The Cherokee County Historical Society, based in Canton, was founded almost 40-years ago by a group interested in preserving local history.
Since 1975, the Historical Society has collected and archived more than 86,000 artifacts pertaining to the intriguing history of Cherokee County.
Among the treasures on display are:
- photographs and
- Native American artifacts, including rare farming tools.
The small museum blends the old and the new by having permanent exhibits about Cherokee County history that can be explored by using interactive iPad presentations.
The Historical Society presents insightful temporary exhibits several times annually. For example, Unearthing the Past: Archaeology in Cherokee County (sponsored by Canton Tourism, Inc.) will be on display until April 12, 2014.
This exhibit explores 80-years of archaeological investigations in Cherokee County and highlights some of the more than 1,000 archaeological sites in the area. Many rare artifacts from private collections are on public display for the first time. Each treasure was found in Cherokee County.
Items from the Native American occupation and include:
- ceremonial objects
- game pieces
- weapons and
These historical pieces were uncovered at the major archaeological sites in our area, including Long Swamp, Wilbanks Mound and Hickory Log.
The Cherokee County Historical Society will host another History Program at 7 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at the Rock Barn. Retired Allatoona Reservoir Chief Ranger Carl Etheridge will speak about Native American Artifact Identification.
You’re encouraged to bring your artifacts to be identified. This program is free and open to the public. The Rock Barn is located at 658 Marietta Highway in Canton. Please call 770-345-3288 for more information.
Cherokee County Historical Society is dedicated to historic preservation for your edification and enjoyment.
- Cherokee County History Museum
- 100 North Street, Suite 140
- Canton, GA 30114
- Wednesday through Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Free Admission
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, please contact Executive Director Stefanie Joyner at [email protected].