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.

Amory Regional Museum

06/13/2019

TOMORROW, Friday, June 14th, the museum will be closing one hour early, at 4 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience!

This will be held at the National Guard Old Armory!
06/04/2019

This will be held at the National Guard Old Armory!

At the "Old Armory" 101 South 9th Street, Amory, MS

Check out this little story about the life of J.C. Levy, who was born in Amory and lived most of his life in Memphis, wo...
05/16/2019
Dial 'N' Smile

Check out this little story about the life of J.C. Levy, who was born in Amory and lived most of his life in Memphis, working at the zoo. He loved to make people laugh, and the great hobby of his life was running Dial'N'Smile, a phone line anyone could call and hear a goofy poem or joke he'd written, as well as animal sounds recorded at the zoo. The most oddball little ideas can have a positive impact on the world!

Our trivia expert solves local mysteries of who, what, when, where, why, and why not.

Today's Monroe Journal has a story about the wonderful fundraising work our sister city Amery, Wisconsin, has been doing...
05/01/2019
Amery 2 Amory

Today's Monroe Journal has a story about the wonderful fundraising work our sister city Amery, Wisconsin, has been doing to benefit both our cities. This year the fundraiser is still going strong and we're excited to announce that Amery2Amory shirts are finally available for purchase in BOTH cities! Proceeds from shirt sales this year will be split between Amery's Historical Society and Amory Regional Museum.

04/20/2019
Magnolia State Archaeological Society

Magnolia State Archaeological Society

HI EVERYONE. FRANK AND I ARE TAKING TABLE RESERVATIONS FOR OUR AMORY, MS. SHOW THAT WILL BE AT THE OLD ARMORY BUILDING ON SATURDAY JUNE 22, 2019 FROM 8 AM UNTIL 3;30 PM. .THIS IS A NEW SHOW FOR US AND WE ARE PLANNING ON A HUGE CROWD. THE TABLES ARE 6 FOOT SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATIONS. WE WILL BE ADVERTISING THIS SHOW FROM NOW UNTIL "SHOW TIME." PLEASE PASS THE WORD TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS. WE WILL HAVE SOME INCREDIBLE COLLECTIONS AT THIS SHOW INCLUDING OUR FRIENDS FROM NORTH MISSISSIPPI, ARKANSAS, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, LOUISIANA, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI. THIS IS A REALLY NICE, REMODELED VENUE AND WE ARE PLANNING ON RESERVING ALL 100 TABLES SO CALL US AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS SHOW. MY NUMBER IS 601-486-6162 AND FRANK'S NUMBER IS 662-562-2462, I AM REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS SHOW WHICH WILL REPLACE OUR TUPELO SHOW AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU. SEE Y'ALL THERE. BILL

Amory Humane Society
04/13/2019

Amory Humane Society

We're getting ready for tomorrow's event at the museum with Paw Art! Rodanthe is one of the many furry artists that will have work available for purchase! See us at the Amory Regional Museum Amory Regional Museum starting at 12 noon!

🐾 Art by our residents
‼️ Information about upcoming events
🖋️ Sign up for newsletters and the reading program
👀 See some of our residents on location!

Join us this evening from 4 to 6 for a presentation by 2019 Hobo King The Dutchman and 1990 Hobo Queen Gypsy Moon! Their...
04/11/2019

Join us this evening from 4 to 6 for a presentation by 2019 Hobo King The Dutchman and 1990 Hobo Queen Gypsy Moon! Their books "Done & Been: Steel Rail Chronicles of American Hobos," "The Legend of Bo Bear the Train Riding Pizzly," and "Hobo-Style Cooking" will all be available for sale and autographs. Take a quick break from the Railroad Festival to come on down and learn a little about the history of the rails in Amory and all across the country. It's the reason for the Festival season, after all!

04/08/2019
Amory Humane Society

Stop by the museum on Saturday the 13th to check out goodies and art from the Humane Society!

