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Pretty Flowers in ParkThis society shares several resources and places for you to enjoy. Discover your heritage with the research library and archives, and heritage programs. Visit the 1935 log cabin and the beautiful Mansell House and Gardens.

Research Library And Archives
A growing collection of historical documents, genealogy files, photographs, maps, books, and microfilms are available to the public for research.

Trying to find information about your ancestors' roots? Come to the Society's Research Library and Archives in the Mansell House for help!

Research Library And ArchivesThe Research Library and Archives specializes in providing the public with information relevant to the study of the history of Alpharetta and old Milton County and the genealogy of its people.

Since Milton County was formed in 1857 from parts of Cherokee, Cobb, and Forsyth Counties and annexed into Fulton County in 1932, your roots may also include ancestors in these adjacent counties as well as in what is now north Fulton County. Come browse through our extensive collections!
Alpharetta Historical SocietyThe mission of the Alpharetta Historical Society is to promote an interest in and the study of history, genealogy, and related fields as it collects, assembles, preserves, and disseminates historical and genealogical information related to Alpharetta and old Milton County for the benefit of its members, their descendants, and the public.

The Society conducts a wide variety of programs and projects:
BulletHistorical and genealogical research
BulletPreservation and restoration projects
BulletHistorical programs for Society members and the public
BulletPresentations and demonstrations for schools
BulletPublications of local research
BulletThe Society also operates the Mansell House as a special events facility.
Log Cabin At Milton High School
Historic Milton Log CabinOriginally constructed between 1934 and 1935 by students in the Future Farmers of America Milton High School Chapter, the Cabin is maintained as a teaching museum by the Alpharetta Historical Society in a cooperative effort with Milton High School, the Fulton County Board of Education, and the City of Alpharetta.

The Log Cabin is located on the campus of Milton High School, on Milton Avenue just one block west of Main Street in Alpharetta, Georgia. Volunteers are available to answer your questions. Tours and programs may be scheduled by contacting the Alpharetta Historical Society.

Please call to make an appointment to view the cabin. The Log Cabin is handicap accessible.
Heritage Programs
Members of the Society provide historical programs at local schools or on site at the Log Cabin at Milton High School and at the Mansell House and Gardens.

In keeping with its mission, the Alpharetta Historical Society provides Heritage Programs to schools and the community to help keep the past alive. This project provides programs for groups at the Mansell House and Gardens, the Log Cabin at Milton High School, local schools, and other sites in the community.
Mansell House And Gardens
The Mansell House GardensThe Queen Anne style housewith a fabulous garden setting. It was constructed in 1912 and is owned by the City of Alpharetta and managed by the Alpharetta Historical Society as a special events facility.

A relaxing afternoon in the early 1900s, sitting on the veranda sipping a cool drink, reminiscing with friends and family. Your eye catches a colorful bloom. Its fragrance beckons you… Such are the delights of the Mansell House, an adaptive reuse project of the Alpharetta Historical Society.

The house has been preserved to reflect the essence of a bygone era. It sits amidst award-winning gardens created and maintained by the Alpharetta Garden Club. The gardens are a First-Place Winner of the Historic Gardens Award for the State of Georgia and for the Deep South Region of the Garden Clubs of America.

The perennial beds are located between the gazebo and the arbor. Just east of the gazebo is the rose garden, which begins blooming in June. A huge, 125-year-old oak tree surrounded by a wooden bench anchors the east end of the gardens. You can rent this lovely house for events. Please call to reserve. such as weddings, receptions, dinners, showers, parties, and meetings. The house and gardens are reserved exclusively for your special occasion. During your event, an on-site hostess will be available for your assistance.

Amenities: Parking, Public Restrooms, accessibility for mobility-impaired.
Community Programs
The Alpharetta Historical Society is an active participant in community programs: Alpharetta Heritage Festival, Old Soldiers Day Parade, Taste of Alpharetta and more.
Hours Open, Phone, Address & Website Link
Open Monday at 11am to 2pm, and Wednesday or Friday 10am to 2pm or by appointment. You will need to call and make an appointment to visit these historic locations. Phone: 770-475-4663 - Address: 1835 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta, GA 30009-1823 - Alpharetta Historical Society Website

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