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The Gwinnett Historical Society has over 400 members. Our volunteers operate the Society's office and library on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville, along with the 19.2-acre Elisha Winn Property in the Hog Mountain-Dacula area. The Society hosts the county's only genealogy library containing over 1,600 publications, an archive collection of assorted county and family records, a map collection, a book store for county-specific publications, a microfilm research room, a growing collection of vintage and historic family and Gwinnett locations photographs, and an office with assorted surname, church, cemetery, school, place, and subject files. Our volunteers are involved in about 20 major program areas; publishing a quarterly news magazine and managing an extensive website. The Winn House is open by appointment and includes the rehabilitated 1812 Elisha Winn House (birthplace of Gwinnett County), a 12-acre wooded area, picnic facilities, and a variety of other buildings of historic interest, including the Walnut Grove one-room schoolhouse, the old Lawrenceville Jail, and a blacksmith shop.

As a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Gwinnett Historical Society relies on private contributions to supplement membership funds. Through the generosity of numerous individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations, we are able to maintain and provide ongoing history for the children and adults of Gwinnett County. You will also have the knowledge of supporting and sustaining Gwinnett’s valuable history.


If you would like to make a donation by check or by mailing or faxing your credit card information, please download and print our Donation Form and send it to one of the following:

By Fax: (770) 237-5616

By Mail:
Gwinnett Historical Society
P.O. Box 261
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

Matching Gifts

You can increase the value of your contribution through the power of a matching gift and move yourself into a higher donor benefit level (e.g. If you donate $500 and that amount is matched by your employer, GHS will recognize you as a $1,000 donor)! Please contact your employer's Human Resources department to determine if your donation can be matched and to obtain the appropriate paperwork.


If you can't donate money then how about your time?
We are an entirely volunteer organization. If you would like to help preserve our county, there are many ways you can help. Don't underestimate yourself. There are a lot of small jobs that could be done. Get involved in preserving our county and our past. Check our volunteer page to see how you can help.

Join the Gwinnett Historical Society and help us preserve the history of the county: where we get involved in preserving our county, our past, and the present for our future.

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