On a blustery Friday night in February of 1899, twenty Athenians gathered at the antebellum mansion of Augustus Longstreet Hull to form a group whose purpose was to preserve, record, and protect the history of our great city. This was the first meeting of what we now know as the Athens Historical Society.

The historical society hosts programs, events, and lectures to introduce members and general audiences to Athens’ cultural and geographical landscape. Our mission is to research, study, and disseminate knowledge of the rich history of the City of Athens, to serve as a resource of historical information, and to assist in the preservation of the City’s historical records.

Who We Are

An enthusiastic group of members dedicated to bringing history to our local community.

What We Do

Engaging book-signings, enriching seminars, and enlivening holiday parties! Come join us!

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Due to COVID-19, we have cancelled or postponed our in-person events.

We plan to offer online events until we can go back to our regular in-person events. You can also keep in touch with us by subscribing to our newly-refashioned digital newsletter.

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