Northeast Georgia History Center
Gainesville, GA 30501
The Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University is a not-for-profit institution dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the region.
Permanent exhibits include:
The Land of Promise ~ An exhibit that tells personal stories of those who have lived in northeast Georgia and serves as a reminder that our land is a land of promise for everyone.
Northeast Georgia Sports Hall of Fame ~ A pictorial tribute to those from northeast Georgia who have achieved national recognition in sports.
Cherokee Chief Whitepath's Cabin ~ Here is an opportunity to see what home life was like for Cherokee Indians.
Other exhibits include "Adventures of Mark Trail," "An American Freedom Garden," "Folk Pottery," " A City Laid Waste" and a "Blacksmith Shop." Temporary exhibits, which change regularly, are also featured.
The Northeast Georgia History Center serves as a unique and popular field trip destination and has available resources for educators to check out for classroom use.
Info & Amenities
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM
Admission & Fees
Regular Admission $5.00
Senior Admission $4.00
Student Admission $3.00
Under Six years of Age Free
Free Parking, Gift Shop
Near Interstate Highway
Suitable for Ages
Family Day - The Treaty of New Echota
09/11/2016 - 09/11/2016
The Treaty of New Echota, ratified by the US Senate in 1836, sealed the fate of the Cherokee in Georgia – enabling the process that began with the Removal Act and that ended with the infamous Trail. Though recognized by the United States, the Treaty was negotiated and signed by a minority faction of Cherokee leadership – leading to internal conflict among the Cherokee themselves which only made the Trail of Tears more bitter.
Come experience both Cherokee and Georgia "Pioneer" cult...read more
Family Day-Medieval Times: The Dark Ages Come to Light
10/09/2016 - 10/09/2016
Back by popular demand! And expanded!
The History Center will have a full-size replica (one of only four in the world) on display, while also expanding our Medieval interpretation to go from the Battle of Hasting to the European contact with the New World – thus beginning the modern age.
Along with guided tours of the Tapestry, we'll explore the Middle Ages with Museum Theatre performances, hands-on activities, living history interpretation, and demonstrations of 11th to 16th ...read more