Albertville Museum

Albertville Museum Albertville, Alabama's local museum.
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The Albertville Museum Foundation serves to preserve and protect the history of the City of Albertville through the collection and display of artifacts and memorabilia related to the educational, commercial, agricultural, industrial, social and governmental facets of the City in an effort to educate residents and visitors so that we might learn from our past accomplishments and challenges while instilling a sense of civic pride among our citizens.

Thanks for stopping by the Albertville Museum Marshall!!
12/07/2023

Thanks for stopping by the Albertville Museum Marshall!!

Marshall here! 🧑‍🎄🙋 Can you guess where I got to visit today?

It's the Albertville Museum! And this place is fantastic! You can learn all about the Albertville area from when it was founded and how it continues to succeed today. During the holiday season, kiddos can stop by and write their letters to Santa and drop it off in their special mailbox. And the big man himself will be in Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. until noon! 🎅 They will even have a Gingerbread House contest this weekend too, so make sure you make plans to stop by!

Don't forget, tomorrow is the day to drop off your Gingerbread House!!  Anytime between 10:00-6:30!!   We can not wait t...
12/07/2023

Don't forget, tomorrow is the day to drop off your Gingerbread House!! Anytime between 10:00-6:30!! We can not wait to see the designs this year. Remember the only rule is all the decorations have to be edible but you are more than welcome to use a store bought kit!

It's that time of year again!!! Put on your aprons, turn on the Christmas music and get ready to make an award winning Gingerbread House!! The Albertville Museum is having a Gingerbread House Contest again. The drop off date is Friday, December 8th anytime from 10:00am-6:30pm. The Museum will be open Saturday, December 9th from 10:00-12:00 with the Gingerbread houses on display and the winners will be announced at 11:30.

Age Groups:
12 and Under
13-19 years old
20 and up

$50 for First Place and $25 for Second Place in each age group!
*All decorations must be edible.

Who all remembers Dr. Christian and the Sand Mountain Infirmary in Albertville?  Dr. Christian's family recently donated...
12/06/2023

Who all remembers Dr. Christian and the Sand Mountain Infirmary in Albertville? Dr. Christian's family recently donated his microscope that he used at the Infirmary. The Infirmary was originally opened in 1927 by Dr. B.C. Scarbrough and Dr. Christian worked there in the 50's and 60's.

In the picture below, taken out of the 1935 Albertville Herald Newspaper, you can see the nurse's home that was added to the hospital. The Sand Mountain Infirmary was located on South Broad Street (Across the street from the Albertville Police Station). We are so thankful to get donations in like this and have a place to preserve them for all to see.

Look at this 1971 Albertville National Bank Christmas coloring book! 🎅🏼🎄
12/05/2023

Look at this 1971 Albertville National Bank Christmas coloring book! 🎅🏼🎄

We will be open special hours this week!  If you don't usually have time to make it during our normal business hours we ...
12/04/2023

We will be open special hours this week! If you don't usually have time to make it during our normal business hours we will be open Friday night until 6:30 and Saturday morning from 10:00 - 12:00! We also will have our Letters to Santa out all month (The Sand Mountain Reporter will be putting these in the Newspaper on December 20th if you have already turned one in, and there is still time!) Bring your kids by to write their letter and drop it in our special mail box!

Santa will also be here on Saturday December 9th from 10:00-12:00 and you can see our Gingerbread houses on display!

In one week the Albertville Museum will be smelling like gingerbread, cinnamon and all things sweet!!  We cannot wait!  ...
12/01/2023

In one week the Albertville Museum will be smelling like gingerbread, cinnamon and all things sweet!! We cannot wait! All the details you need to know below!

Even if you don't submit a gingerbread house this year, make plans to stop by to see the houses anytime on Saturday from 10:00-12:00. The AHS Culinary classes will be bringing their houses this year again and they always do an amazing job! 🎅🏼AND Santa will be here!!

Also, a HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors!!

We are just one week away from our Annual Gingerbread House Contest!! Here are a few  pictures from 2018 when Emily Adam...
12/01/2023

We are just one week away from our Annual Gingerbread House Contest!! Here are a few pictures from 2018 when Emily Adams won 1st place in her age group. She designed her Gingerbread House after her Grandfather Henry Cribbs Business, Cribbs Tire. The business was celebrating 70 years of service. Cribbs Tire was located at 409 E Main Street in Albertville.

