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Rich Historical and Genealogical Heritage

News and Announcements

• Another gem from the Archives: a 1978 interview with Amos Hutchins speaker discussing the changes to the Winn House over the years. (the first minute has some tape problems)

• Rex Schuder of Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation stopped by recently. He brought with him a map and asks if anyone in the Gwinnett Historical Society can help in identifying the small streams on the map that don't have names. The map can be seen here.

• The 1864 Tax Digest is available for our members to research.

• Postcards  We have a small collection of vintage postcards from around Gwinnett county. Come take a look.

Herman Fowler • The first portion of the Fowler Collection is now up and available in the Archives section.
These are the prints donated by Nellie Fowler which were taken by her father Herman Fowler (1912-1987). The second (and larger) portion of the collection consists of negatives and will be made available when we can scan them. Anyone who can identify any of these individuals is asked to please contact us.

Courthouse - Then and Now
The Gwinnett County Courthouse - Then(1908) and Now(2013)

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Upcoming Events
April 19, 2014    10:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Winn House Open

The Elisha Winn House and Fair

The Elisha Winn House located at 908 Daclula Road in Dacula, GA 30019 is open for tours from March to September on the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Winn Fair is held on the first weekend of October during which the house and all of the out buildings will be open and attended by many volunteers and reenactors. The fair also has crafters' booths, musical entertainment, and railroad history.

The Gwinnett Historical Society will sponsor the 36th annual Elisha Winn Fair. Next year's Winn Fair will be held on Saturday October 4, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday October 5, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are a vendor, we welcome your participation in this year's Elisha Winn Fair. For more information and vendor forms please follow this link: 2014 Elisha Winn Fair

Latest Publications: Books & Newsletter

Newsletter Spring 2014
Our quarterly newsletter
Winn House Book The Elisha Winn House - Birthplace of Gwinnett County

Cost is $20 plus $5 postage & handling
and $2 p&h for each additional book.

This history of the Winn House and its owners is back in stock.
Family Book 2 Gwinnett County, Georgia Families 1818-2005

Cost is $50 plus $5 postage & handling
and $2 p&h for each additional book.

This indispensable second volume of families from 214 authors contains
461 Family Histories, and 324 Photographs on 1171 pages
with a Full Name Index of 39,439 names
Marriage Book Gwinnett County, Georgia Marriages 1833-1900

Cost is $20 plus $5 postage & handling
and $2 p&h for each additional book.

336 pages listed by groom then by bride.