Amory Regional Museum

Amory Regional Museum The official page of the Amory Regional Museum, an archive of local history, photographs, and artifacts.
The City of Amory Regional Museum is dedicated to preserve, curate and archive historical significant regional history, genealogical interest, and provide innovative, educational programming that celebrates the culture and community of Amory, Mississippi and the surrounding area. In 1916, philanthropist E.D. Gilmore constructed the Gilmore Sanitarium, a priceless gift to the people of Amory and Monroe County. The Sanitarium served as a nursing home from 1961 until 1965. The Sanitarium stood vacant until 1974, when in August of that year the Amory Bicentennial Committee, as part of its “Project ’76”, decided a city museum was in order. On July 1, 1975, the Sanitarium was placed on the Mississippi State Registry of Historic Sites. In February, 1976, the Amory Arts Council accepted from the Gilmore Foundation the deed to the Gilmore Sanitarium. The Amory Regional Museum was officially dedicated on June 27, 1976. The Gallery Annex was added to the Museum in 2007 with funding provided by grants from The Mississippi Legislature, The Mississippi Arts Commission, corporate and private donations and the Gilmore Foundation; an organization that has exemplified the kind of civic stewardship that E.D. Gilmore first showed almost 100 years ago.
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Amory Regional Museum

04/09/2020

United Way of Greater Monroe County donated the funds for the Amory Pandemic Response Center to purchase $500 worth of cotton fabric earlier this month, towards our efforts to make cloth masks. We were able to buy 150 yards of fabric, and depending on the pattern used, sizes, seam allowances, & etc., one yard can produce up to 8 masks. So with this fantastic assistance, we've been able to provide 400 cloth masks to the hospital in Amory, along with smaller bundles for clinics, first responders, and long-term residence facilities, and we still have a bit of fabric to work through while we continue making masks. THANK YOU, United Way!
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United Way of Greater Monroe County donated the funds for the Amory Pandemic Response Center to purchase $500 worth of c...
04/09/2020

United Way of Greater Monroe County donated the funds for the Amory Pandemic Response Center to purchase $500 worth of cotton fabric earlier this month, towards our efforts to make cloth masks. We were able to buy 150 yards of fabric, and depending on the pattern used, sizes, seam allowances, & etc., one yard can produce up to 8 masks. So with this fantastic assistance, we've been able to provide 400 cloth masks to the hospital in Amory, along with smaller bundles for clinics, first responders, and long-term residence facilities, and we still have a bit of fabric to work through while we continue making masks. THANK YOU, United Way!

UPDATE 4:30 PM: The online application is disabled due to the high volume of applications. We apologize for the inconvenience.

04/08/2020
Amory Mississippi

Amory Mississippi

Several weeks ago, in preparation for the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Amory began setting up a Pandemic Response Planning Team. This team was organized to coordinate response between city government, churches, civic clubs, and the business community to help ensure a unified response, prevent confusion, and work toward common goals throughout the pandemic.

In mid-March, the City of Amory converted the Amory Regional Museum into the city's Pandemic Response Plan Coordination Center, where a joint team of city employees and citizen volunteers could work together to plan and coordinate our efforts. The City of Amory's Pandemic Response Plan (PRP) includes:

- gathering critical supplies for our medical community and first responders
- working with the Amory Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels to support their continued operations throughout the pandemic
- coordinating volunteers to sew cloth masks
- communicating timely and accurate information to our city's organizations and community leaders
- coordinating community efforts to support our town's healthcare providers
- planning for various contingencies as the pandemic unfolds

The PRP Coordination Center will continue to operate for the duration of pandemic, to serve our community and help the City of Amory support both its citizens as well as lending aid and support to our neighbors in surrounding communities out in the County.

If you would like to volunteer with the PRP Coordination Team, or have supplies to donate, please contact our PRP Coordinator, Wayne Knox, at 662-256-2761 or e-mail the PRP Coordination Center at [email protected].

We're all in this together.

We're still chugging along with mask-making - contact us (256-2761 or prp@cityofamory.com) if your office, clinic, essen...
04/08/2020

We're still chugging along with mask-making - contact us (256-2761 or [email protected]) if your office, clinic, essential business, or aid organization needs some! Our aim is to get the front line covered first, but to continue making masks into the foreseeable future to help keep all our citizens safe. ❤️

Shout out to Amory Pandemic Response Center for donating cloth masks made by volunteers for our staff to use in approved areas and in the community to help preserve medical masks.

