Save Acworth History Foundation - a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of our city and the community of Acworth, GA. Our goal is to collect video histories, photos, and artifacts that reflect our history as a railroad town, a mill town, and the center of an agricultural community. These will be displayed and available daily in the downtown Depot Park History Center.
Dallas and Ernestine Godfrey were recipients of the 2022 Nancy Smith Maxwell Award. They are pictured here with Nancy Maxwell.
Claude and Willie Mae Johnson were recipients of the 2021 Nancy Smith Maxwell Award. They are pictured here with Nancy Maxwell and SAHF President Mack Turner.
On November 7 2020, SAHF and the City of Acworth presented the first annual Nancy Smith Maxwell excellency in preserving Acworth History award to the Great Lady Herself Nancy Maxwell at the Acworth Depot.
(L-R) Mack Turner, VP; Richard Boyer, President; Joan Boyer, Becca Kienel, Treasurer; Betsy Brown, Mayor Tommy Allegood, Yvonne Leander, Secretary; Kurt Johnson
On November 23, Kelly Wentworth of the Liberty Hill Chapter of the DAR presented SAHF Treasurer Becca Kienel with a check representing Abbie Parks'
contribution of her honorarium for presenting a program on Acworth Beach. The DAR and Abbie have been gracious supporters of our work and we appreciate their generosity.
(L-R) Mayor Tommy Allegood, Paige Medina (former member), Yvonne Leander - Secretary, Clemens Bak (Owner, Red Onion Press), Lynne Brown (former member), Leman ‘Moose’ McCray, Becca Kienel -Treasurer, Betsy Brown, Mack Turner - Vice President. Kurt Johnson. (Not Pictured - Richard Boyer - President and Joan Boyer).
The Mayor and Alderman along with the Save Acworth History Foundation unveiled the Depot Freight Scale at City Hall. The Freight Scale was saved from being destroyed by Leman ‘Moose’ McCray in 1970 and this year he donated it to the Save Acworth History Foundation. Clemens Bak has restored the Howe Scale that is now a part of the museum at Depot Park.
On October 9, 2020, SAHF President Mack Turner and Board Members Kurt Johnson, Yvonne Leander, and Becca Kienel served lunch to the Acworth Police Department. Thank you for the hard work you do!
SAHF Board Members at the ground breaking ceremony