Sunday, April 10, 2011

Crittenden County Historical Museum Open Now

Crittenden County has a real treasure in its Historical Museum at 124 E. Bellville Street in downtown Marion. It is housed in the former First Presbyterian Church, which was built in 1881 and features the original pulpit, balcony and hardwood floors. The museum is open Wednesday - Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm April - October. Plan to spend some time as there is much to see. If you plan to visit Crittenden County to do genealogical research this spring or summer, do not miss the museum. It is a great place to learn how our ancestors lived.

Display of antique footwear

Displays range from antique quilts, military uniforms, many photos of early Crittenden County residents, old Bibles, antique clothing and even an old telephone switchboard. Each Crittenden County community has its own display. My favorite item in the whole museum was the old lock and key from the first Crittenden County courthouse.

Crazy quilt from 1898

For more information on the Crittenden County Historical Museum, visit their  website


GStaples said...

It's amazing to me all the wonderful topics and posts you are sharing with us, to keep us going on our genealogy. A big thank you for all your hard work!

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CG said...

Thank you very much. I love the history and genealogy of Western Kentucky and never tire of talking about them.