This year you can drop off your Gingerbread House anytime on Friday December 8th from 10:00-6:30. The Gingerbread Houses will be out on display Saturday Morning December 9th from 10:00-12:00. Awards at 11:30! $50 cash prize for 1st place and $25 for 2nd place for each age groups! (Age groups 12 and under, 13-19, 20 and up)

🎅🏼Santa will be here Saturday morning from 10:00-12:00!!

Then and Now.  1948 - 2023.  This building of the Albertville Herald was erected in 1948 but the story started before th...
11/30/2023

Then and Now. 1948 - 2023.

This building of the Albertville Herald was erected in 1948 but the story started before then. In 1897 The Sand Mountain Banner was established and consolidated with the Albertville Herald. The original Albertville Herald paper was written on January 18, 1934 and published by J.J. Benford. Mr. Benford turned the paper over to Percy Hamilton and Ed Richburg from October 1956 - January 1957.

In April 1957 the paper was owned by Jack Thompson, Frank Reed and James W. Thompson until 1962 when Jack Thompson became the sole owner. According to Newspapers .com the last paper from The Albertville Herald we could find was in 1964 but we believe it was in print for several years after this.

We still have several of these McCord Ornaments for sale this year for $10.00.  They have the McCord Oak Wood shavings i...
11/30/2023

We still have several of these McCord Ornaments for sale this year for $10.00. They have the McCord Oak Wood shavings in them.

When the McCord Oak Tree had to be taken down, Mr. Richard Cole took a large branch to the saw mill and had it made into planks. It sat in his barn all these years until last year after his passing and his family donated the wood and had a lovely display case made out of the wood. While the case was being made the woodworker saved the wood shavings for us and that is what is inside the ornaments. We love that we can share pieces of the McCord Oak with all of you!

We are open today and tomorrow 10:00-4:00!

Remember Saratoga Victory Mills?  Christmas at Saratoga Victory Mills in the late1940's.  These pictures came from Charl...
11/29/2023

Remember Saratoga Victory Mills? Christmas at Saratoga Victory Mills in the late1940's. These pictures came from Charlie Canady. One picture is of Charlie and his older brother (in the front) going through the line to get their gifts.

🏀 I'm sure many of you remember playing or watching the Aggies play in the AHS Coliseum or what was once called the Mars...
11/28/2023

🏀 I'm sure many of you remember playing or watching the Aggies play in the AHS Coliseum or what was once called the Marshall County Coliseum. Here are a few throw back pictures from the 1970 yearbook. Good Luck tonight Aggies!❤️🖤

Guess What???  Santa's Back at the Albertville Museum on December 9th!!The Gingerbread Houses will be out on display fro...
11/25/2023

Guess What??? Santa's Back at the Albertville Museum on December 9th!!

The Gingerbread Houses will be out on display from 10:00-12:00 and we will announce the winners at 11:30. It's not too late to join in on the Gingerbread House competition.

*The only rule is that the whole house must be edible!
*Drop off on December 8th anytime between 10:00-6:30
*Awards December 9th at 11:30 (You do not have to be present to win)

The Albertville Museum would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!!  We are so very Thankful for Y...
11/23/2023

The Albertville Museum would like to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!! We are so very Thankful for YOU!!! Enjoy your time today with your loved ones.

Here is a little back story of Albertville's very own Gingerbread House!  Check out our post from yesterday to see how y...
11/22/2023

Here is a little back story of Albertville's very own Gingerbread House!
Check out our post from yesterday to see how you can enter our Gingerbread house contest this December!!

With our announcement yesterday of our Gingerbread House Contest we wanted to tell the story and show you a picture of Albertville's very own Gingerbread House.

Mr. W.W. Currey moved his family to Albertville in the 1890's. Mr. Currey built a house at the southwest corner of McCord Avenue and Marshall Street. (Close to where the McCord Football Stadium concession stand is now) It was a magnificent two-story house with a porch across the front and down one side. It was ornamented with a great amount of beautiful gingerbread work. The house derived its name from the ornate gingerbread trim. As long as it was standing, the house was known as "The Gingerbread House.'

