Programs & Events

Lecture with Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Lecture with Dr. Marshall Shepherd

Join History Cherokee on February 15th at the Rock Barn at 7pm for a compelling lecture and discussion with Dr. Marshall Shepherd. 'The Extreme Weather- Climate Gap- A Discussion at the Intersection of Race, Income, Vulnerability and Resilience' is a great opportunity to learn about contemporary topics this Black History Month.

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Holiday Party

Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 7:00 pm at the Rock Barn 658 Marietta Hwy, Canton, 30114 History Cherokee members, please join us to celebrate the holiday season. Bring a side dish or hors d'oeuvres to share. We will provide the main dish and beverages. Call 770.345.3288 or email sjoyner@historycherokee.org to RSVP by December 3. A few items from the Debe Grun jewelry collection will be available for sale.

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Debe Smith Grun Jewelry Auction

Debe Smith Grun Jewelry Auction

Do your holiday shopping for a cause! During December 3-10, History Cherokee will be auctioning the Debe Smith Grun Jewelry Collection through Aspire Auctions. All proceeds will benefit the building of the new Cherokee County History Center. The generous donation includes a 3.5 carat diamond and emerald ring, a sapphire and diamond riviera necklace, pearls, and numerous other necklaces, bracelets and earrings. The online auction will be held at aspireauctions.com and a preview will be available by November 22. The auction house is providing reduced commission rates to support the nonprofit fundraiser and buyers must register to participate. Aspireauctions will also offer a 15% Buyers Premium instead of the standard 18% if requested by phone for this collection only. Please call 216-231-5515 to request the promotion. History Cherokee wishes to thank the Debe Grun Family for their generous donation. Special thanks is also offered to Joan Ahrens and Aspire Auctions.

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Author Talk

Author Talk

Join us Tuesday, October 19 at 7PM for an evening with local historian and Reinhardt University professor, Dr. Ken Wheeler. Dr. Wheeler will be discussing his new book, "Modern Cronies: Southern Industrialism from Gold Rush to Convict Labor, 1829-1894." The free event will take place at the Historic Rock Barn located at 658 Marietta Hwy Canton, GA 30114. Doors open at 6:30PM. RSVP by October 14. Please contact Harvee White at hwhite@historycherokee.org or 770.345.3288.

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Derby Party

Derby Party

Held on the first Saturday of May, the largest fundraising event of the year for History Cherokee supports educational programming and historic preservation efforts throughout the county. With a silent auction, bourbon tasting, pony pull, and hat contest, this annual event draws nearly 200 attendees and raises almost $30,000. Stay tuned for updates regarding the 18th Annual Kentucky Derby Day!

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