ECHPS Meetings and Special events for 2023

We would like to share with you a summary of the planned meetings for this year. Please be aware that schedules could change, and we will do our best to keep you informed.

Our quarterly meetings are potluck supper meetings, most of which are held at the Earl Varner 4-H Center located at 220 S. Circle Dr, Swainsboro, GA 30401. Visitors are welcome! Meat and tea are provided. Members are asked to bring salads, side dishes, or desserts.

January 26, 2023: 7 PM – Winter potluck supper meeting – Earl Varner 4-H Center

February 5, 2023: 1-4 PM – Super Museum Sunday – Open House at Longview Farm and Home Museum

April 27, 2023: 7 PM – Spring potluck supper meeting – White Building at Longview Farm and Home Museum

July 27, 2023: 7 PM – Summer potluck supper meeting – Earl Varner 4-H Center

October 26, 2023: 7 PM Fall potluck supper meeting – Earl Varner 4-H Center

ECHPS Board Meetings: 5 PM at the Museum- January 19, April 20, July 20, October 19

There is a work day planned for Thursday, March 9, at 9 AM at the Museum. The goal is to build a handicap ramp at the Grist Mill building.

For additional information, please contact Missy or George Elder at (478) 763-3631.

Thank you so much for your support and interest in the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society.

October 22 Open House at the Longview Farm & County Museum

October 22, 2022 5 to 8 PM at the Longview Farm and County Museum, 133 Museum Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401

Come join us for a delightful evening of History with a “Ghostly Twist”!

We have been told of an apparition, a good one, having been seen in the neighborhood of the Farm and County Museum for several years, so that gave us the idea of sharing the history of our outbuildings…with a twist… during our Fall Open House this year!

Our outbuildings are rich in the history of this county, and we are going to tell that in four of the buildings: Coleman Academy (the one-room schoolhouse), Stevens Crossing Post Office, Sycamores (the dogtrot house), and the Hendley Cabin. This history will have a little twist to it, based on facts mixed with fiction and a surprise “ghost” story built in.

Not to worry! This “ghost” is a good person, full of love and understanding. We will not involve scary, spooky ghosts. This will be suitable for children of all ages.

All buildings will be open during the open house.

No admission is ever charged at the Longview Farm and County Museum.

We hope you will join us!

Keep America Beautiful Program

Shown in photo are George and Missy Elder with Jim Sherrod.

The Historic Society is joining with the Emanuel County Commissioners in restarting the old Keep Emanuel Beautiful program.

Commissioner Jim Sherrod spoke at the recent Emanuel County Historic Society meeting on the goals of this program, and George Elder spoke on getting the organization started and connecting with Keep America Beautiful.

For any additional information, contact the County Commissioners’ office 478-237-3881 or 478-763-3631.

October “GHOST STORIES” at the Farm & Home Museum

October 22, 2022 5 to 8 PM at the Farm and Home Museum, 133 Museum Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401

Come join us for a delightful evening of “Ghost Stories” at the Farm and Home Museum!

The ghost stories are about the old buildings and “former inhabitants” of Emanuel County. And who knows? Some of our “ghosts” may join us for the evening!

We will not share any horror stories. These “ghost stories” will be family-friendly and fun! We hope to see you there!

ECHPS JULY 2022 Quarterly Meeting

Thursday, July 28, 2022, 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Our Summer Quarterly Meeting of the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society will be held at 7 PM at the Earl Varner 4-H Center on South Circle Drive in Swainsboro, Georgia.

A potluck supper is planned, so please bring a dish to share.

We will have a very short business meeting after the supper followed by an interesting program concerning Keep Emanuel Beautiful.

Visitors are welcome!

For additional information, call George and Missy Elder at (478) 763-3631.

220 S Circle Dr, Swainsboro, GA 30401, USA (map)