Amory Pandemic Response Center has additional masks for the public. They are also seeking volunteers to sew masks. Contact Wayne Knox at the Amory Regional Museum at (662) 256-2761 for more information.

04/03/2020

4-3-20: The Amory Pandemic Response Center is NOT giving away cloth face masks to the general public. Our volunteers are making cloth face masks for HOSPITAL WORKERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, and EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ONLY.

Please DO NOT come to the museum's doors to get masks. We are delivering completed masks to the locations that need them. Even if you are a hospital worker, first responder, or emergency personnel, DO NOT come to the museum for masks. If your workplace has received some from us, you will get them at that workplace.

Please help us help our medical workers by staying home, and donating the cloth masks and material so that we can provide them to medical workers, first responders, and other essential personnel.

Be well, stay safe, and PLEASE STAY HOME.

Regards,
Amory's Pandemic Response Plan Coordination Team

04/01/2020

We are doubling down on making masks, folks! Right now, we need more fabric - our volunteers are flying through what we've got on hand.

Also, remember: there will be a blood drive tomorrow in front of Frisco Park. Don't all turn out and form a large crowd - that defeats the whole point of social distancing! - but if you are able to donate blood, definitely call 877-25-VITAL to make an appointment.

United Way of Greater Monroe County, MS
04/01/2020

United Way of Greater Monroe County, MS

As part of the United Way of Northeast Mississippi, Monroe County continues to benefit from having United Way at work in our community during these challenging times.

Last week local agencies including Amory Food Pantry, Aberdeen Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry, Nettleton FAITH Food Pantry, First Friends Respite Center, Amory, MS and Amory Meals on Wheels each received a $10,000 grant as part of our 2020 allocation process.

Additionally, Amory Meals on Wheels has also received support from our United Way/CREATE COVID-19 Fund to help local agencies address the needs of meal delivery.

Starting today, the United Way/CREATE Foundation COVID Support Fund is now accepting applications for assistance from families who have been impacted by this public health crisis.

Because of you, Monroe County, we are stronger together. Thank you for your continued partnership.

Find information about services in our area at https://www.unitedwaynems.org/

From Vitalant:"Dear Donor,The fear of coronavirus is severely impacting the US blood supply as Vitalant struggles to mai...
03/31/2020
Blood drive being held in Amory

From Vitalant:
"Dear Donor,

The fear of coronavirus is severely impacting the US blood supply as Vitalant struggles to maintain stable inventories and avoid critical blood shortage. If you are healthy, have no fever, and have not traveled to any high risk areas, we strongly encourage you to continue to donate blood. Blood drives are essential health care activities. Not having enough blood to meet basic patient needs will cause another public health crisis.

Join us at the following location to ensure ample blood supply is ready to serve area patients when it is needed:
Amory Community Drive
Thursday, April 2nd
11 am - 4 pm
Bloodmobile at Frisco Park on Main Street

Donating blood is safe. The coronavirus does not pose any known risk to blood donors during the donation process. If you are not feeling well, please do not donate; Vitalant does NOT test for COVID-19.

Click the link below or call 877-25-VITAL to make an appointment.
Thank you!"

AMORY - A blood drive will be held at Frisco Park April 2 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. through Vitalant. To make an appointment, call 256-5721 ext. 8 or

We are still in need of cleaning supplies to distribute to our first responders and medical workers! Clorox, Lysol, any ...
03/31/2020
Expert at helm of Amory's pandemic response plan

We are still in need of cleaning supplies to distribute to our first responders and medical workers! Clorox, Lysol, any bleach product are still by far the greatest need. The Food Pantry had a successful morning today, in part thanks to all the boxes donated by the community! We are still taking boxes for next week's food distribution. To the home mask-makers, card-writers, wellness check-in callers, distance teachers, teddy bear-decorators, and literally everyone else who has stepped up to help out in these rough times by staying home and flattening the curve - we cannot thank you enough. THANK YOU!

AMORY, Miss. (WCBI) – The director of a museum in one Northeast Mississippi town is leading efforts to respond to the community’s needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Before becoming director of the Amory Regional Museum, Wayne Knox served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he helped develop ...

