G lamour. Decadence. Innovation. Opulence. What comes to your mind when you hear the words “Roaring Twenties”? Perhaps other adjectives are conjured. Crime. Bootleg. Panic. Crash. The rapid artistic, cultural, economic, and technological development that has come to characterize the 1920s harshly juxtaposes the realities of organized crime, a declining agrarian society, and mass migration to urban centers. We wondered what of that era has been sensationalized, and what was Troup County and the rural south really like during that era? As we take a closer look at the decade between the Great War and the Great Depression we find that for most Americans, and certainly southern Americans, those years brought as much conflict as celebration. It was only a handful of people in the nation’s big cities, for whom the 1920s really roared. Come see what the streets of LaGrange, and the ladies’ fashions, looked like in the 1920s. Hear the music, and only see the silent movies, while viewing our latest exhibit and as yourself was it really All That Jazz?
All That Jazz: Troup County of the 1920s will be on display now until November 2018. Legacy Museum admission is free of charge. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, and the first and third Saturdays of the month, 10am to 4pm. Please call 706 884-1828 to check for Saturday openings or to schedule a group visit.