unique decorations, roasted marshmallows in the outdoor fireplace, mulled cider, cookies, and a craft. Archibald Smith Plantation: Hot-spiced apple cider and gingerbread cookies, traditional Christmas music, and an opportunity to make a Christmas craft. Register here.
Sold out HIGH TEA AT BULLOCH HALL Sold out This annual event includes servers in period clothing who present guests with a main course of gourmet sandwiches and a dessert course of sweets and traditional tea delicacies. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 770-992-1731, ext. 2. Dates: December 5, 10, 12 and 17 at 4:00 p.m. Sold out.
Sold out CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS Sold out Bulloch Hall’s annual Christmas party for kids includes Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, a craft, a sing-along and a candy cane hunt. Kids also have a children’s tour of Bulloch Hall with its’ amazing Christmas decorations. Date: Dec. 14, 10:00 a.m. Sold out.
1853 LIVING HISTORY WEDDING OF MITTIE AND THEE You are invited to attend the 1853 wedding of Mittie Bulloch to Theodore Roosevelt (Sr.), where the spirit of romance is created through drama and historical accuracy. The evening consists of the wedding in Bulloch Hall, storytelling in the quarters and a wedding cake with a special cold dessert! Date: December 19, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Call 770 992-1731 ext. 2 or make reservations here. Location: Bulloch Hall Tickets $18
KUDZU PLAYHOUSE’S “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” Bulloch Hall and Kudzu Playhouse present the Christmas tradition, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol in the Osage Terrace Room. This intimate setting sells out quickly. Reserve online at www.bullochhall.org Dates: December 6, 7, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21 and 23 at 8 p.m., December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 3 p.m. Location: Bulloch Hall Tickets $20 per person. Purchase tickets here.
Please check back for additional events in 2019.
Bulloch Hall is owned and operated by the City of Roswell and supported by Friends of Bulloch, Inc., a GA 501(c)3 non-profit organization.