Our Programs

We are currently in negotiations to lease a building to house our history center and military museum. In the meantime, we are busy creating programs and planning activites that will appeal to a wide range of interests and give-back to our community.

We will be coordinating and collaborating with any school system that wants to participate in our educational programs. All schools regardless of where they are located will be invited to the history center so that they can design exhibits and programs that will benefit the children of all ages and backgrounds.

Our Exhibits


Cherokee Indians in North Georgia

Native American Contributions

Historic Landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places

African American families in Tate

Colonel Sam Tate ERA

Big Canoe

Early Life in the Mountain Communities

Civil War

Our exhibits will cover the following initially but we plan to expand as funding & donations come in:

Into the Mountains I must go: There will be a vast display of Big Canoe’s development since Tom Cousins acquired the land in 1971, the Colonel Sam Tate years, before it was Big Canoe, The Tate Mountain Estates, Grandview, Connahayhee Lodge, & Bent Tree

A military museum that will provide interesting visuals of the American Revolution War, the Civil War, World War I & II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War, Afghanistan

Special & interesting trivia from all of North Georgia with emphasis on Cherokee, Dawson, Gilmer & Pickens Counties

History on how all of the large dams & reservoirs were built: Lake Carter, Lake Lanier, Lake Allatoona, Lake Chatuga, Carter’s Lake

That was Then, this is Now: Showcasing how the major cities have changed over the years such as Jasper, Ball Ground and Canton

Discover the history of Amicaloa Falls

Mount Olegethorpe & the Appalachian Trail

Women of War, trailblazers and innovators

Major weather events, catastrophic events

Mentoring programs

  • College business networking program for young women and men-this to help encourage and inspire innovation

Here’s what we have done so far:

Big Canoe Safari Photo Scavenger Hunt

There were sixteen parcipants and they raved about how much fun they had. It gave the residents an opportunity explore historical places inside the gates of Big Canoe and learn about some of the history. Most importantly, they had an opportunity to meet their neighbors. This event was held in September.

The Emma Gatewood Story

NGMHC was a sponsor for this wonderfully entertaining event held at the Eagle Rest Park about the life of Grandma Gatewood, she became famous as the first solo female thru-hiker of the 2,168-mile (3,489 km) Appalachian Trail (A.T.) in 1955 at the age of 67.

Downtown Jasper Historical Mural

The creation of the historical mural is in the process and expected to be completed by early 2024. This is a collaboration between Pickens Arts & Cultural Alliance and North GA Mountains History Center. Stay tuned!

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