2022 is a new year with plenty of exciting things to do in our beloved Cherokee County for the rest of the winter season! Grab your coat and scarf and explore the community with these exciting activities.
1. Complete walking tour series of historic downtown Ball Ground, Canton, and Woodstock
History Cherokee along with local government teamed up to provide you with a wonderful Walking Tour series of historic Downtown Ball Ground, Canton, Woodstock as well as Canton’s marble courthouse and Riverview Cemetery. Learn the history of some of Cherokee County’s most iconic destinations and make deeper connections with your hometown. Visit History Cherokee to download your free walking tour brochures. While you’re out, don’t forget to stop by some local coffee shops to stay warm on your tour! Our favorites are Bizarre Coffee in downtown Canton, Copper Coin in downtown Woodstock, and Barrel House Coffee Co. in Ball Ground.
2. ‘Paint on the Patio’ with Woodstock Arts
Join Woodstock Arts for their Paint on the Patio winter series! This is a paint and sip style class- Woodstock Arts will provide you with canvas, paint, and paint brushes. All you need to do is register and show up! Also, feel free to add bottomless mimosas to your registration for a post brunch pick-me-up!
3. Observe Black History Month with History Cherokee
February is Black History Month. Make sure you follow History Cherokee on Facebook and Instagram for local Black History throughout the entire month! In addition, February 15th, join History Cherokee at the Rock Barn for a lecture lead by Dr. Marshall Shepherd titled ‘The Extreme Weather- Climate Gap- A Discussion at the Intersection of Race, Income, Vulnerability, and Resilience. Click here to register for this free event.
If you are interested in helping History Cherokee create meaningful and complete histories for Cherokee County’s Black community, please consider joining the Black History Committee. For more information, reach out to HC’s Education Manager, Harvee White firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Catch a show at Falany Performing Arts Center
Located in Waleska at Reinhardt University, the Falany Performing Arts Center a great season in store. The must-see show list includes musical acts such as Glen Leonard’s Temptations Revue, Forever Simon & Garfunkel, and the Queen’s Cartoonists. Visit Falany Performing Arts Center for more information and ticket purchases.
5. Visit the Ball Ground Public Library for Virtual Reality Experience: I am Man
On Monday, February 21st, visit the Ball Ground Public Library for a virtual reality experience that will transport you to the past through a collection of historical videos and images from the Civil Rights Movement. This VR experience will allow you immerse yourself in the history and experience the point of view of Civil Rights activists of the time. Registration is required. Visit Ball Ground Public Library’s site to complete your registration.
Opening in 2022, History Cherokee's Cherokee County History Center is a museum with the mission of preserving and sharing Cherokee County’s rich past from pre-history to modern day. Stay in touch with the latest happenings by subscribing to emails and newsletters.