We'll be at the Amory Regional Museum during the Railroad Festival on Saturday! We'll have paw art by our adoptable pets, volunteer and reading program sign up, and chances to learn about our shelter as well as some pet goodies! Please share! We'd love to see you come by! Amory Humane Society Amory Regional Museum Amory Regional Museum

We had such a great time with the kids from Hatley Elementary this morning! Come back and see us any time!
03/22/2019

We had such a great time with the kids from Hatley Elementary this morning! Come back and see us any time!

Thank you to our speaker, Sheryl Dilworth, and everyone who turned out for our Black History Month program on Thursday e...
02/23/2019

Thank you to our speaker, Sheryl Dilworth, and everyone who turned out for our Black History Month program on Thursday evening to remember and celebrate the 50th anniversary of school integration in Amory. It was a lovely evening and we're happy that so many folks were willing to brave the rain to come!

With this relatively warm weather, we're seeing spring wildflowers popping up everywhere we look! How well do you know y...
02/14/2019
US Wildflower's Database of Wildflowers for Mississippi

With this relatively warm weather, we're seeing spring wildflowers popping up everywhere we look! How well do you know your Mississippi wildflowers? Can you tell a coreopsis from a coneflower, or a purple deadnettle from a pink woodsorrel? We've just gotten in a free pamphlet from MDOT that will test your naming knowledge of all those blink-and-you'll-miss-'em roadside blooms. Or, if there's a specific flower you want to know the name of, you can use one of our favorite botanical research websites: U.S. Wildflower Database! https://uswildflowers.com/wfquery.php?State=MS

USWildflowers Database State List for Mississippi

Join us on Thursday, February 21, 4-6 p.m., for a reception and celebration of Black History Month. Sheryl Dilworth will...
02/09/2019

Join us on Thursday, February 21, 4-6 p.m., for a reception and celebration of Black History Month. Sheryl Dilworth will be our speaker, and there will be refreshments. This year and next year mark the 50th anniversary of all classes in Amory schools becoming fully integrated, so we encourage anyone with memories of that important time in our town's history to come, mingle, reminisce!

This isn't a solution that Amory's railroad system ever had to employ, thank goodness. It's certainly not -50 degrees ou...
01/31/2019
When it's this cold, Chicago sets its train tracks on fire

This isn't a solution that Amory's railroad system ever had to employ, thank goodness. It's certainly not -50 degrees outside here, but it's still pretty chilly by our reckoning, so keep warm, everyone!

Chicago residents are a hearty bunch. They know how to keep things moving -- even when the weather turns really cold.

Amory Regional Museum's cover photo
01/09/2019

Amory Regional Museum's cover photo

Amory Mississippi
01/08/2019

Amory Mississippi

They are taking appointments for the blood drive. Time slots starting at 12:30, 12:45, 1:30, 1:45, 2:45, 3:00 until 4 then 4:30 and 4:45!!

Amory Regional Museum
12/13/2018

Amory Regional Museum

The gingerbread houses are coming in! The exhibit will be open officially on Tuesday the 11th, but we will be having an Open House the evening of the 13th featuring cookies, cocoa, and a gingerbread playhouse for kids (great photo opportunity!). And stop by our gift shop for a little holiday shopping while you're here! We have insulated Amory tumblers, cookbooks, throw pillows, posters, stocking stuffers, and more!

The gingerbread houses are coming in! The exhibit will be open officially on Tuesday the 11th, but we will be having an ...
12/06/2018

The gingerbread houses are coming in! The exhibit will be open officially on Tuesday the 11th, but we will be having an Open House the evening of the 13th featuring cookies, cocoa, and a gingerbread playhouse for kids (great photo opportunity!). And stop by our gift shop for a little holiday shopping while you're here! We have insulated Amory tumblers, cookbooks, throw pillows, posters, stocking stuffers, and more!

Amory Regional Museum's cover photo
12/05/2018

Amory Regional Museum's cover photo

Amory Mississippi
11/14/2018

Amory Mississippi

Looking for a great #AmoryProud gift for someone who doesn't live in Amory anymore? Visit the Amory Museum for Amory Main Street Christmas Open House!

