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Devoted to the Preservation of Gwinnett County's History

Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 - 2:00
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse
Lawrenceville, Georgia
(770) 822-5174

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Cotton Fields of Gwinnett
This years quilt raffle drawing was held at the end of the Winn Fair on Sunday, October 9th. The lucky winner was Perry Wirt from Monroe, Georgia. Thanks to all GHS members and visitors to the Winn Fair who purchased raffle tickets in hopes of winning the beautiful quilt. Don't despair! You will have a chance to win another specially designed quilt next year at the 2023 Elisha Winn Fair

Current and Upcoming Events

Event: General Membership Meeting
Date: November 21, 2022
Details: 6:30PM Snack and Chat; Members bring a snack to share.
Details: 7:00PM Meeting
Speaker: Michael Gagnon
Program: New South, The Industrialization of Gwinnett
Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse 185 Crogan St, Lawrenceville 30046

December 12, 2022 is our Annual Meeting/Christmas Party. Bring a snack and join us at 6:30 P.M. Well also induct our 2023-24 slate of officers and present annual awards. This is always a very enjoyable event! Please try to attend!

** We are in the process of changing our meeting place to the Community Center in Rhodes Jordan Park, Lawrenceville, GA. There is an ample parking for all guests at that site. It is unfortunate that parking is so scarce in downtown Lawrenceville that we feel the need to change our venue from the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Watch for the designation of place for each meeting as soon as this change is finalized.

The Elisha Winn House and Fair

The Elisha Winn House is located at 908 Dacula Road in Dacula, GA 30019. Gwinnett County completed accessibility upgrades to the site in 2021. Among the improvements are newly paved parking spaces, a bathroom building, and a walking trail winding by the historic buildings. The site is open to the public from dawn to dusk. For information on tours of the house, email

The 2022 Elisha Winn Fair was a huge success even though it had to be rescheduled from the traditional first weekend in October to October 8th and 9th because of the threat of bad weather. The weather for both days was absolutely perfect for a fall festival and folks took advantage of the delightful temperatures to get out and visit the Winn Fair.

Latest Publications: Books & Newsletter

Newsletter Winter 2022
Our quarterly newsletter
Online Issues are available in the Members Section