The museum is currently open the second Saturday of every month from 10am - 1pm.  
Also by appointment  by calling (678) 318-1394 to make arrangements.

295 N. Johnston Street, Dallas 30132

Do you think protecting and sharing our history is important?  You can help us maintain the Historic Schoolhouse Museum built in 1860 and the Historic Old Jailhouse built with hand hewn logs by making a tax-deductible donation today!  All donations will go towards the maintenance of those buildings.  Our most immediate need is a new roof for the museum.  We are a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization and solely depend on donations, volunteers, and the sale of our books.  Thank you for your support!

Note:  The Museum Library is in the process of being put back together.  After more than 10 years, we have our loaned research documents as well as our microfilm of old New Era publications back.  The Paulding History Museum, also known as the Schoolhouse Museum, would like your help in continuing to collect historical stories and items of Paulding County as well as photos for our archives.  The museum's mission is to protect and share these items with present and future generations.  

Our Story

The Paulding County Historical Society was formed in June of 1977 and first met at the Paulding County Courthouse, in Dallas.  It was the brainchild of Hon. William A. Foster, Jr., and others, who were concerned with the preservation of the history and heritage of Paulding County.  Through the years the organization has been at the forefront of preservation efforts in our county and has tried to pass on to each generation a sense of the county's past with an appreciation of it's history.  One such effort is preserving Dallas' first official schoolhouse.

The building that now houses the Paulding History Museum was originally the first schoolhouse in Dallas.  The state charted it in 1860 as the Dallas Male and Female Academy.  In the 1890’s the building became a residence and was later acquired by the First United Methodist Church of Dallas.  Recognizing the historical significance of the building the Methodist Church donated it to the Paulding County Historical Society in 1995.  On January 19, 1997, the school was moved to its current location at 295 North Johnston Street.  There, it was restored to it’s near original condition and dedicated as the Paulding County History Museum on June 13, 1999.


     Our Purpose:

  • To form a link with people, history, and heritage. 
  • To discover, collect, and preserve all things related to the history of Paulding County, Georgia and share them with the public.



The Georgia Historical Society has administered Georgia’s statewide marker program since 1998, erecting over 200 historical markers across Georgia on a wide variety of subjects.


Adopt-A-Marker Project

You can help care for the Historic Markers in Paulding County by "adopting" one and reporting any marker damage or missing markers to the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) at (912) 651-2125.  GHS administers Georgia's statewide marker program, erecting historical markers across Georgia.  Link to more information about Georgia Historical Markers - Click Here 

Other suggested tasks, though not required are:  Mowing grass in a 10 to 20 foot area; Removing or trimming vegetation to make sign more visible; Washing with mild soap and water.