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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)

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

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

• Photos  from the first Winn Fair in 1979.

• Now in our Library and Resources section: four maps from the 1888 US survey stitched together.
View the large image here.

1888 USGS Map

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Upcoming Events
September 27, 2014
Winn Property Clean-up day (preparation for Winn Fair)

October 4-5, 2014    
The Winn Fair

November 17, 2014    7:00p.m.
Board Meeting for Officers and Committee Chairs

November 19, 2014    12:00p.m. - 4:00p.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. This 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 5:00 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 Fall 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 $40 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.


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