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Hardman Farms State Historic Site

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he 173-acre Hardman Farm is located in the historic Nacoochee Valley one mile south of Helen, GA, The house, built in 1870, is a grand example of Italianate architecture. The builder and first owner of the house, Captain James Nichols, called it "West End"as it was at the west end of the valley on the old Unicoi Turnpike.
The last owner was the family of Dr. Lamartine Hardman, Governor of Georgia from 1927 to 1931. The property was lovingly preserved by the Hardman Family and was donated to the state of Georgia in 1999. Included in the property is Dr. Hardman's Dairy Barn and the Brick Store and Post Office near the (then) G and NW Railroad and (now) GA highway 75.
The Nacoochee Indian Mound with its little gazebo is one of the most recognized landmarks in Georgia.

Hardman Farm State Historic Site
143 Highway 17
P.O. Box 190, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571

Information: 706-878-1077, Thursday-Sunday
GAStateParks.org/HardmanFarm
Facebook.com/Hardmanfarmstatehistoricsite

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Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia

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This Museum, co-located with the Sautee Nacoochee Center in an attached building, traces the history of Folk Pottery from its beginning as utilitarian ware in the 1820's to it's revival of the 1970's by Lanier Meaders' Face Jugs to the vibrant art form that it has become today.
The award winning structure was funded by Dean and Kay Swanson and houses their outstanding collection of Georgia folk pottery which they gathered with the guidance of collector and folk potter, Michael Crocker.
In addition to the extensive collection, a modern potter is featured on a regular basis.

Folk Pottery Museum of Northeast Georgia
283 Hwy. 255 North
P.O. Box 460,
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 3057
706-878-3300
Hours:
Monday-Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1-5pm

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Helen Arts and Heritage Center

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The Helen Arts and Heritage Center is a non-profit Art Gallery, Pottery Studio, History Museum and Art Educational Facility, located in the Alpine Bavarian Village of Helen, GA.
The History Museum presents the history of Helen Valley from the Gold Mining days of the 1830's to the town's creation as a Lumber Mill town in 1912 to it's recreation as an Alpine Bavarian Village.
A recent addition is a room honoring John Kollock, the artist that created the Alpine Village concept and designed many of the reconstructed buildings in Helen today.

Helen Arts and Heritage Center
25 Chattahoochee Strass,
Helen, GA 30545

706-878-3933
helenartshc@gmail.com

Hours:
Momnday through Satruday 12 pm to 4 pm

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Sautee Nachoochee Center

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The Sautee Nacoochee Center, housed in the old Nacoochee High School, is the public face of the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association.
Featured are Art Galleries, Visual and Performing Arts, Music from Classical to Bluegrass, the African American Heritage Center, the History Museum and, yes, Contra Dances.
The History Museum was created by Dr.Tom Lumsden from his extensive collection of objects from pre-history artifacts to Gold Mining to the Lumber and Railroad days. The museum focuses on Nacoochee and Sautee valleys. The museum displays have been recently updated and more items are added to the collections regularly.
If one is interested in Nacoochee area, this is the place to visit.

Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Hwy 255 N
P.O. Box 460
Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571
706-878-3300
Hours:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm

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