In 1925 the house was sold to Mr. Bob Amos, Albertville's first Police Chief. The Dan Childress family owned the house from the 1940's until it was taken down by urban renewal in the 1970's.

It's that time of year again!!!  Put on your aprons, turn on the Christmas music and get ready to make an award winning ...
11/21/2023

It's that time of year again!!! Put on your aprons, turn on the Christmas music and get ready to make an award winning Gingerbread House!! The Albertville Museum is having a Gingerbread House Contest again. The drop off date is Friday, December 8th anytime from 10:00am-6:30pm. The Museum will be open Saturday, December 9th from 10:00-12:00 with the Gingerbread houses on display and the winners will be announced at 11:30.

Age Groups:
12 and Under
13-19 years old
20 and up

$50 for First Place and $25 for Second Place in each age group!
*All decorations must be edible.

🦃 It's Thanksgiving Week and the Albertville Museum wants you to know that We are Thankful for YOU!!  So many of you sto...
11/20/2023

🦃 It's Thanksgiving Week and the Albertville Museum wants you to know that We are Thankful for YOU!! So many of you stopped by this weekend with your kids to write their letters to Santa and we loved seeing their smiling faces! If you missed out, Don't worry! We will have our letter writing station up through December. Come anytime during normal business hours and we will have a few special weekend hours we will be announcing soon.

Our Hours this week:
Tuesday: 9:00-3:00
Wednesday: 9:00-3:00
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed

We hope you all enjoy this Thanksgiving Week with your friends and family!

🎅🏼 We are ready for you all this weekend to bring your kids in to write their letter to Santa and pick up a few local Al...
11/17/2023

🎅🏼 We are ready for you all this weekend to bring your kids in to write their letter to Santa and pick up a few local Albertville gifts! We will be open today from now until 4:00, tonight 5:00-8:00 and tomorrow from 9:00-2:00. Cash, Check or Venmo ONLY!

🎁We love it when you guys support the Albertville Museum and we love to support local also! BAP Agency, LLC helped us with our coffee Mugs, Austin Screen Printing created our T-shirts, signs and More printed or stickers, GramLife, LLC made our Ornaments and Custom Knives JMC hand made the Mccord Oak handle for the Knives. We also have books from local authors. When you shop at the Albertville Museum you really are supporting local. ❤️ Come see us!!

🎅🏼 Don’t forget to make plans to join us ether this Friday, November 17th (5:00-8:00) or Saturday November 18th (9:00-2:...
11/14/2023

🎅🏼 Don’t forget to make plans to join us ether this Friday, November 17th (5:00-8:00) or Saturday November 18th (9:00-2:00) to write your letters to Santa!! 📫

It’s always FREE to come into the Albertville Museum but from now until Thanksgiving we would love it if you brought a c...
11/14/2023

It’s always FREE to come into the Albertville Museum but from now until Thanksgiving we would love it if you brought a canned food item with you when stop by! Just drop it in this box for the Albertville High School SGA Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive!

❤️🇺🇸💙The Albertville Museum is Closed today in observance of Veterans day.  🪖Here are two of our Albertville Veterans wh...
11/10/2023

❤️🇺🇸💙The Albertville Museum is Closed today in observance of Veterans day.

🪖Here are two of our Albertville Veterans who we are thankful for today and always. These two men are brothers Eugene and Etsell Cochran from Albertville. Mrs. Charlette Smith came to visit the museum this past week to let us copy these pictures of her dad Eugene and her uncle Etsell. She let us put her uncle Etsell's Navy uniform on display and told us stories she heard of him fighting on D-Day and losing his hearing in one ear on that day. We are so thankful for the sacrifices they made for our country as well as all of our Veterans.

🇺🇸❤️Thank you everyone that came out today to our Veterans Meet and Greet and especially Veteran Tom Travis. We are so t...
11/09/2023

🇺🇸❤️Thank you everyone that came out today to our Veterans Meet and Greet and especially Veteran Tom Travis. We are so thankful for your service and willingness to have your jeep on display at the Albertville Museum today.

The Albertville Museum will be closed tomorrow, Friday, November 10th in observance of Veterans Day.

