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Upcoming Chamber Events

 

July 14

Lunch & Learn

Presented by:

Robert Olszak, Grace Covenant Consulting

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

RHBC Chamber Office

2591 Highway 17, Suite 100

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

 

July 15

Pet Alert Ribbon Cutting

10:00 a.m.

Richmond Hill Fire Station

9954 Ford Avenue

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

 

July 16

Business After Hours

Hosted by:

Savannah Radio, LLC

104.7 The Hawk, 92.3 Thunder Country & WHOA 106.3

3746 Highway 17

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

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Richmond Hill Bryan County Community Profile

Community Profile

The RHBC Chamber of Commerce is please to present you with our Quaility of Life and Membership Directory magazine - one of the best available resources to better acquaint you with Richmond Hill and Bryan County, Georgia.

Richmond Hill Historical Society

The Richmond Hill, Georgia Historical Society is a membership-based, non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and educate people on Richmond Hill's richly diverse past. Members enjoy a monthly lecture series, interesting field trips, special events and community projects. Whether you're a native or a newcomer, we hope you will join us!

CLICK HERE to BECOME A MEMBER

Museum

The building in which the museum is housed was built in 1940 by Richmond Hill's most famous residents, automobile industrialist Henry Ford and his wife, Clara. The building served as a kindergarten to local children. Today, we continue that tradition by teaching residents and visitors alike about the history of the little town of Ways Station, Georgia, now known as Richmond Hill. Like the Fords, generations have made their homes along the Great Ogeechee river and surrounding waterways. Our first residents, the Gualie Indians, created villages along its sandy shoreline. General James Oglethorpe built defenses on it earliest days of the Georgia colony. The proximity of the Ogeechee was the salient factor in rice evolving into the primary cash crop here in the 19th century. African slaves worked the rice fields and helped build Fort McAllister on the Ogeechee which was known as the "Guardian of Savannah" during the Civil War. Visitors to the museum can take a step back in time to learn about the people and places that have shaped the coastal community of Richmond Hill.

Displays of the Colonial days, Revolutionary War, Antebellum, Civil War and the Henry Ford eras are located here. The Historical Society holds a monthly lecture series here on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Directions

From I-95, Exit 90, take Ford Avenue (GA Hwy. 144 East). Turn right onto Timber Trail Road. The museum entrance is on the left. 

For more info:

Please visit their website at www.richmondhillhistoricalsociety.com

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