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)

ECHPS Meetings and special events for 2022

We would like to share with you a summary of the planned meetings for this year. Covid 19 greatly impacted our society in recent years and is still continuing to do so. Please be aware that schedules could change, and we will do our best to keep you informed.

January 27, 2022: 7 PM – Winter quarterly potluck supper meeting – Earl Varner 4-H Center

February 6, 2022: 1-4 PM – Super Museum Sunday Longview Farm and Home Museum

April 22, 2022: 5-7 PM: Museum open for tours prior to quarterly meeting

April 22, 2022: 7 PM: Spring potluck supper meeting – Earl Varner 4-H Center

July 28, 2022: 7 PM – Summer quarterly potluck supper meeting – Earl Varner 4-H Center

October 22, 2022: 5-8 PM: Open House “Ghost Stories” at the Longview Farm and Home Museum

Our annual Spaghetti Lunch/Supper fundraiser will be Oct. 27 at the Varner 4-H Center in Swainsboro. Lunch is served noon to 1 PM. Supper is served 5-7 PM.

ECHPS Board Meetings: 5 PM – January 20, April 21, July 21, August 18, September 15

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.

Museum open for tours upon request

The Longview Farm and Home Museum welcomes children, family reunions, businesses, and organizations to take a tour of our buildings and grounds.

The Museum has adequate space available for your organizational meeting as well as your onsite potluck lunch or supper.

We will be happy to guide you through the buildings, providing background and context for the buildings and artifacts.

Please contact Missy Elder at (478) 763-3631 to arrange a date and time to tour the museum or to reserve the facilities for your meeting or reunion at the Longview Farm and Home Museum located at 161 Museum Rd, Swainsboro, Georgia, 30401.