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Upcoming Chamber Events

 

November 27 & 28

RHBC Chamber Office CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday

We will re-open Monday, Dec. 1st at 9 a.m. 

 

November 29

Small Business Saturday

The RHBC Chamber is promoting "Shop, Dine & Play Local this Holiday Season...and beyond!"

Would your business like to participate? REGISTRATION FORM

 

Nov. 29 - Dec. 18

Light-Up the Hill

Holiday Store-Front Decorating Contest

Vote via Facebook

INSTRUCTIONS

FLYER

 

December 3

Coffee & Conversation

McAllister Elementary Update

presented by:

Bryan County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Paul Brooksher

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

RHBC Chamber Office

2592 Hwy 17, Suite 100

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

 

December 4

Business After Hours

hosted by:

Homes of Integrity

Creekside @ RH Plantation

130 Smoke Rise Road

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

Oyster Roast & Bonfire

INVITATION

 

December 13

4th Annual Holiday Market

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

J.F. Gregory Park

521 Cedar Street

Richmond Hill, GA 31324

APPLICATION

 

 

 

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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2591 Highway 17, Suite 100, Richmond Hill, GA 31324 | (912) 756-3444 | Fax: (912) 756-4236

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