Celebrate the Season with your Historical Society Friends

posted Nov 30, 2018, 7:09 AM by Manny Carvalho

It’s the time of year for fun and parties ... to catch up with old friendships and get to know new friends a little better. 

What facet of Lumpkin County history do you want to learn about?  The party will include a brainstorming session for your ideas for future programs. 

Contribute to our Holiday Table with a favorite festive finger food to share.  See you there!

Thursday, December 13 2018
7 p.m. at the Community House
11 North Park Street, Dahlonega 

Video: Spanish Flu Impact on Lumpkin County by Chris Worick

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:45 PM by Manny Carvalho   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:46 PM ]

The video of this presentation is available here: video

Chris Worick: Spanish Flu Impact on Lumpkin co. Thurs. Nov 8 @ 7pm Community House

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:58 PM by Manny Carvalho

As World War One finally came to an end on Nov. 11th, 1918, the world was in the grip of an enemy far more deadly. The Spanish influenza had spread like wildfire around the globe killing more people than the battlefields of Europe. 

In Lumpkin County, the first cases of this silent killer began to appear in September. Without vaccinations or a known cure, many died from the virus.  Based on news articles from The Dahlonega Nugget and other local sources, Chris will recount how this terrible disease killed more than fifty of Lumpkin County’s residents in the final months of 1918. 

Come and bring a friend.

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Community House • 111 North Park St.

PHIL HUDGINS;TRAVELS WITH FOXFIRE - Thur. 11 Oct 18 @ 7pm - Park % Rec Bldg

posted Sep 27, 2018, 12:47 PM by Manny Carvalho

Travels with Foxfire by Phil Hudgins with co-writer Jessica Phillips was just released in August. Its New York publisher describes it as “stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia – a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachia living.” It has also received great reviews from “The Wall Street Journal,” “Garden and Gun,” “Kirkus Reviews” and “Publishers Weekly.”

Travels with Foxfire has several Lumpkin County connections including a chapter on former sole commissioner J.B. Jones, Monday night music gatherings in the Auraria Community, and quotes from several Lumpkin County residents. 

Books will be available for sale and for signing after the meeting for $19.95 + tax. Cash, check or credit card are acceptable.

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Park and Rec building • 365 Riley Rd., Dahlonega
(off of Morrison Moore Parkway ... behind the new Court House and before City Hall) 

LCHS invites everyone to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

New Now and then Newsletter

posted Jul 6, 2018, 11:28 AM by Manny Carvalho   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 11:29 AM ]

Volume 50 published July 2018 has been added to the Newsletter section.

A Walking Tour of the Public Square by Caitlin Mee. Thurs. 12Jul18 7pm Visitor's Center

posted Jun 25, 2018, 9:47 AM by Manny Carvalho

Since the founding of Dahlonega in 1833, the Public Square has been a focal point of activity. The diversity in architectural styles reflect how Dahlonega has changed and still retained its small town character over the decades. The focus of Ms. Mee’s presentation will discuss what makes the buildings unique, and how they reflect various themes in architecture which were popular throughout Dahlonega’s history.

Caitlin Mee Presesents
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

On the Public square  – in front of the Visitors’ Center


Note: Since this walking tour will be outdoors, it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. In case of rain, the program will be moved to the Dahlonega Community House at 111 North Park Street


The program is free and the public is invited to attend.

Do No Harm by Carol Dooley; Thur. 10 May 2018 @ 7 pm Community House

posted May 1, 2018, 7:41 AM by Manny Carvalho

Carol B.C. Dooley of Dawsonville will present “Do No Harm,” cemetery and headstone conservation techniques.

After attending her first cemetery conservation workshop in the deep woods of Virginia almost four years ago, Carol has made it her mission to educate others on cemetery preservation. This enthusiasm led Carol to attend three additional workshops and also gave her the opportunity to study under Johnathon Appell, one of the nation’s top conservators.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Community House  --  111 North Park Street

Come and bring a friend.

“Guests of the County” by Chris Worick on Feb. 8; 7 pm @ Historic 1884 Jail

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:00 AM by Admin Lumpkin

Chris Worick will present a brief history of the  1884 Jail.  What better place to learn about a building than from the inside! This month’s meeting will take place in the Historic 1884 Jail. Chris will describe the unique construction, both inside and out, of the building that housed prisoners for over 80 years.  Then we will split up into small groups and visit each area of the museum for a few minutes. There you will find docents who will tell stories “from both sides of the bars.”

Come and bring a friend to A Night at the Museum on Feb 8 at 7 pm

The Jail is located at 75 Enota St., Dahlonega  map link                   There is plenty of parking out  back with easy access through the back door. 


posted Jan 10, 2018, 8:51 AM by Admin Lumpkin   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

The most recent (12/17, vol 49)  Now and Then Newsletter is posted here: Newsletter

ANNUAL MEETING, OYSTERS & POSSUM Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

posted Jan 4, 2018, 7:46 AM by Admin Lumpkin

January is the time we hold our brief annual meeting where we conduct the business of the Society, including the year’s financial report and election of Officers and Directors.

Following the business meeting, Amos Amerson will present When People Feasted on Oysters and Possum.  Today in America, turkey is the primary entrée for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many other celebrations, but it wasn’t always that way. Our guest speaker, Amos Amerson, will tell us how Oysters and Possum put a different spin on holiday feasting.

Please come early and BRING A FINGER FOOD TREAT to share when we gather for refreshments and fellowship after the meeting.

 Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.  The Community House, 111 North Park St.

Annual Dues are payable in January.

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