🇺🇸We hope you can join us at the Albertville Museum tomorrow, November 9th, for our Veterans Meet and Greet from 1:00-3:...
11/08/2023

🇺🇸We hope you can join us at the Albertville Museum tomorrow, November 9th, for our Veterans Meet and Greet from 1:00-3:00.

🪖Veteran Tom Travis will be here with his 1942 GPW Jeep. We will also have lite refreshments and a new American flag scavenger hunt for the kids.

🎖️Pictured below is Charles Roden WWII Veteran.

Who remembers Big Dutchman? Thanks Jeff Beaver for all the donations recently. We can’t wait to get this sign on the wal...
11/07/2023

Who remembers Big Dutchman? Thanks Jeff Beaver for all the donations recently. We can’t wait to get this sign on the wall.

🇺🇸Join us this Thursday, November 9th for a Veterans Meet and Greet at the Albertville Museum anytime from 1:00-3:00.  V...
11/06/2023

🇺🇸Join us this Thursday, November 9th for a Veterans Meet and Greet at the Albertville Museum anytime from 1:00-3:00. Veteran Tom Travis will be here dressed in uniform with his 1942 GPW Ford Jeep on display right outside the museum. 🪖🎖️We will also have refreshments.
The City of Albertville, AL
Albertville Chamber

11/03/2023

Tonight's the night! The Albertville vs Guntersville Football Game. The longest continuous rivalry in Alabama High School Football history. This video below is a clip from the 1950's Albertville vs Guntersville game.

Check out those old Albertville Home Bakery Ads!  Do you know one way you can tell the Ads are old? Look at the 3 digit ...
11/03/2023

Check out those old Albertville Home Bakery Ads! Do you know one way you can tell the Ads are old? Look at the 3 digit telephone number! Next year Albertville Home Bakery will be celebrating 75 years of business in Albertville!

🏈Who all is going to the Albertville VS Guntersville Football game tomorrow Night? Did you know it is the longest contin...
11/02/2023

🏈Who all is going to the Albertville VS Guntersville Football game tomorrow Night? Did you know it is the longest continuous rivalry in Alabama High School Football and one of the longes high school football rivalries in the nation? This ornament was made in 2014 designed by Dylan Mann for the 100th game. 🏟️ Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center

🎅🏼We are excited to partner with the Albertville Chamber again this year during the Albertville Christmas Open House!  B...
11/02/2023

🎅🏼We are excited to partner with the Albertville Chamber again this year during the Albertville Christmas Open House! Bring your kids by to write their letter to Santa and drop it in the mail box! 📬

🎅🏼We will be open November 17th from 5:00-8:00 and November 18th from 9:00-2:00.

🎅🏼We will also have a special Christmas Scavenger Hunt.

Did you know??  The White Brothers MFG Company opened in 1931 and was located on McDonald Ave between Main St and Marsha...
11/01/2023

Did you know?? The White Brothers MFG Company opened in 1931 and was located on McDonald Ave between Main St and Marshall St. Mr. E.O. White was the owner and patented and designed the Bored Well Bucket and in 1934 made $20,000 in whole sale. The article below was written in the Albertville Herald on August 27th 1936.

In an article on June 1st, 1893 it states that there were only 2 bored wells in Albertville at that time. One located at the Agricultural College (Seventh District Agricultural School, which later turned into A.H.S) and one in J.L. Chambers yard.

‼️🚨New Stickers‼️🚨 New Stickers are in at the Albertville Museum and are only $2.00!  (Designed by Jacob Hollingsworth) ...
11/01/2023

‼️🚨New Stickers‼️🚨

New Stickers are in at the Albertville Museum and are only $2.00! (Designed by Jacob Hollingsworth) We are open today until 3:00, tomorrow and Friday from 10:00-4:00.
The City of Albertville, AL
Albertville City Schools
Albertville City Schools Foundation

10/31/2023

A rare find! An Alabama football Helmet placed on loan today that was signed by John, David, Charley and Herbert Hannah.

We loved having this group at the Albertville Museum today!! Thank you Mrs. Miller for bringing them!
10/28/2023

We loved having this group at the Albertville Museum today!! Thank you Mrs. Miller for bringing them!

