The Cherokee County Historical Society offices and museum will be closed August 31. We appreciate your understanding. We wish everyone an enjoyable Labor Day weekend.


July Event

Join the Cherokee County Historical Society at Reformation Brewery for our first History On Tap!

History On Tap is an opportunity to mix, mingle, and learn a little bit about Canton’s Mill history while enjoying a cold beverage! Reformation Brewery co-founder, Spencer Nix, will give a brief talk at 6:30 on their new space within the Canton Mill Project.

The Historical Society will be offering memberships at $10 off, so Individual Memberships will be $15 and Family Memberships will be $30! Bring a friend and encourage them to become involved in the society! If you’re lucky you might even get a ticket for a free beverage!

Choate BBQ will have their food truck on-site serving up some delicious food, so make sure you enjoy some BBQ with your brew!

For more information click here!


New Temporary Exhibit on display now through July 20, 2019

25th Annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet

Cherokee County Historical Society
March 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm. 
Bluffs Conference Center
1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, 30114
Tickets are $30 | Cash Bar
RSVP by March 20, 2019
Purchase Tickets | 770-345-3288 |
RSVPs are used to order dinners, please understand 
cancellations after March 22 are billed.

The Cherokee County Historical Society hosts numerous programs, fundraisers, and events throughout the year. All of the proceeds from our fundraisers and events benefit our educational programs and exhibits. Please read below to learn about our yearly programs and contact us if you’d like to be involved in planning or if you’d like to attend.

Educational Programs

Bi-Monthly History Programs

mayor meeting 2These programs are held at the Rock Barn in February, June, August, and October. The March and December programs are the Historic Preservation Awards Banquet and the Annual Holiday Party, respectively. The meetings at the Rock Barn are held the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm. Topics for these history programs have covered gold panning, local archaeology, city planning, and other discussions on aspects of local history.


Historic Preservation Awards Banquet

Roberts StoreEvery March, the Cherokee County Historical Society honors historic property owners for their outstanding work in historic preservation. The 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 awards are given to encourage and educate the community about the benefits of protecting Cherokee County’s unique history.

The next Historic Preservation Awards Banquet will be Friday, March 28, 2019.

Temporary Exhibits at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center P1030889

The Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center hosts temporary exhibits three times a year. Previous exhibits include: Liquid Gold: Moonshine in Cherokee County, African-American Community History in Cherokee County, What We Wore: Mid-Century Women’s Fashion, and A Fighting Spirit: Cherokee County in World War II.


All of the fundraisers for the Historical Society benefit our educational programs, exhibits, and provide for the housing and care of our permanent collections.

Kentucky Derby Day at the Rock Barn

The Cherokee County Historical Society hosts the Annual Kentucky Derby Day at the Rock Barn, a fundraiser supporting educational programs on the first Saturday in May each year. This entertaining event features gourmet food, open bar, silent auction, pony pull betting, bourbon tasting, and a competitive hat parade and contest.  The event begins at 3:30pm and concludes with the crowd watching the Run for the Roses on big screen TVs.  Tickets are $70 and may be purchased here or by calling 770.345.3288. The Rock Barn is located at 658 Marietta Highway, Canton, GA 30114.




Tour of Homes

The Historical Society offers an annual Historic Homes Tour in different locations in Cherokee County. Tours are generally held in the fall. Please call 770-345-3288 for more information.




Membership Events

DSC_2530Annual Membership Picnic

The annual membership picnic is a chance for the members and supporters of the Historical Society to come together for fellowship and great food! There is a long-standing joke that the best chefs live in Cherokee County and the very best are members of the Historical Society. The picnic is also generally held at an historic site in Cherokee County.  If you’d like to join and attend, please give us a call at 770.345.3288 or purchase your membership online at the store!

 Annual Holiday Party at the Rock Barn

DSC_0030The annual holiday party is another great opportunity to learn more about the Historical Society and its members. This event is held the first Tuesday of December at the Rock Barn. If you’d like to join and attend, please give us a call at 770.345.3288 or purchase your membership online at the store!