Thursday, April 18, 2013
The Cherokee County Historical Society wants to hear from you if any of these faces look familiar.
The Cherokee County Historical Society has recently discovered photographs of schools and schoolchildren from Cherokee County in the 1950s and 1960s in its archives and wants your help to identify the people and places in them. "We do not have names or locations for the photos of the classrooms, however, the names on the outside of the schools include Holbrook, Oak Grove, and R.M. Moore," wrote the society on its Facebook page. Any information collected by the society will be put in a database that will help future researchers and genealogists.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Owners of Free Home Traditions were among the four property owners recognized by the Cherokee County Historical Society last Friday.
Free Home Traditions was among four properties that given the spotlight last Friday during the Cherokee County Historical Society's annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet. The four sites — Edgewater Hall in Canton, Canton's Southview Cemetery, the Frances Purcell House-Free Home Traditions and the A.W. Roberts and Sons General Store in Ball Ground — were all bestowed the honor by the Canton-based nonprofit organization for their property owners' passion for preserving each building's history. "The Historical Society feels that it is important for communities to retain and honor these historic sites, because it gives residents a sense of place – which is critical in maintaining a unique identity in suburban Atlanta," the group said …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Cherokee County History Museum will display a temporary exhibit chronicling the marble industry in Cherokee.
The Cherokee County Historical Society has announced plans to display a temporary exhibit on the marble industry in Cherokee and Pickens County. The exhibit will be on display at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center. Due to the large outcropping of marble found in Cherokee and Pickens counties, the marble industry flourished in North Georgia between the 1880's and the 1930's. The quarry in nearby Tate provided the unfinished product for the dozens of finishing plants in Ball Ground and Canton. The exhibit will feature photographs, documents and artifacts from the historical society's collection. A special profile on the prominent marble sculptor, James K. Watt, will also be on display. The exhibit will feature tools, …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The public will have limited access to the Georgia State Archives effective Nov. 1.
Add the Cherokee County Historical Society to the list of entities that oppose a decision to limit public access to the Georgia State Archives and thousands of historical records. Fans of the society's Facebook page will find this message on the site: Join the Cherokee County Historical Society in opposing the closing of the Georgia Archives. Sign the petition and share it with your friends and family! Effective Nov. 1, access to the state's records will be curtailed and only limited public appointments will be available, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Gov. Nathan Deal has asked state agencies to trim their budgets by 3 percent, and this move will help the Office of the Georgia Secretary of State do that. Since Secretary of…