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Gwinnett County has own history museum



Part of the Gwinnett Parks and Recreation department, the Gwinnett History Museum is housed in the former Lawrenceville Female Seminary, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was first built in the 1830s to educate Gwinnett County’s young women, but a fire ruined the original structure. The existing building was built in 1855 and classes were held there for women for the next several decades. Following the closing of Lawrenceville Female Seminary, the building became a community center of sorts and was the site for many area events. This is still true today.


The museum is on the second floor of the Lawrenceville Female Seminary building and showcases a variety of items that show life in the past in Gwinnett County, including a large photograph collection. An exhibit on Georgia bluegrass music is part of the museum.


The museum is located at 455 S. Perry St. in Lawrenceville. For more information, call 770-822-5178 or email


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