11/09/2018

A huge shout out and thank you to Amory Main Street Inc. for putting together a fantastic event yesterday! We so enjoyed being part of the Cider Trail! Also thank you to all the lovely people sipping & shopping last evening who stopped by to check out our gift shop for early holiday goodies. We hope to see you all again sometime!

Remember to stop on by this evening for cider, cookies and shopping! Our gift shop is stocked with all kinds of local go...
11/08/2018

Remember to stop on by this evening for cider, cookies and shopping! Our gift shop is stocked with all kinds of local goodies - cookbooks, train toys, pillows, tumblers, and more! And just for tonight's Cider Trail, everything in the gift shop is 10% off.

New items in the Gift Shop! Quantity is very limited on these new books, so stop by soon if these strike your fancy!
10/11/2018

New items in the Gift Shop! Quantity is very limited on these new books, so stop by soon if these strike your fancy!

TODAY at 3:30 - open to the public, no invitation needed! Come wish Bo a fond farewell after his ten years of amazing se...
10/11/2018

TODAY at 3:30 - open to the public, no invitation needed! Come wish Bo a fond farewell after his ten years of amazing service to our museum. Let's give him a wonderful sendoff!

Big news! Our Director of 10 years, Bo Miller, is leaving us. His era of leadership has been a wonderful decade for the museum, and he will be greatly missed! Come by on Thursday, October 11th between 3:30 and 5:30 to help us celebrate his time with this great institution!

New item in the gift shop! These 16 oz. Tervis tumblers are insulated and personalized to the town of Amory. Holiday sea...
10/05/2018

New item in the gift shop! These 16 oz. Tervis tumblers are insulated and personalized to the town of Amory. Holiday season is on our doorstep - this could make a great gift! Each tumbler is $20, tax included.

Big news! Our Director of 10 years, Bo Miller, is leaving us. His era of leadership has been a wonderful decade for the ...
10/02/2018

Big news! Our Director of 10 years, Bo Miller, is leaving us. His era of leadership has been a wonderful decade for the museum, and he will be greatly missed! Come by on Thursday, October 11th between 3:30 and 5:30 to help us celebrate his time with this great institution!

Happy Museum Day! I hope folks who live near enough to the participating museums get a chance to take advantage of free ...
09/22/2018
Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day

Happy Museum Day! I hope folks who live near enough to the participating museums get a chance to take advantage of free admission all around the country. But if you're close to home in Amory, just remember that our admission is free year-round, and we'd love to have you!

On September 21, 2019, museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a FREE downloadable Museum Day ticket

AN EXTRA 15% OFF everything in the gift shop for Labor Day Weekend! Now through Wednesday Sept. 5th, everything in the g...
08/30/2018

AN EXTRA 15% OFF everything in the gift shop for Labor Day Weekend! Now through Wednesday Sept. 5th, everything in the gift shop is 35% OFF!

We are thrilled to be hosting the 50th Reunion of the Amory High School Class of '68 Meet & Greet tomorrow, noon to 4 pm...
08/24/2018

We are thrilled to be hosting the 50th Reunion of the Amory High School Class of '68 Meet & Greet tomorrow, noon to 4 pm! There will be light refreshment and snacks, and plenty of friends to reminisce with. The reunion will move to the restaurant Indulge for dinner after the museum closes at 4. We hope to see you here!

Amory Regional Museum
08/11/2018

Amory Regional Museum

Items for sale in Amory Regional Museum's gift shop will be added and updated regularly to this album.

Stop by the Amory Regional Museum Gift Shop for your early holiday shopping this year! We want to clear out some stock t...
08/10/2018

Stop by the Amory Regional Museum Gift Shop for your early holiday shopping this year! We want to clear out some stock to make room for great new stuff. We've got all sorts of posters and prints from local artists, "A Mississippi Palette" cookbook with gorgeous watercolor illustration, books of local history, Amory Panthers shirts, and more! Check out the Gift Shop gallery on our page to see all the items we have, and stop by while supplies last for 25% off EVERYTHING!

