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Learning from the past, preserving for the future

  
Welcome to the Lumpkin County Historical Society site.  
 
The focus of the society is to preserve and protect this area's rich historical heritage.   Our organization brings together people who are interested in knowing and accurately preserving the rich history of Lumpkin County and the City of Dahlonega.
 
Major projects of the Society are:
  • Maintaining and operating the Historical 1884 Jail as a museum.
  • Encouraging students to learn about local history by sponsoring an essay contest.
  • Recognizing contributions for preserving Lumpkin County's historical heritage.
 
Lumpkin County, Georgia is where the first major gold rush in the United States took place in 1829.  Dahlonega's commercial district, including the public square, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 
 
 
      * [Postcard  by H.G. Zimmerman & Co. of Chicago]        
 

The Society normally meets on the second Thursday of the month and the meetings are open to the public.  Programs are announced below and in the Dahlonega Nugget.  Membership is open to everyone.  To become a member, write:
 
Lumpkin County Historical Society, Inc.
PO Box 894 
Dahlonega, GA 30533
 
or send an email to LCHSociety#Gmail.com [change the # to @].  Alternatively, you may click this  email  link to use your own e-mail program or print out this form and mail it to the above address: Form
 



 

Recent Announcements

  • This section lists the last 3 recent announcements.  All announcements are available here. To monitor changes try this service.


  • Annual Meeting - Thurs, 12 Jan 17 @ 7pm; Community House

    Our annual business meeting will be in the first month of 2017. 

    Remembering “Daddy” Barnes

    Following the meeting, Larry Scott, local storyteller, will present the life and times of the beloved “Daddy Barnes.”  His name was John Clements Barnes, but those who knew him for the 50 plus years he was associated with North Georgia Agricultural College (now UNG) called him, “Daddy Barnes.” He was a most versatile individual who taught math, ran the college farm, supervised dormitories and dining hall, managed the college finances, and was the engineer in charge of new construction on the college campus. The students loved him and he returned their affection by giving them clever nicknames, loaning them money for tuition and giving them jobs around campus so they would be able to stay in school.

    The public is cordially invited to attend, and share their stories and recollections of “Daddy” Barnes.

    Annual Dues are payable in January
     
    7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 12, 2017
    Community House, 111 North Park Street
    Posted Dec 31, 2016, 6:59 AM by Manny Carvalho
  • Searching For Beulah Buchanan by Dan Roper; Thurs. Nov 10, 7 pm @ Community House
    Dan Roper, publisher and editor of Georgia Backroads, has spent the past twenty years on a personal quest to try and solve the mystery of the tragic death of Beulah Buchanan, a 12-year-old girl who died under mysterious circumstances in Floyd County, GA, on Thanksgiving Day, 1917. The story includes a bit about child labor in textile mills, but mainly focuses on the mystery of her demise.
    The Georgia Backroads magazine focuses on the unique heritage and culture found throughout Georgia. Many of Dan’s stories are unique in that they tend to tell a small story within the context of a larger one. Dan has also published several books and over 80 articles on Georgia history and travel.
           Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 • 7:00 p.m.
    The Community House • 111 North Park St.
    Come and bring a friend.
    Posted Oct 27, 2016, 7:22 AM by Manny Carvalho
  • Oct program location change: To Park and Rec from Community House.
    The location of our program this Thursday evening has been changed from the Dahlonega Community House to the Lumpkin County Park and Recreation building located at 365 Riley Road in Dahlonega. Our program by the Georgia Pick and Bow students will still take place at 7 pm. We apologize for this late change and we hope to see everyone there.
    Posted Oct 11, 2016, 3:32 PM by Manny Carvalho
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