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 Band and will display his collection of antique band instruments. Topics will include:

  • Civil War Brass Bands
  • 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.

Brannon-Heard HouseThe City of Cumming has awarded a lease agreement to the Sawnee Association of the Arts for 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 City of Cumming has awarded an expanded lease to Brian and Kelly Tam who will operate the former Cumming Playhouse as well as Tam’s Back Stage restaurant downstairs. The agreement begins in January of 2019. Community and professional groups will continue to publicly perform on stage throughout the year.


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.

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