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COVID-19 Phased Reopening Plan

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on the Gwinnett Historical Society (GHS) and the community that we serve. Understandably, everyone desires to get back to providing services without jeopardizing the health of the public or volunteer staff. Since we are a tenant of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, our Phased Reopening Plan is predicated on the reopening of that facility. However, most of our volunteer staff are higher risk individuals in that they are over 65 years of age and may have pre-existing morbidities. Therefore, we may take a more conservative approach on the reopening of our office. Currently, our Society is operating at Level 2 of our re-opening plan.

LEVEL 2: Limited Public Access. The GHS work hours are still unscheduled. The GHS office will be open to the public only one designated day a week for research purposes and by appointment only. Appointments may be requested via email to or via our Facebook page. Visitors along with staff will wear masks and follow social distancing procedures posted in the office. Executive council meetings will be held via ZOOM. General membership meetings may be held in the courtroom if allowed by COVID policy of the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse.

Will be at a minimum meet the requirements set forth in Gwinnett Parks and Recreation, Historical Courthouse, Reopening Plan.
There is adequate hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and protective gloves on hand.
There are volunteers available to fill staffing requirements. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Upcoming Events

The Elisha Winn House and Fair

The Elisha Winn House located at 908 Dacula Road in Dacula, GA 30019. 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 42nd annual Elisha Winn Fair. This year's Winn Fair will be held on Saturday October 5, 2019, 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: 2019 Elisha Winn Fair

Latest Publications: Books & Newsletter

Newsletter Spring 2020
Our quarterly newsletter
Online Issues are available in the Members Section