Our mission is funded by member dues and contributions. To join us in our continuing effort to preserve our history and promote its understanding, please consider a membership or donation. The Society is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership dues and donations are fully tax deductible. To join the Historical Society, you may join online and pay securely with a credit card using PayPal or mail the membership form with your check. Note: PayPal fees are included in the online prices.
Our newsletter, The Vintage Rabun Quarterly, is mailed to all members of the Society. The newsletter features articles by members, as well as Society news and updates. For upcoming events and announcements, click on the following link for our most recent Newsletter. The Vintage Rabun Quarterly
The Historical Society meets at the museum building on the third Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m. with the exception of December. All members are invited to attend.
If you have photographs, documents, or artifacts that are representative of Rabun County or Appalachian culture that you would like to share with us, we would be delighted. We can scan photographs and give them right back to you.
Volunteers are the heart of the Rabun County Historical Society. We need your help! If you would like to volunteer to staff the museum or help organize and catalog inventory, please contact us by phone at 706-782-5292 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. No specialized knowledge is required; we will find a job to suit your skills.
When Rabun County was created from Indian Territory in 1819, this part of southern Appalachia was the frontier, difficult to reach and with none of the niceties available in the cities of the Eastern Seaboard like organized schooling. Education was considered the responsibility of parents alone. From these inauspicious beginnings, education in Rabun County has progressed by leaps and bounds.
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