New location!

221 East Marietta St.

Canton, GA 30114

The Museum Store and Visitor’s Center is now open Friday 10-4 and Saturday 9-12. The History Museum will be closed until further notice but please call 770-345-3288 extension 3 to schedule any research appointments.

Kentucky Derby Day at the Mill on Etowah is sold out!

Saturday, May 1  •  4 – 7:30 PM

History Cherokee is thrilled to announce the return of our signature fundraising event supporting all historic preservation and education programs for the Society.

Kentucky Derby Day is our most successful fundraiser of the year. Over 150 guests will gather to watch the race, sip mint juleps, and dine on gourmet food. The ladies are encouraged to wear their finest chapeaux to qualify for entry in the Hat Parade and Contest and what’s the Kentucky Derby without a game of luck? From our Silent Auction to the playing the Pony Pull, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Tickets are going fast as we expect this event to sell out! Purchase your Derby Day tickets here, or call 770 345 3288 today.

**This event will be held rain or shine. Masks and social distancing protocols are strongly encouraged.**


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.

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!