History Cherokee is a nonprofit organization engaged in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of Cherokee County history.
Through strong community partnerships, relevant educational programming, intentional collecting practices, and historic preservation advocacy we strive to:
History Cherokee owns and operates the Cherokee County History Center and the Historic Rock Barn Venue.
The Cherokee County Historical Society was founded in 1975 by a group of local individuals interested in preserving the history of Cherokee County. Now known as History Cherokee, we are the sole organization in Cherokee County engaged in collecting, preserving, and interpreting all aspects of its history.
History Cherokee is a private, non-profit 501c(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors. Until 2004, History Cherokee was a volunteer organization but today employs several 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.
Jeff Brown, President
Rebecca Johnston, VP
Bob Manly, Treasurer
Dyanna Diggs, Secretary
Jane Shelnutt, Parliamentarian