Northeast Georgia History Center
This centre is better thought of as a museum, dedicated to preserving the history of this corner of Georgia. Its artefacts and historic buildings date back 11,000 years, and include a wooden cabin built in the eighteenth century that was once the home of an important leader of the Cherokee nation, White Path. Next to it is a historic blacksmith shop, while inside exhibition spaces include one called the Land of Promise, which tells the story of the people of the region from its earliest times to the present day. There’s also a folk-art gallery, and the Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame.
The Northeast Georgia History Center is dedicated to preserving and sharing our regional history and being our community’s pathway to history education. Through our educational programs, community events, exhibits, and historic structures, we strive to be a leading resource for promoting a greater understanding of local, state, and national history. During your visit you’ll tour an 18th-century cabin once home to Cherokee tribal leader White Path, experience hands-on history through our kid-friendly interactive exhibits, learn little-known stories of the region’s past, and get up close to hundreds of artifacts. We can’t wait to share this wonderful region’s history with you! Be sure to join us for our free Family Days every second Sunday of the month during the academic year. The Northeast Georgia History Center’s on-site educational programs provide students and teachers with a fun and memorable learning experience. All programs are designed to meet Georgia Standards of Excellence and include pre- and post- visit resources and lesson plans.
Please Note: For all of the following program options, prices are per person, 20 person minimum, and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Groups with less than 20 visitors may book a program but will be charged for the 20 person minimum. Our programs offer an engaging and memorable experience for your group or organization. We provide programs on both local and national history through living history interpretation, historic character portrayals, guided tours, and demonstrations. For all of the following program options, prices are per person, 20 person minimum, and must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Hop in the History Center’s time machine to meet historic characters during a live Webcast! Webcasts are conducted using video conferencing, like Zoom, to offer your students a fun and interactive educational experience. During a Webcast, your students can meet figures like Benjamin Franklin, Frederick Douglass, Juliette Gordon Low, a “Rosie” from WWII, and more! We also provide Webcast Lessons with a historian that can answer your students’ questions about the subjects they’re learning in class. Travel Trunks are like a “museum in a box” filled with artifacts, primary sources, and GSE-based lessons plans that offer a hands-on experience for your students. Travel Trunks can be rented for $25 per week. The mission of the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University is to preserve and share the history of northeast Georgia. Our exhibits, historic structures, educational programming, and events connect people to the past so that they may better understand the present.