Business is Boomin’ Opens at the Cherokee County History Center

History Cherokee opened its newest temporary exhibition at the Cherokee County History Center on June 7, “Business is Boomin’: Historic Community Businesses.” The exhibition highlights some of the businesses born in Cherokee County that not only provided much needed goods and services to residents but also a way of life for the owners and workers.

Visitors to the History Center will see a number of photographs and artifacts from businesses across the county spanning more than 100 years. From hotels, banks, and general stores to pharmacies, restaurants, barber shops, and more, these businesses were the backbone of their communities. Highlights from the exhibition include a bank stamp from Etowah Bank, a 1894-1998 ledger from Roberts Store in Ball Ground, the transit belonging to surveyor Latimer “Lat” Ridgeway, and the key box from the McAfee Hotel.

“Business is Boomin’: Historic Community Businesses” is included with admission to the Cherokee County History Center. Guests can view this exhibition through August 27. Learn more at