Those taking a trip to Downtown Sugar Hill can now visit the new Sugar Hill Art Gallery and History Museum for a variety of historical and art-focused exhibitions.
According to a press release from the City of Sugar Hill officials and community members held a socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new location on West Broad Street across from the Eagle Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 25.
The History Museum offers both permanent and special exhibitions of items collected and researched the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society, according to the release. Exhibits and displays focus on highlighting the community’s churches, schools, volunteer fire department, gold mining and moonshining history and the impact of the creation of Lake Lanier.
The first special exhibit at the History Museum explored the first Black families of Sugar Hill throughout February to celebrate Black History Month.
The History Museum also offers a research room for visitors to investigate their genealogical history through a partnership and sponsorship by the Suwanee Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the Revolution.
Like the History Museum, the Art Gallery will also offer permanent and special exhibitions with works from local and non-local artists. The gallery’s special exhibitions will be curated by the Sugar Hill Arts Commission.
The Art Gallery and History Museum are both open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, according to the release. However, interested visitors are asked to check the City of Sugar Hill website for updated hours prior to making a trip to the Art Gallery and History Museum.
Guests are also asked to observe six feet of social distance between each other and wear masks to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and other visitors.
According to the release, the Art Gallery and History Museum invite visitors, residents, and passers-by to “stop in for a quick visit, a trip down memory lane, or a trip to another world brought to life in unique art pieces.”
The Art Gallery and History Museum are staffed by a combination of volunteers from the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society, the Arts Commission and City Staff.