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The Gwinnett Historical Society 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, please download and print our
Donation Form
and mail it to:

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


If you can't donate money then how about your time?
The Gwinnett Historical Society is an entirely volunteer organization and we are always looking for dedicated workers to assist with special events, office work, research projects, and upcoming programs. If you have a flexible schedule and are energetic and enthusiastic about preserving Gwinnett's history then consider becoming a volunteer in helping to preserve the rich heritage of Gwinnett County.

We need volunteers in the following areas:
Office Staff
Computer (Data Entry / Record Transcription)
Elisha Winn Fair
Winn House Restoration/Maintenance

If you have any questions about a specific volunteer task, please contact the committee chair.