03/28/2020
Amory Main Street Inc.

Amory Main Street Inc.

A word from our Mayor, ways you can help your community, and how to safely support small businesses #amoryproud #amorystrong #stopthespread #socialdistancing #safelysupportsmall

03/26/2020

Our first responders and medical personnel are BADLY in need of cleaning supplies. PLEASE, please donate disinfectant cleaning chemicals, in the form of wipes, sprays, or bottled liquids. Any donations should be brought to the museum for distribution.

03/26/2020
03/25/2020

Home from school or work and want to help with the Pandemic Response Plan here in Monroe County? Here are a few things you can do:

1) We need volunteers to call and check on people who are in isolation (the elderly and other high risk individuals). This is something you can do from the safety of your own home.

2) We need volunteers who can run and pick up/deliver groceries and supplies to people in the high risk category, so they don't have to risk getting out and catching the virus.

3) We've converted our museum into a Pandemic Response Plan (PRP) Coordination Center. We need volunteers here in a number of capacities, from working the front desk & phone lines to helping us collect and sort supplies and deliver them to our medical workers and first responders.

4) Can you sew? We're getting together a small army of volunteers to sew face masks. These masks will go to our community's medical workers, first responders, pharmacies, and volunteers working in key areas (such as the Food Pantry). This is another great opportunity to help, while staying safe and healthy in your own home.

5) Can't sew or don't have time? You can still help. We need all-cotton fabric. You can get this from a number of places, including WalMart's fabric section here in Amory (who have been kind enough to donate some fabric already!) as well as from Hobby Lobby and JoAnne's in Tupelo.

The pattern of the material doesn't matter—although plain colors generally get you the most yards of fabric for your price. Just remember: all-cotton is what is best (and also cheapest!)

Additionally, Walmart sells the leftover fabric pieces in their craft section—these are called "fat quarters" and they're the remaining fabric that after most of the bolt is used up. They're pre-packaged, they range from $0.97 to $1.47, and they also come in a lot of fun patterns. What's more, they're quick and easy to grab without having to wait for someone to measure the fabric for you.

Any fabric you have can be donated at the Amory Regional Museum, between 10am and 4pm, Monday through Saturday.

6) If you do have time to help with masks, but can't sew, you can still help with cutting out the patterns. Get in touch with us if you have free time and a pair of scissors, and we can put you to work cutting out fabric for the masks. Remember: every hour you spend cutting out patterns frees up those who can sew, so that they can spend that time stitching them together.

7) Do you or your business have extra disinfectants or disinfectant wipes? Our medical workers and first responders badly need them. Help us keep THEM safe so they can, in turn, keep our loved ones safe.

Supplies can be dropped off at the Museum, and we will deliver them to our medical workers and first responders.

8) Do you or your business use N95 masks? Our hospital and first responders need them urgently. Please consider donating some of your masks. You can donate them directly to the hospital, or if you prefer, you can bring them by the museum and we will distribute them to our community's medical workers and first responders.

A big thank you to the businesses that have already donated masks!

9) Our Amory Food Pantry has done a terrific job at adapting to the current situation, and they are doing great work at keeping their workers safe through social distancing while keeping needy members of our community fed.

Here's how you can help the Food Pantry: They need boxes. Badly. In terms of size, think roughly the size of one of those boxes printer paper comes in, or "roughly the size of a microwave."

They also need plastic grocery bags.

If you have boxes and bags, drop them by our museum, and we'll get them to the good folks at the Food Pantry.

10) Are you a retired medical worker? A dentist? A dental hygienist? A veterinarian? There are some specific ways that you can be of help. For more information, e-mail us at [email protected], or call our front desk and ask to speak with our director.

11) Lastly, you can help us get the word out. If you're unable to help directly right now, please share this information.

We're all in this together—not just within city limits, but the wider community as well: Smithville, Hatley, Becker, Bigbee, Wren, Splunge, Athens, Greenwood Springs. Amory's community is more than just the buildings and streets that lay within the city's borders. Its all the people who work here, shop here, eat here, and visit our clinics and hospital. If we all work together, we can all get through this together.

Again, Pandemic Response Plan (PRP) Coordination Center is located at the Amory Regional Museum, and we have volunteers staffing the phones and collecting donated supplies from 10-4, Mon-Sat. Just knock on the door!

