As we begin construction for the new Cherokee County History Center, the museum, research library, and staff offices are closed to the public. Research appointments are currently suspended until further notice. 

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

History Programs

Throughout the calendar year, History Cherokee offers numerous programs highlighting the unique history and untold stories of Cherokee County. Our next program will be held in October 2021 at the historic Rock Barn. Check our social media channels for more information.

Historic Preservation Awards Banquet

Every year History Cherokee honors historic property owners for their outstanding work in historic preservation. We feel 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 local history.

The next Historic Preservation Awards Banquet will be Thursday, August 12, 2021 at The Bluffs.

This event is sold out.

Thu, Aug 12
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT (Doors open at 6:30 with cash bar, program begins at 7:00)
1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton, GA 30114


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

Tour of Homes

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

Kentucky Derby Day

Held on the first Saturday of May, the largest fundraising event of the year for History Cherokee supports educational programming and historic preservation efforts throughout the county. With a silent auction, bourbon tasting, pony pull, and hat contest, this annual event draws nearly 200 attendees and raises almost $30,000.

Membership Events

DSC_2530Annual Membership Picnic

The annual membership picnic is a chance for members and supporters of the History Cherokee to come together for fellowship and great food in October! The picnic is also generally held at an historic site in Cherokee County.

If you’d like to 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 History Cherokee and its members. This event is held the first Tuesday of December at the Rock Barn. If you’d like to attend, please give us a call at 770.345.3288 or purchase your membership online at the store!