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.

Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday

The Longview Farm and Home Museum will participate in the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday from 1-4 PM on February 6, 2022. There is no cost to attend.

We are proud of our buildings and collections that honor the history of Emanuel County. Our address is 161 Museum Rd, Swainsboro, Georgia 30401. Please join us!

Coca Cola memorabilia
Washing and ironing in the 1800s
1930s kitchen

For more information, call George and Missy Elder at (478) 763-3631.
Additional information can be found at
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2022 Spaghetti Lunch and Supper

Please join us for our annual Spaghetti Lunch/Supper fund raiser!

WHEN: October 27, 2022
Lunch served 12:00 pm – 1:00 PM
Supper served 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE: Varner 4-H Center, 220 S Circle Dr., Swainsboro, GA 30401

COST: $7.00 per plate

The plates include spaghetti noodles with meat sauce, green salad with dressing, garlic bread, and cake.

We will deliver to organizations or businesses that order 5 or more plates.

For those who need to dine in, we will tea or water to drink. We will also have tables set up to allow for social distancing.

To purchase a ticket, contact a member of the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society or the Swainsboro/Emanuel Chamber of Commerce.

Orders should be placed by October 20.

George and Missy Elder
(478) 763-3631

We would appreciate having volunteers available to help cook and serve. Please contact Missy Elder at (478) 763-3631 if you are able to volunteer.

Our members and friends provide the support necessary to carry out our mission, which is to help Emanuel Countians celebrate our heritage and preserve memories.

Thank you for your support of the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society!


Hello Members and Friends:

It has been a long time since writing this letter for Pine Log Echoes, Volume 2.  We are happy to announce Volume 3 is now at the bindery, hopefully to be delivered to us mid-July!  

Volume 3 contains some family stories and genealogy as well as a lot of research on military, firemen, policemen, old communities, churches, schools, railroads, and early businesses up to mid1950s. This 611 pages volume will cost $80.00 and the cost for mailing will be $9.00 per book.  We realize that is quite an increase in cost, but it seems Covid-19 has affected book binding also.  Another problem is the original cover material is no longer available.  What little the binder had will be used for about 100 books, then the rest will be in a close-to-original color.

We are preselling in order to make the final payment with the binder. An order form is attached. When we know the date of delivery to us, we will announce to you a time and place to pick it up unless you want it mailed to you.

Volume 1 is now out of print, available only on a CD for $35.00.  There are about 85 copies of Volume 2 left, for $65.00 with a $9.00 mailing fee.

If you want a copy of Volume 1 or Volume 2 or Volume 3, please check below.  All money should be by check made payable to ECHPS and note which book you want and how many copies. No sales tax is charged.

If you need additional information, please email us at or call (478) 763-3631.

We thank you for your patience and support in this. 

Missy Elder, Secretary