Front Desk: 662-256-2761

[email protected]

#AmoryEndures

03/24/2020

3-24 call for donations: The Amory Food Pantry is running out of cardboard boxes, which they use to make no-contact hand-offs. If you have any cardboard boxes around the size of a small moving box, a printer paper box, or a largish Amazon box, please drop them off at the Museum so we can get them to the Food Pantry in an organized way!

Slightly edited to clarify one sentence (that homemade masks are not as effective as medical masks but better than nothi...
03/24/2020

Slightly edited to clarify one sentence (that homemade masks are not as effective as medical masks but better than nothing). All Amory clinics, nursing homes, and the hospital are accepting homemade masks at this time. Spread this around!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!
03/23/2020

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

03/23/2020

If you have cleaning supplies, homemade face masks, or any other goods that you want to donate to the hospital, clinics, or any other first responder or humanitarian aid organization, the City of Amory asks you to please DROP OFF those goods at the Amory Regional Museum.

The hospital and first responders do not want the general public to come into their lobby areas too much. The museum is acting as an airlock and distribution center to keep everyone as safe as possible!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!
03/21/2020

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

03/21/2020

And this page from JoAnn Fabrics contains alternate mask patterns and instructions: https://www.joann.com/make-to-give-response/

Elastic around the ears or long ties that go all the way around the head will both do. The curved pattern or the pleated pattern will both do - make whichever you prefer. Use 100% cotton fabric, any pattern you like.

I will share patterns here in a moment. I will also be printing some patterns here at the museum that we can provide to ...
03/21/2020

I will share patterns here in a moment. I will also be printing some patterns here at the museum that we can provide to anyone who needs or wants them, should you not have access to a printer at home. To be clear, homemade face masks are not a replacement for medical-grade Personal Protective Equipment. However, as shortages of medical-grade PPE arise, having any protective option on hand is preferable to having none.

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!
03/20/2020

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

If you or anyone you live with is currently sick or immune-compromised, we recommend volunteering from home by making we...
03/20/2020

If you or anyone you live with is currently sick or immune-compromised, we recommend volunteering from home by making wellness check-in phone calls. If you are not currently sick or compromised, we are in need of folks who can make no-contact store pickups and deliveries to the homes of vulnerable people. Let's lift each other up and get through this together!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!
03/19/2020

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

Welcome to Amory Regional Museum's virtual tour of our 2020 Quilt Show!

Amory Food Pantry
03/19/2020

Amory Food Pantry

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03/17/2020

3-17 MORNING UPDATE: The museum is officially closed to the public for now. We will not be offering tours or allowing anyone to browse the collection for the next two weeks. We are going to be the staging area for pandemic response coordination by the city, so our doors will be open to those folks who are working to keep Amory safe and running smoothly. We are so sorry for this inconvenience, but we also dearly hope that everyone is safe and healthy during this stressful time. Much love to all citizens of Monroe County from those of us here at the museum! ❤️

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801 Third Street S
Amory, MS
38821

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

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The City of Amory Regional Museum is dedicated to preserve, curate and archive historical significant regional history, genealogical interest, and provide innovative, educational programming that celebrates the culture and community of Amory, Mississippi and the surrounding area.

History

In 1916, philanthropist E.D. Gilmore constructed the Gilmore Sanitarium, a priceless gift to the people of Amory and Monroe County. The Sanitarium served as a nursing home from 1961 until 1965.

The Sanitarium stood vacant until 1974, when in August of that year the Amory Bicentennial Committee, as part of its “Project ’76”, decided a city museum was in order. On July 1, 1975, the Sanitarium was placed on the Mississippi State Registry of Historic Sites. In February, 1976, the Amory Arts Council accepted from the Gilmore Foundation the deed to the Gilmore Sanitarium.

The Amory Regional Museum was officially dedicated on June 27, 1976.

The Gallery Annex was added to the Museum in 2007 with funding provided by grants from The Mississippi Legislature, The Mississippi Arts Commission, corporate and private donations and the Gilmore Foundation; an organization that has exemplified the kind of civic stewardship that E.D. Gilmore first showed almost 100 years ago.

visit www.cityofamoryms.com or www.visitamory.com for more information!

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