Next Meeting

7:00 pm
March 5, 2019
Ebenezer Methodist Church
4860 Browns Bridge Rd
Cumming, GA

GEORGE KELLOGG, THE MASHBURN FAMILY AND EBENEEZER METHODIST CHURCH

Presented by Steve Mashburn

Presentation of Georgia Kellogg, pioneer Indian trader of Forsyth County and Superintendent of the Gold Mint in Dahlonega. He donated the land for Ebenezer Methodist Church where Rev. John Harvey Mashburn and his family were charter members.  Rev. Mashburn donated the land for the cemetery.

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Brannon-Heard HouseThe City of Cumming has awarded a lease agreement to the Sawnee Association of the Arts for the exclusive use of the Brannon-Heard House to create a downtown arts center.

The center will offer art displays and shows, classes and demonstrations, and a gift shop selling items handcrafted by SAA members.

The agreement assures greater community use of the house, while providing stable rental fees which will in turn be used to better maintain the historic facility.

Recently, The Inner Light Paranormal team has been investigating the Brannon-Heard House in response to reports of paranormal activity.

School Street Playhouse

The historic 1923 Cumming Schoolhouse, is now Tam’s School Street Playhouse. In the spring of 2018, the Mayor and City Council made the decision to lease the theater to Brian and Kelly Tam, owners of Tam’s Backstage Restaurant, who have leased the restaurant space within the building from the City for more than 10 years.


Please Note: The Historical Society of Forsyth County will maintain their headquarters in the facility in accordance with their lease contract.


Information on how donors can pick up their items that were on display in the school rooms will be published shortly.

Map of Forsyth County, Georgia

Forsyth County, Georgia

Our Mission

The Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded to educate the public, to encourage historic research, to protect historic buildings and sites, and to preserve the cultural heritage of Forsyth County.

Join Us and Bring History to Life!

If you are interested in the history of Forsyth County, Georgia and her county seat, the City of Cumming, please join the Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County.

More information about joining the Historical Society is on the New Membership Page.