Next Meeting

February 5, 2019
7:00 pm
Ponce de Leon Music
1060 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040

Steve Mashburn will present a program over the History of Military Bands and will display his collection of antique band instruments. Topics will include:

  • Civil War Brass Bands
  • Sousa and the Marine Band
  • Sidney Lanier and the Flute
  • Town Bands of Georgia
  • The Growth of School Bands
  • Community and Senior Bands

Steve Mashburn is a retired band director and fine arts curriculum specialist with Forsyth County Schools.  He has recently accepted the position of Music Director of the Southern Winds Concert Band in Woodstock.

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.

Cumming Playhouse Closes
The classrooms at the Cumming Playhouse/Tam’s School Street Playhouse will now be used as rooms for auditions and practice. A decision was made to give all of those who donated furniture, photos or other articles to the CUMMING PLAYHOUSE an opportunity to pick up their donations. (This does not apply to articles donated to the Historical Society.)

Some of the donors could not be reached.  The Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County has taken possession of any photographs that were not picked up.

Some are already on display and others will be added at a later date.  No articles have been discarded.  These treasures will be safe in our headquarters.

The children’s chairs, desks, and tables have been taken to City Hall.  They are in Gallery A.  Please go by the reception desk to sign that you have received your article.


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.

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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.

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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.

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