We received this signed John Hannah New England Patriots Jersey this week and had to find a place to put it on display. ...
10/26/2023

We received this signed John Hannah New England Patriots Jersey this week and had to find a place to put it on display. Most people from Albertville have heard of Herb Hannah and the Hannah boys. John Hannah graduated from Albertville High school in 1969 and went on to have a very impressive football career. He was considered one of the greatest offensive linemen of all time.

After AHS, John went on to play football at the University of Alabama from 1970-1972 under coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and then joined the New England Patriots in 1973 (and played for 13 seasons). He was featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated on August 3, 1981. He received numerous awards including being inducted into the Marshall County, Alabama, College, Pro-Football Hall of Fame and first ever player to be inducted into the New England Patriots hall of Fame.

We are thankful to call John Hannah one of our own here in Albertville.

‼️We have a New Ornament in Stock‼️If you played under the McCord Oak Tree when you were a kid you are going to want to ...
10/26/2023

‼️We have a New Ornament in Stock‼️

If you played under the McCord Oak Tree when you were a kid you are going to want to make sure you get this ornament on your tree this year! Only $10!

We have also restocked several of our other ornaments! Make sure you add us to your stop when you are Christmas shopping this Holiday Season!

We love getting old antique display cabinets here at the Albertville Museum but it's even better when they have a rich h...
10/24/2023

We love getting old antique display cabinets here at the Albertville Museum but it's even better when they have a rich history of being in stores in downtown Albertville. This display case was used in the 1930's in the Thompson Hardware & Furniture Store, then in the Albertville Harold which turned into Thompson Printing and then to Paul Smith Chevrolet before going back to the Thompson family.

If you look closely at the picture of the inside of Thompson Hardware & Furniture you can see the display case in the bottom left corner. We can't wait to have this case full of Albertville memorabilia soon!

Our Cemetery Stroll was a big hit tonight and the weather was perfect! Thanks to everyone that made it out to our spirit...
10/22/2023

Our Cemetery Stroll was a big hit tonight and the weather was perfect! Thanks to everyone that made it out to our spirit Tours this year. Until Next time!

10/20/2023

We have exciting news for our Spirit Tour for tomorrow! We will only have ONE tour tomorrow and we will be walking to the Old Albertville Cemetery at 6:00. (Pre-Civil War Cemetery)

Danny Maltbie has lots of new stories to tell us on the way to the cemetery and at the cemetery. It's only a 10 minute walk and 1/2 a mile from the Albertville Museum. The whole tour will take about 1.5 to 2 hours. If you can not walk you are welcome to drive and park at the Little Branch Primitive Baptist Church and walk across the street (but please use caution crossing HWY 205).

Bring a flash light if you have one but we will provide a few and wear bright clothing.

The Museum will open at 5:00 and Miss. Louse will have her "Write like a Monster" Quill pens out if anyone wants to take a lesson with Dracula Red, Mummy Brown, and Frankenstein Green Ink.

1939-1940 AHS football Team.  First row, from L to R: John Davis, R.L. Lockridge, James Bledsoe, Dorsett Davis, Tom McLe...
10/19/2023

1939-1940 AHS football Team.

First row, from L to R: John Davis, R.L. Lockridge, James Bledsoe, Dorsett Davis, Tom McLemore, Coach Comer Sims, Robert Masters, Millard Chafin, Bobby Strickland, Jack Amos, Deward Vaughn, Lloyd Heard and Floyd Snyder.

Middle row from L to R: Pace Strickland, Roland McDonald, Donald Clemons, Willie D. Duckett, James Jolley, Arthur Baugh, Shelton Appleton, Robert O. Johnson, Coolidge Isbell, Buford Moore, Leon Green and Coach B.E. McPherson.

Back Row from L to R: Troy Lindsay, Buford Wilks, Ralph (Popeye) Stone, Edris Dendy, W.D. Howard, Willard White, Melvin Gore, Jack Hearn, Roland Rodgers, Wilson Carnes, Bobby Whirley, Harold Gamble, C.K. Williamson, Ulas Cagle, James Casey, John L. Amos and Fred Matthews.

Managers pictured in front from left to right are Edwin Bartee and Wendell Warren.

Address

101 W. Main Street
Albertville, AL
35950

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 3pm
Wednesday 9am - 3pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(256) 878-0605

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