Historical Society of Walton County

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Davis Edwards House Open For Tours


238 North Broad Street

Monroe, Georgia

The Historical Society of Walton County announces the Davis-Edwards House, Circa 1845 will be open for Tours the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from May thru August from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your family and experience life as it would have been in 1845. The House is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a Walton County Landmark and also, the Society is a 501 (c) 3 organization. You must register for a chance to win the book “The Miracle Flower” by our very own Miss Moina Belle Michael, from Good Hope, Georgia who was the originator of the Poppy sales to aid our Veterans. We Welcome Groups, just call a day ahead 770-207-1229 or 770-267-6663. Admission is free but donations are always welcomed. Come and help us celebrate our Walton County Bicentennial by touring one of the oldest homes in Georgia.

Historical Society Day Trip - Tour the Beautiful City of Augusta

On April 20, 2018 the HSWC will tour the historic city of Augusta. The cost of the trip will be $75 and includes a tour of these sites:

      Augusta Museum of History
        Historic Meadow Garden - home of George Walton
          Augusta Canal Discovery Center
            Sacred Heart Cultural Center - Garden Festival

              We will leave Monroe 8 am and return around 8 pm

              It will be a great day , dress for comfort .

              We are very excited because this day is the beginning of the Sacred Hearts garden festival and there will be vendors at the church selling plants.

              Checks made to HSWC, $75

              This includes all our entrance fees & tips

              Foods not included

              MAIL Checks to:

              Dianne Cown

              3003 Cown Road

              Loganville GA 30052

              Tour of the UGA Library

              SAVE THE DATE

              On May 7, 2018 the Historical Society will tour the University of Georgia's Hargrett Library. 

              The Hargrett Library focuses on Georgia history and culture, holding rare books and Georgian historical manuscripts, photographs, maps, broadsides, and UGA archives and records. Other areas of emphasis include performing arts and natural history. Holdings date from the 15th century to the present. For more information visit their website at Russell Special Collections Building. 

              Nashville Tour   October 8-12

              Walton County Bicentennial 

              2018 marks Walton County's 200th year! 

              There are many events planned for this year-long celebration. Please support them. 

              May 18, 2018 – Bicentennial Grooving on the Green

              Celebrate Walton’s Bicentennial in the City of Loganville while jamming to the sounds of the Atlanta Rhythm Section.

              June 3, 2018 – Interfaith Jubilee

              The churches and the faith of the citizens play an important role in Walton County;s history. Citizens will gather to have an interfaith celebration to include messages, choirs and dramas to be followed by Dinner on the Grounds. Consider it Walton County’s homecoming.

              July 4, 2018 – Bicentennial Freedom Celebration

              Celebrate Walton’s Bicentennial and freedom in the City of Monroe with arts and craft vendors, food, live music, kids’ activities and fireworks.

              Oct. 6, 2018 – Friendship Festival honoring Walton’s Bicentennial

              Family fun-filled day celebrating Social Circle’s southern charm, slower pace and hospitality with arts, crafts, food, music and other activities.

              Oct. 6, 2018 – Heritage Day Celebration

              Get a hands-on feel of Walton County’s history at the Heritage Day Celebration at the William Harris Homestead in Campton. Participants will enjoy an array of festivities showcasing life in the 19th Century.

              Oct. 20, 2018 – Autumn Fest Celebrating Walton’s Bicentennial

              Enjoy fall festival activities in Loganville including arts and craft vendors,  kids’ zone, food and live entertainment.

              Nov. 12, 2018 – Veterans Day Tribute

              Walton County will have an official dedication of the Veterans Memorial at the Government Complex and will honor our veterans.

              November 2018 (date tba) – Tree Planting Ceremony

              A native tree will be planted on the courthouse square and a memorial stone placed at the foot of the tree celebrating Walton County’s Bicentennial.

              Dec. 15, 2018 – 200th Jubilee Celebration and Christmas Open House

              Walton County will conclude the year-long Bicentennial celebration on the county’s actual founding day anniversary. Festivities will include tours of the historic courthouse, Christmas decorations, photographs, horse and buggy rides and, of course, a birthday cake large enough to serve the entire community.

              Dates and times may change. Check the website walton200.com for updates and more event information.


              The Historical Society's Annual Golf Tournament will be held on October 19, 2018. More information will be available at a later date.

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