Union County Historical Society
"Preserving Yesterday for Tomorrow"

The Union County Historical Societiy's Old Courthouse Museum

We have a wide range of exhibits and historical Information pertaining to the history of Union County, GA.

Research & Genealogy Room

The Research and Genealogy contains volumes of books about families of Union County, GA. Many historical records date all the way back to living among the Native Americans. These records are open to the public. We also invite our visitors to share their heritage and family history with us.

Lobby & Hall Ways

Several displays in the museum halls pertain to Union County’s history are changed seasonally, such as out Memorial exhibit which is displayed from Memorial Day through Independence Day. The museum gift shop is also located in the lobby and sells a variety of items including books by local authors, heritage and cemetery books, caps & t-shirts, postcards, souvenirs, and CDs or local musicians.

Courtroom and Jury Room

The courtroom of the Historic Courthouse has been restored as much as possible to its original condition and is used often for events like the free Friday Night Concerts by renowned local bands, Gospel singings, and school programs. In the past it has been booked for photo shoots, family reunions, and weddings.

Minature Collection

The Margarita Morgan collection contains many miniature buildings from the 1940s to the 1970s. The complete collection was donated to the Union County Historical Society in October of 1991. Some of the miniatures include The Enchanted Palace that was patterned after Queluz (the President's palace in Lisbon, Portugal); Velmamere based on the origional one in Wilkes County, GA; and the Glen Morgan miniature is a replica of Jay Gould's home (Lyndhurst on the Hudson river in New York).

Local History Room

The local history room is dedicated to citizens who helped make Union County what it is today and people from Union County who made a mark on history. It contains many items acquired by the Union Historical Society or donated by descendants of the first families of old Union County.

Music Room

The Music Room was originally the Judges' chambers. This room contains various photos, instruments, music media, and a lot more; it is often used by visiting musicians to prepare for the Friday Night Concerts and other events.

School Room

The School exhibit contains much information about the educational history of Union County, GA. Items such as old text books, desks, photographs of school groups, drawings, and numerous other items from schools that where located in the county. We also have the 1916 Georgia State Survey of all schools in Union County, GA.

Military Room

The Military Rooms contains memorabilia from past wars that soldiers from Union County has fought in. These items include photos, flags, uniforms, weapons, and medals. A special item in this exhibit is the sculpture of native son and local soldier Eric England, a highly respected Marine sniper during the Vietnam War.

Religion Room

The Religion Room provides a look into Union County's religious background. This room has many items including family Bibles, hymn books, organs, pianos, and paintings and photos from some of Union County’s earliest churches.

Sports Room

The Sports Rooms contains trophies, team photos, jerseys, sports equipment, and other sports memorabilia from past games played by Union County's sports teams.

On the Grounds

The grounds outside of the museum has several items of interest. The original clock and bell is on display for everyone to see and there are two monuments dedicated to soldiers from World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.