African American Heritage on Display at North Georgia Museum

In 1850, a rustic slave cabin was constructed in Sautee
Nacoochee, not far from where Lucille’s is now located. Still standing on
private property in 2002, it was donated by the owners to the Sautee Nacoochee
Community Association, which carefully restored it into what is now the AfricanAmerican Heritage Site.
A look inside the cabin—the only known antebellum cabin
in the region—is a look inside history. Filled with locally collected
artifacts, the Site serves as an educational tool for telling the unique story
of slavery in our area. For the restoration, a local preservationist worked to
remove additions and bring the cabin closer to its original structure. With the
help of an archivist, tax digests, will and family records were assembled,
together with census information to help paint a picture of one-time residents.
Also included in the permanent exhibit are photographs that document the
important architectural features of the cabin.
In an effort to help visitors gain a more true experience,
the African American Heritage Site features living history demonstrations,
reenactments, 19th Century interpretations, festivals and special
Photo: FPM Greear
Courtesy of Sautee Nacoochee Center
The Site is associated with the Sautee Nacoochee Center,
which was the focus of last week’s blog, and together, they tell the varied stories
of our rich heritage.
African American Heritage Site
Sautee Nacoochee Center
283 Highway 255 North, Sautee Nacoochee
Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Whether taking in the history or the beauty of the area—or
Lucille’s your home away from home. Come visit soon.