Lumpkin County Historical Society
The Lumpkin County Historical Society has been instrumental in aiding us in gathering information and resources on the history of the cabin. Mr. and Mrs. Smulian who donated the cabin to the GASC are members of the Historical Society, and they have provided us with stories and records about the extensive history of the cabin. Chris Worick, who has written 2 books on the 1829 Gold Rush and is the go to man for anything to do with the gold rush in Lumpkin County has helped by providing us with interesting stories and helping us keep the cabin as close to the original structure as possible. We appreciate all of the research and help that the members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society has been able to provide us with!
The Picking Porch is a group of local musicians of all ages who come together every Tuesday and Thursday from 12.45 to 2 pm at the Vickery House to perform old time and bluegrass music. Anyone is welcome to join and play or listen.
Arthur Morgan Middle School
The Arthur Morgan Middle School is progressive boarding school in Burnesville NC which focuses not only on academics but service learning and allowing every student to grow and learn by allowing them to have a consensus on their activities and be active within their surrounding communities. Every year they do field trips where they go out into the Appalachian Region, and this year we were lucky enough to have them visit. Led by Bogy Patton (a Dahlonega local and NGCSU graduate) the students worked closely with the Lumpkin County Historical Society to interview and record people’s stories from Lumpkin County’s past. They hoped to hammer nails and help build the cabin, but they instead helped us document the cabin’s colorful past and build on our knowledge of historical information. They also made documentary videos of their travels through Southern Appalachia, which can be found here.