History Is Making A Comeback in Alpharetta

Released April 20, 2018 02:52 PM

The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum Opens April 26 at 5:30pm


The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum, located inside Alpharetta City Hall at 2 Park Plaza, is hosting its opening dedication on Thursday, April 26th at 5:30pm. The History Museum covers the history of Alpharetta, from its earliest days as Cherokee Indian territory, through its remarkable emergence as one of the nation's most vibrant high tech cities. 


The Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum, which was more than four years in the making and which includes stories, photos, and memorabilia contributed by many local residents, was funded by the City of Alpharetta and developed in partnership with the Alpharetta and Old Milton County Historical Society which provided historical research and many of the artifacts you will see on display in the new museum.  


“The City of Alpharetta is grateful for the oral and written history, as well as the artifacts, that were contributed by many people over the past 24 months to bring the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum alive for the community,” said Donald Mitchell, Mayor, City of Alpharetta.


A special part of the new museum will be the stories project kiosk where visitors will be able to enjoy interviews with over 75 of Alpharetta’s most interesting citizens. This project began by talking to residents, seven of whom have passed away since sharing their stories on film.  The stories project is ongoing with additional interviews added in the future.


“It was an honor and a privileged to work with Connie Mashburn and many other contributors to collect, connect, and present the history of Alpharetta in a way that is engaging, thoughtful and inclusive,” said Kim Zane, Manager of the Cultural Services Division.


A number of special surprises are planned for the grand opening on Thursday, April 26 at 5:30pm.  After the grand opening, the Alpharetta and Old Milton County History Museum will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Fridays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is free.