The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation is hosting a daylong, self-guided expedition to help participants discover the historic homes and sites of Canton.
According to the Georgia Trust's website, the 2018 expedition will allow members to “experience the rich history of this former mill town and explore a variety of beautifully restored homes from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, located in the town’s National Register Historic District. Explore downtown buildings along the bustling Main Street and intriguing historic sites, including Canton Grammar School, a former Georgia Trust Places in Peril site.”
Expeditions that explore a Georgia town located off the beaten path are designed to reflect the town’s unique history and development by including a variety of historic sites, from vernacular homesteads to historic industrial sites to grand homes, as well as historic landscapes and natural features, according to the website.
Expeditions educate participants about Georgia’s small town heritage while celebrating ongoing preservation and revitalization efforts. Guests provide their own transportation, and can pick up maps and programs at the packet pick-up at Canton City Hall, 151 Elizabeth St.
The Georgia Trust 2018 Expedition
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
1. Mike and Jamie Morgan’s Home
2. Jones-Johnston Home
3. City Hall
4. Historic Courthouse
5. Cherokee County Arts Center
6. Lovelady-Homiller House in Ball Ground
7. & 8. Historic School Board Buildings Building A & B
9. Jones & Cloud Insurance
10. Historic Jones Mercantile Building
11. Magruder Home
Closing Reception: Rock Barn
658 Marietta Highway, Canton, GA 30114
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