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Rabun County Historical Society Museum Reopens Friday, June 11

Clayton, GA—May 20, 2021—The museum of the Rabun County Historical Society in downtown Clayton will reopen to the public on June 11 following its extensive, year-long renovation. The museum’s hours of operation are 11-3, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Society’s newly renovated museum brings to life the rich and colorful history of Rabun County and

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Farming in Rabun County: Maize, Subsistence Farms and Moonshine

The earliest white settlers, Scots-Irish from Pennsylvania, Virginia and North Carolina, arrived in northeast Georgia in the late eighteenth century. They farmed the land to survive, but those settlers were not the first to raise crops in the fertile valleys and river bottomlands of what would become Rabun County. Already living in the north Georgia

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Moonshine Still Needed For Rabun County Historical Society Museum Exhibit

Clayton, Ga.—October 2, 2020—The Rabun County Historical Society is asking area residents to donate or loan a moonshining still to its museum in downtown Clayton as part of a wide-ranging effort to expand the museum’s permanent collection. At one time, Rabun County was the moonshine capital of Georgia. Moonshining also was one of the county’s

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Rabun County Historical Society Museum Closed For Renovation

The Rabun County Historical Society’s museum in downtown Clayton has been closed while undergoing an extensive renovation to accommodate important new exhibits. The Society expects to reopen the museum in the spring of 2021. The renovation was undertaken to organize exhibits around the major developments and themes that have shaped the history of Rabun County

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