Welcome to the Stephens County Historical Society With two new museums we encourage people of all ages to visit our facilities. Showcasing the county's first one hundred years of history.
The Gathany Museum is a wonderful place to learn about and experience nature through our extensive displays of mounted mammals, birds, prehistoric fossils and more, located on the Toccoa Falls campus.
The Schaefer Center located in historic downtown Toccoa has undergone major renovations. New lobby, enlarged stage, construction of an band area, painting, carpeting, new heating/air and remodeled dressing rooms just to name a few of the improvements.
Travelers Rest was the plantation home of Devereaux Jarrett, the richest man in Tugaloo Valley. Jarrett bought the site in 1833 and made it the center of his thriving plantation.
The smell of roses in the air, musicians tuning their instruments, the ''tap, tap, tap'' of a baton. Then in unison...the first note.