This multi-use building is a crowning jewel in the designated Civic area of Twin City. Once a little-used pavilion, in 2015 it became the project of Historic Twin City, GA, Inc., partnering with the city, to transform the building into the splendid Welcome Center that is it today. The Welcome Center is a memorial to a beloved Twin City police officer who was killed in the line of duty.
The Center is multi-use. As a Welcome Center, it has it all – restrooms, rocking chairs, brochure racks filled with local and tourist info, comfy furniture, flat screen TV that scrolls images of local and area attractions, and cold lemonade if you’re thirsty. It’s a starting place for self-guided walking tours for folks who want to check out the architecture in our vintage neighborhoods. It’s also where you can find out what else is in the area. The Welcome Center is a place where visitors can rest and feel, well, welcome!
The Welcome Center is also a history center. A glass case, original to an area mercantile, displays railroad spikes; a train handmade by one of our early commissioners, G. Durden, 1932; a crockery jug; a pie safe, and other vintage Twin City artifacts. A selection of reproduction, picture postcards of the area are available for sale. Historic images grace the walls. The doors to the center are original to the People’s Bank of Summit.
The Welcome Center is a gathering place. Historic Twin City, GA, Inc. hosts festivals, music, movies, farmers’ markets on the grounds, and it the location for the city’s Christmas tree, as well as the place where citizens gather for the Christmas Parade awards. The meeting room is perfect for showers, club meetings, and socials; its home to the non-profit HTCGA, Inc.
The Charlie Oglesby Memorial Welcome Center can be rented for showers, receptions, and classes.
Call (478) 763-2696 for more information.