North Georgia History Begins at the Cherokee County History Museum and Canton Visitors Center.
The Museum is located at 100 North Street, Suite 140
Canton, GA 30114
It is open Wednesday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission is free.
The Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center is operated by the Cherokee County Historical Society with support from the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners. The Historical Society relies on the support of volunteers to staff the Museum; if you are interested in volunteering in the Museum, please contact the Executive Director, Stefanie Joyner, at email@example.com. The small Museum features permanent exhibits about Cherokee County history, including interactive iPad presentations. In addition, the Historical Society staff presents temporary exhibits on different subjects 3 to 4 times a year.
The Museum also features several short videos about real Cherokee County citizens who have a story to tell. The Historical Society received an Archival Excellence Award from the Georgia Archives for this exhibit.
Cherokee County’s history is filled with rich figures; all with a tale to tell. The following people would like to guide you through the county they knew – the places and people and the events that shaped their lives…click their image to watch the videos.
1838, age 10 years
He and his family were forcibly removed along
with over 14,000 Native Americans to Oklahoma
on the Trail of Tears.
1902, Age 18
She was the daughter of the sheriff of Canton
and attended Reinhardt Normal School.
1930, Age 40
She was a graduate of Spelman Seminary
in Atlanta and she taught school in Woodstock.
New Temporary Exhibit
Doughboys and the Home Front: The Great War in Cherokee County
Temporary Exhibit at the Cherokee County History Museum & Visitors Center
Sponsored by Cherokee Tribune, AroundAbout Local Media, Family Life Publications, and Canton Tourism, Inc.
Doughboys and the Home Front: The Great War in Cherokee County honors the centenary of World War I and focuses on the United States’ entry into the war and Cherokee County’s contribution specifically. The exhibit features numerous artifacts including a World War I era pistol carried by Oscar Bishop as well original military records and personal letters.
The exhibit is located in Suite 140 of the historic marble courthouse and will be open through May 13, 2017. The museum is located at 100 North Street, Canton, 30114, and is free and open to the public. The operating hours are Wednesday-Friday from 10 to 5pm and Saturday from 10 to 3pm.