The Georgetown Heritage Society’s mission is to preserve and promote interest in Georgetown’s heritage- it’s historic buildings and sites and the people associated with them, as well as the documents, pictures and other records relating to them. By having cooperative relationships with the City of Georgetown, other organizations, and the community, the GHS shares resources, programs and facilities to promote historic preservation and heritage tourism.
Among the Society’s lasting achievements that all Georgetown citizens still enjoy today are organizing the first Christmas Stroll, reviving the old traditional May Fair (now the Red Poppy Festival), starting the Georgetown History and Visitor Information Center (now run by the City) and collecting a substantial repository of historic photographs and documents (now in the custody of the Georgetown Public Library). Today the Georgetown Heritage Society works to fulfill our mission in a variety of ways. The most visible is the annual Holiday Home Tour, featuring five historic homes decorated for the holidays that are open to the public during the second weekend of December.