A Real Local History Gem

Our friends and colleagues at the Chatham Historical Association do an amazing job of researching and preserving the history of Chatham County!

The Historical Association is a volunteer based organization devoted to collecting, preserving, and sharing the history of Chatham County through exhibits, tours, publications, research, and educational and community outreach programs. They also promote the preservation of public and private structures that are of historical significance to the county.

Volunteers also operate the Chatham Historical Museum, located in the historic Chatham County Courthouse. The museum includes archival collections accessible to researchers and a museum gift shop. Tours and programs are available for schools and community groups.

Visit the Historical Association’s Collections and Research page to learn more about their unique holdings. Some of their collections, such as the Chatham County Funeral Programs, have been digitized and are available for online viewing.

Enjoy exploring the history of Chatham County!

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