The holdings of Pebble Hill Museum include collections of outstanding fine art, lovely decorative arts, and antique furniture and furnishings. These collections are displayed in the Main House and can be seen as part of the Grand Tour, (Main House, Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery and the grounds). The Pebble Hill Museum also contains an extensive collection of antique carriages and hunt wagons which are displayed in the Carriage Room of the Stables Complex. Additionally, 19th and 20th century riding equipment and artifacts are displayed in the Visitor Center, the Tack Room and other areas of the Stables Complex.
Kate Hanna Ireland Harvey amassed a large collection of 1st edition plates from John James Audubon’s Bird’s of North America. The subjects of these thirty three plates are all birds found in Southwest Georgia. This collection is primarily hanging in the first floor hallways. Pansy, the sportswoman, collected numerous painting by both the greatest English and American master painters of Sporting Art. Most of this collection is hanging in the second floor Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery.
Articles describing the Pebble Hill Museum’s holdings are posted here. Also, check the archives by clicking this link for additional information about the museum and its collections.
The Murals of Pebble Hill
Hand-painted murals have fashionably graced the walls of large grand homes for years, so Mrs. Poe began planning to use this time-honored tradition to decorate the walls in the Big Room and the smoking room of Pebble Hill's Main House. Read about the history of these murals plus the artist responsible for these beautiful works of art. Read More
Chinese Porcelain Punchbowl
This fabulous example of Chinese porcelain can be found in the Breakfast Room (a.k.a the little dining room) at Pebble Hill Plantation. Read More
Sporting Art in the Museum
Pebble Hill's mistress, Elisabeth Ireland Poe (Pansy) amassed an impressive collection of sporting art. Learn more about the sporting art genre and some of the artwork that comprises her wonderful collection. Read More
Audubon Still Amazes - Scene
It was Kate Hanna Ireland Harvey's interest in the local wildlife of south Georgia that led her to acquire 33 original Audubon prints. Read More
Pebble Hill Opens Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery
The collection of Sporting Art in the Elisabeth Ireland Poe Gallery is one of the finest in the United States. Read More