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2017 Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

Just in time for Christmas and on sale until January 31, 2017
Vanishing Gwinnett II
By Dorsey Stancil. More scenes of bygone days. A companion volume of the highly acclaimed book Vanishing Gwinnett. Contains all new photos in eight sections including churches, schools, and family gatherings. (2001) Index. 288pp
Gwinnett County, Georgia: Marriages 1833 - 1900
Gwinnett Churches (Reprint of 1911 edition)
Histories of 92 of Gwinnett's oldest churches with listing of members in 1911. By J.C. Flanigan. Index. 520pp.
Gwinnett County, Georgia 1880 Census
Full Head of Household Index. (2005) 448pp Approx. 8½ X 11
Gwinnett County, Georgia 1900 Census
Full Head of Household Index. (2003) 576pp Approx. 8½ X 11
The Elisha Winn House - Birthplace of Gwinnett County (softcover)
By Shannon Coffey. (2009) 68pp.
The history of the Winn House and its owners.

Photos from this year's Winn Fair are up.

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Upcoming Events
January 19, 2017    7:00p.m.
Board Meeting for Officers and Committee Chairs

January 23, 2017    7:00p.m.
General Membership Meeting

Speaker: Linda Hughes and Kathrun Gray-White

The subject will be Memoir Magic: The Power of Writing Your Story

Whether you want to write for your descendants, for friends and family, or for yourself, you're bound to do some soul-searching and to make surprising discoveries along the way. Let Linda and Kathryn show you how to organize the many stories that make up your life, and how to turn hard, cold facts into a heartwarming, hopeful memoir that will be enlightening not only for others, but for you, as well.

Linda and Kathryn started their Memoir Magic workshops last year and have since done workshops for Georgia bookstores, Gwinnett County Public Library, Jackson County Historic Courthouse Fund, Deeds Publishing, and Georgia Gwinnett College, where they are both professors.

They also enjoy a popular online presence and the popularity of their book, Memoir Magic, available on Kindle. Visit their website at, which will take you to the rest of their social media sites. Enjoy!

February 4, 2017    9a.m. - 3p.m.
Cemetery Scavenger Hunt

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 noon to 4:00 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 food vendors, crafters' booths, exhibitors, musical entertainment, and railroad history.

The Gwinnett Historical Society will sponsor the 39th annual Elisha Winn Fair. Next year's Winn Fair will be held on Saturday October 7, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Sunday October 8, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

If you are a vendor, we welcome your participation in next year's Elisha Winn Fair. For more information and vendor forms please follow this link: 2017 Elisha Winn Fair

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