SPS Tour March 26-28

Swainsboro Primary School Second Graders will be coming to tour the museum March 26-28. This is an annual event which we are looking forward to. They will tour each morning, 4 classes at the time. There will be docents telling them about each of the buildings and the lifestyles of people in the 1860s – 1890s. They will get to watch a log building get some chinking added to it and work with a blacksmith in the wheelwright shop.

Sherman’s March Tour

  • DATE: February 23, 2019
  • TIME: 9 AM to 6 PM
  • COST: $80

On Saturday, February 23, Dr. John Derden will conduct his annual tour of sites associated with Sherman’s March through East Central Georgia. We will meet at 9 am at the Sudie Fulford Center at the entrance to East Georgia State College, where we will receive an orientation and tour packet. Then we will leave to tour sites in Emanuel, Burke, and Jenkins counties.

Of special interest is a stop at Magnolia Springs State Park, where Camp Lawton, the largest Confederate POW Camp in the world, was located. We’ll return to the Sudie Fulford Center at 6 pm.

The cost for the tour is $80, which includes lunch, transportation, and all other costs. Please call EGSC 478-289-2133 by February 20 to reserve a seat.

Detailed information can be found at the East Georgia State College website: 

Super Museum Sunday Open House!

WHEN: February 10, 2019  1 PM-4 PM 
WHERE: Farm & Home Museum
161 Museum Rd.
Swainsboro, GA 30401

ECHPS is proud to be a part of Super Museum Sunday next weekend. We will have an open house from 1 PM to 4 PM. Please stop by and see all the changes and improvements we’ve made in the last year. Admission is free!

The Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019, at participating sites throughout Georgia. Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard.

2019 Spaghetti Lunch and Supper

WHEN: October 24, 2019
Lunch served 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Supper served 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Varner 4-H Center, 220 S Circle Dr., Swainsboro, GA 30401
COST: $6.00 per plate
George and Missy Elder
(478) 763-3631

Please join us at the Varner 4-H Center for our annual Spaghetti Lunch/Supper fund raiser! The meal costs $6.00 per plate and includes spaghetti noodles with meat sauce, green salad, garlic bread, cake, and tea or water.

The plates are served ready to go from 11:30 to 1:00 PM at lunch and 5:00 to 7:00 PM at supper, but you can eat at the center, too. We will deliver lunch plates to businesses that order 5 meals or more.

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 17.

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!

Fall Harvest Open House – October 12, 2019

WHEN: October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WHERE: Farm and Home Museum, 161 Museum Rd, Swainsboro, GA 30401
 George and Missy Elder
 (478) 763-3631

Please join us as we celebrate the history of Emanuel County at our Annual Fall Harvest Open House. You will see period costumes, period decorations, and some crafts displayed.
There is no admission charged.