Welcome to the website for The Leon & Rachel Gathany Museum of Natural History, housed in the Environmental Education Center of Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa  Falls GA.

Gathany Museum

Who should visit the Museum?

  • Do you have a love for science and history?
  • Do you marvel at the wonders of God’s creation?
  • Are you curious about animals and the unique behavior of species?
  • Are you a collector (AKA pack rat) and enjoy seeing what other folks have been collecting?
  • Do you ever wonder if those mounted animals will break out in song and dance at night (sort of like “Night at the Museum“)? Just kidding!

Make plans to visit the Museum by checking out our contact page. Also, be sure to check back to get updated information about events and happenings.

The Gathany Museum is a wonderful place to learn about and experience nature through our extensive displays of mounted mammals, birds, prehistoric fossils and more, located on the Toccoa Falls campus in Toccoa, GA

The  Museum building is a rustic log cabin type structure that houses Leon & Rachel Gathany’s collections. It is a center for outdoor & environmental education.

Leon (About Leon Gathany) was a Georgia Naturalist and Toccoa Falls Academy teacher and administrator. He and his wife, Rachel (About Rachel Gathany), are both Toccoa Falls College alumni.

Note: The Gathany Museum is currently open by appointment. To schedule a tour click here on our –> Visit/Contact Us link.

2 thoughts on “About”

  1. I am deeply sadened to hear of the passing of my dear long time friend, Leon. He was a unique and special person filled with knowledge to share. Many items in the museum are from my family collection and found a happy home to be shared through the years to come. My dear Leon, I will miss you as will many others who knew you and were honored to share time in your presence. Rest in peace …..

    1. Thank you Barbara. We have all been deeply touched by the outpouring of sympathy and support upon Leon’s passing.

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