We meet the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.
The Historical Society museum, including the Ruby Brock Burrell Standard Telephone Museum, is open on meeting nights and the first Saturday of each month.
Please consider joining or donating to the Historical Society!
The Historical Society building and museum is open for visitors the first Saturday of each month. Hours are 11 a.m-2 p.m. Please come by and say hello!
To the right is our building at 228 N. Main Street. Known as the Ivie Building, it was built in the early part of the 20th century so peach and apple growers would have a place to socialize.
|Shown are 2013 officers and trustees: Curtis Martin, Ed Brown, Tom Hodges, Josh Marks, Margie Mosavi, Debby Satterfield, Sarah Fenner and George Grant.|
50 years ago - June 1963
- Bids for construction of the new water plant in Clarkesville were to be opened July 10.
- The newspaper printed an architect's drawing of the proposed Clarkesville municipal building. A $26,000 bond referendum to finance construction passed, 125 to 64.
- Habersham County voters approved bonds to fund a new courthouse and jail by a vote of 1188 to 725; and an addition to the hospital by a vote of 1625 to 345.
- 'The Mountain Ranch for Boys', a home for boys, was opened in the old Davidson Hotel at Glen-Ella Springs.
- State Senator Zell Miller spoke to the Habersham County Jaycees.
- Five-digit Zip Codes were to be required for mail beginning July 1.
75 years ago - June 1938
- Both Governor E.D. Rivers and Senator Walter George faced opponents in re-election bids in the Democratic primary. Former Governor Eugene Talmadge was one of those opposing Senator George.
- Governor Rivers delivered an address at the dedication of Chenocatah Tower.
- A school census of Habersham County determined that there were 4,337 children of school age living in the county.
- The state let contracts for the construction of a new bridge over the Tallulah River at Tallulah Falls.
- "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm" starring Shirley Temple and Randolph Scott played at the Habersham Theater.
- Clarkesville Presbyterian Church made plans to celebrate the building's 90th anniversary.
The Habersham County Historical Society seeks to preserve and promote the history of Habersham County and the entire Northeast Georgia area. We welcome new members and visitors!
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This portrait is signed "Glascock Reynolds" and was obtained from Joseph Habersham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2000.