Why should you join the Etowah Preservation Supporters

The mission of the Etowah Valley Historical Society is to promote historical preservation, provide educational programs and sponsor public lectures that are designed to create awareness and sustain Bartow county heritage and traditions.

Since its founding in 1972, the Society has celebrated the heritage of our unique area – ancient history and Civil War battlefields, coexisting with Victorian architecture, nestled in the richness of Georgia’s mountains and streams by providing educational and entertaining programs and a vast amount of resources available to the public.

We invite you to help us support the Society by becoming a monthly sustainer which will allow more predictability in our revenue to cover our expenses.

Where are the funds spent?

  • EVHS quarterly newsletter
  • Bartow Scholars annual event
  • Oral Histories
  • Expenses for lectures, field trips, and programs
  • African-American History Initiative
  • Staff support/salary
  • Office supplies
  • Preservation opportunities
  • Purchasing resources
  • Salvage and rebind historical ledgers

Additional funds would allow the society to purchase some items on its wish list as well.

  • New micro reader
  • Update office equipment
  • Support new and unforeseen projects

During the past year EVHS used funds to

  • Purchased a complete set of Corra Harris books
  • Helped historic Stilesboro Academy secure a new roof
  • Sponsored the Bartow History Scholars program reaching over 600 middle schoolers
  • Secured the oral histories of several citizens with important stories to tell
  • Co-hosted the Tour of Historic Homes in Adairsville
  • Hiked up Ladd’s Mountain
  • Toured Spring Bank near Kingston with accompanying lecture
  • Participated in Memories Day at George Washington Carver Park
  • Hosted a lecture on Alphabet Collins
  • Sponsored Allatoona Pass Living History weekend
  • Held Annual General Meeting for its members at Grand Oaks
  • Held annual Christmas Party at Rose Lawn
  • Produced its first ever cookbook, Come Back to the Table, Tastes of Etowah Valley
  • Worked with LakePoint Station to create educational programs for students
  • Co-sponsored the African-American Quilt Documentation Project and permanent structure in Downtown Cartersville commemorating the Underground Railroad communications.