Northeast Georgia Mountains / Gainesville

Beulah Rucker Museum

2105 Athens Hwy
Gainesville, GA 30507

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the museum features a cultural museum dating from the late 19th century to the present with rooms containing 20th century furnishings, artifacts, and pictures. Beulah Rucker Oliver (1888-1963) was born in Banks County in 1888 to Caroline Wiley and Willis Rucker. She was one of eight children born to the sharecroppers. Ms. Rucker knew from the time she was a little girl that she wanted to be a teacher and devoted her life to that desire. The first school Ms. Rucker attended was taught in a small wooden church in Banks County call Neal's Grove. She also attended Jeruel High School in Athens and Knox Institute. During her senior year at Knox Institute, she began to have dreams and visions of establishing a school for her race.

Visit by appointment only.

Info & Amenities

  • Facility Amenities

    Free Parking

    Special Tags

    Civil War Site