About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Located in historic downtown Canton, Georgia, the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitors Center is operated by the Cherokee County Historical Society. The museum documents the history of Cherokee County spanning from Native American inhabitants to the industries, people, and events which shaped the area to what it is today.

Who We Are
Our Story

Our Story

The Cherokee County Historical Society was founded in 1975 by a group of local individuals interested in preserving the history of Cherokee County. The Historical Society is the sole organization in Cherokee County engaged in collecting, preserving, and interpreting all aspects of its history.

CCHS is a private, non-profit 501c(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors. Until 2004, CCHS was a volunteer organization but today employs three museum professionals dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the region. In 2020, CCHS rebranded itself to become History Cherokee. This umbrella designation encompasses all our activities and allows us to share our work in historic preservation, local history education, and the Rock Barn event venue in a uniquely universal way.

History Cherokee still relies on volunteers and interns to assist with collection management, programming, fundraising events, and the museum.

Meet Our Team

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Stefanie Joyner

Executive Director

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Kaylee Johnson

Exhibits & Collections Manager

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Harvee White

Education Manager

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Our Board

Joe Sellers

Vice President

Jeff Brown


Cory Wilson


Jane Shelnutt


Carla Barnes


Board of Directors

Kyle Bennett

Mary Ann Hindman

Jon McDaniel

Mark Moore

Michael Caldwell

Bob Husley

Sally McPherson

Spencer Nix

Chuck Douglas

Rebecca Johnston

Bob Manly

Lynne Worthington



Admission to the Cherokee County History Center includes access to the museum, temporary exhibition, and research library.

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Discover how you can be a part of history with us through volunteer opportunities, becoming a member, or donating an artifact.

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