North Georgia History Begins at the Cherokee County History Museum and 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.
The Museum will be closed on Saturday, June 18 for building maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 these 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
Captured Memories: Cherokee County through the Lens of Buddy Alexander
February 17—June 25, 2016
The Cherokee County Historical Society is pleased to announce the new temporary exhibit opening in the History Museum on Wednesday, February 17. Captured Memories: Cherokee County through the Lens of Buddy Alexander explores Cherokee County during the 1950s-1970s with images from the popular photographer. The Alexander family donated the expansive collection, consisting of almost 80,000 images, to the Historical Society in 2004. The current exhibit highlights some of Alexander’s favorite subjects, including schools, churches, businesses, and aerial views of the county.
Cherokee County History Museum
100 North Street, Ste. 140; Canton, 30114