Foundation Overview

The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm is an outdoor agricultural museum that functions as an educational and interpretative facility in northeast Georgia. The farm is unique for its collection of intact historic buildings that exist in their original location and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Shields-Ethridge Heritage Farm Foundation, Inc. was created in 1994 as a non-profit organization established to preserve the existing buildings on the 152 acres.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors is represented by members of the Ethridge family and others with interest in historic preservation.

Board members include:

Susan Chaisson, President
Tina Harris, Secretary
Darrell Chaisson, Jr. Treasurer
Burke Walker
Smith Wilson
John Waters
Ann E. Lacey
Gene England

The Farm is unique for its collection of intact historic buildings that exist in their original location.

Mission Statement

“To provide and operate an educational and interpretative outdoor museum that uses historic preservation to increase an awareness and understanding of Georgia’s agricultural and natural history.”