|Richmond Hill Historical Society
Richmond Hill, Georgia
RICHMOND HILL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Our objective is to serve the people by exposing them to knowledge of the early development of Bryan County and the heritage of Richmond Hill and Bryan County.
Our goal is to encourage the continued expansion of economic opportunities and tourism in Bryan County and to encourage the historic preservation of artifacts, architecture and sites in the Bryan County area.
Membership is open to any person, partnership, firm, association, club or corporation interested in helping attain our goals.
Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7pm at The Wetlands Center in J. F. Gregory Park. Each month a different program is presented such as local authors, historians, films, etc. May and December meetings offer even more, most recently, a low country boil.
As a member you will receive a news letter, have free access to videos and books related to Richmond Hill and Bryan County history, and have free tours through our museum located on GA Hwy. 144 and Timber Trail. We, as a society, are affiliated with the Georgia Historical Society and, as a member, you may attend the periodic lectures and receptions held at their Whitaker Street location in Savannah. Occasionally, we plan outings and day trips to places of historic interest. The Museum is also the official Georgia Welcome Center. We have many brochures and maps of the area.
Whether history was the class you dozed in or got a degree in, you'll have an opportunity to meet great people who share your interest in the place you currently call home.
Click here for the membership sign up form. Just print it out, and stop by the museum to join, or mail it in (mailing address is on the application).
The Richmond Hill
The school was a voluntary project of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, who had a winter home, here in Richmond Hill. The Fords ran this school because the local school system made no provision for pre-school education at that time. It is now the Richmond Hill Historical Society's Museum. Displays of the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War Era, Civil War Era and the Henry Ford Era are located here. The building is currently owned by Magnolia Manor. They have graciously allowed the Historical Society to use the building for their meetings and museum displays.
From I-95, take Exit 90 and travel east on Ga Hwy 144. The museum is on the right hand side on the corner of Ford Avenue and Timber Trail Road.
Open six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.