Wesleyan Shares its Treasures with Museums and Historic Houses

Wesleyan College is pleased to loan the desk and several archival objects of noted poet, musician, soldier, and Macon native Sidney Lanier (1842 -1881) to the Historic Macon Foundation, in care of the Sidney Lanier Cottage.


Lanier’s desk was donated to Wesleyan by longtime Macon resident and alumnae Mrs. W.D. Solomon, Class of 1876, during an Alumnae Council Meeting on November 3, 1944. Included among Wesleyan’s Lanier artifacts are sheet music, several pages with his inscription, and his flute.


Other historically significant artifacts in Wesleyan’s collection can be found in the Georgia Room on the third floor of Willet Library. The room houses special collections from notable Wesleyan students, faculty, staff, Georgia authors and artists, and rare Americana items.


Highly regarded and appreciated works of art and historic artifacts owned by the College are sometimes loaned to museums and other institutions for curated exhibitions. To request a loan from Wesleyan's collection, please contact Wesleyan’s Curator of Collections Lisa Sloben at lsloben@wesleyancollege.edu


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