Sumner County Historical SocietySumner County Historical Society
The Sumner County Historical Society’s organization was prompted in 1975 by the forth coming Bicentennial of our nation’s birth the following year.
It was felt that an umbrella society for the county was needed as a clearing house to handle all the upcoming state wide requests and events.
The organizational meeting was held at the Edward Ward Carmack Library in Gallatin, Tennessee. Walter Thomas Durham was elected president, Janan Flynn Dorris as vice president, Danny Tomlin as secretary and Glenn Hackett as treasurer.
The first annual dinner meeting was held February 12, 1976 at the Gallatin Senior High School.
On July 12, 1986 the society was incorporated for the purpose of collecting and preserving documents, data and other items of historical interest; to disseminate information of historical interest and to promote the study of history in schools and colleges throughout Sumner County.
2017 – 2018 Officers
President – Kenneth Thomson
Vice President – Mark Bastian
Treasurer – Juanita Frazor
Secretary – Bonnie Martin
Board of Directors
2017 – 2018 Shirley Wilson, Jan Shuxteau, Brim Stone, Yancy Parks
2018 – 2019 Jack Masters, Bill Puryear, Jane Wright, Velma Brinkley
2019 – 2020 Vicki Comer, Judith Morgan, Kay Hurt, Jennifer Easton
Book Committee – Velma Brinkley, Bill Puryear, Jane Wright, Jack Masters
Internet Site Coordinator – Mark Bastian
Newsletter Editor – Jan Shuxteau