08/08/2018
Amory Lifetime Learning

Amory Lifetime Learning is returning to the museum this September with new community classes! Knitting, Crochet, Writing, and Internet Self-Defense (essential social media and computer skills to protect your data and identity) will all be offered. Each class will have four one-hour sessions, each Tuesday evening in September, and classes cost $20 per person, which covers all four sessions. To sign up for a class, call the museum (256-2761) to reserve a spot, or text 640-5640. For more details, see the shared post below!

NEWS AND SEPTEMBER CLASSES! This is long, but please read it all. :)

Okay, the major change is that we're going back to charging $20 per course. That's $5 per session.

The funds will be split in half, with half going as a donation to the museum for their graciously allowing us to use their board room and the other half going back into the program. (So that maybe the instructors can get a little pay, and I can buy some supplies without it coming out of my own pocket. My pocket is not deep. ;) )

The fee will need to be paid on the first night of the session, which is Sept. 4.

With that out of the way, on to the September classes! Please read carefully, especially about how to reserve a space, as space is limited in some of these classes and first-come, first-served.

Here's the basic schedule. Some classes might not be what you think, so be sure to read the descriptions. :)

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Amory Lifetime Learning, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25
4:00 - Knitting, with Mandy McBeth Dowdy (space limited)

5:00 - Crochet, with Linda Lindale (space limited)

6:00 - Internet Self-Defense, with Mallory Johnston (read description)

7:00 - Writing Without Fear, with Judy Crump

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** Knitting and crochet need no explanation. They're terrific instructors, and all I ask is that if you reserve a space in the classes, PLEASE plan on attending. There's always a waiting list.

** Internet Self-Defense is a class I'm really happy to be able to offer. In four sessions, Mallory will talk about understanding the internet (the web, email, and social media) and ways to avoid spam and clickbait on your computer or phone. She'll spend a session specifically on Facebook, advising on security, identity theft, how to recognize hacker "traps" and more. Another session will involve how to maintain your computer to keep it from slowing down and becoming a nuisance. We all have trouble with the internet: I can't recommend this class highly enough. I'll be sitting in on it myself.

** Writing Without Fear will be an overview of ways to write better and become more confident in expressing yourself in writing. I'll include helpful (I hope) tips on memoir writing, creative writing, and opinion/essay/column writing. (There is no grading and no requirement to read anything out loud.)

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HOW TO SIGN UP!
To sign up for a class, please call the museum at 256-2761 and ask for Sarah. If she's not available, please leave your name and class requested with whoever answers the phone.

OR TEXT your name and the class (or classes) you want to take to me at 640-5640. PLEASE include your name. Odds are, most of you aren't in my contact list, so I won't know who's signing up unless you tell me. :)

PLEASE NOTE: You can't reserve space just by telling the instructor. Please call the museum or text me. Thanks.

WHEW! Thanks for hanging in there and reading all this. Think about which classes you want to try, clear the dates, and give us a call or a text!!

Looking forward to this!! Judy

Come out to the Old Armory this Friday night at 7:30 for our screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox! This 2009 stop-motion anima...
07/31/2018

Come out to the Old Armory this Friday night at 7:30 for our screening of Fantastic Mr. Fox! This 2009 stop-motion animated film is based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl (BFG, James & the Giant Peach, and others). It's about an ex-thief, Mr. Fox (George Clooney), who breaks his promise to his wife (Meryl Streep) to never steal again by planning raids on nearby poultry farms. There's drama in the Fox family and heists galore in this goofy, sweet, beautifully animated story. (It was nominated for an Oscar, although it lost out to Up.) Come on down to the Armory this Friday for fresh popcorn and this fun film!

07/17/2018

We are so sorry to announce that the paint party this evening has been cancelled due to illness in the instructor's family. It will be rescheduled for sometime later in the fall. Once again, so sorry!

Come down to the Old Armory tonight at 7:30 for our screening of Moana! Admission is free and there will be $1 concessio...
07/13/2018

Come down to the Old Armory tonight at 7:30 for our screening of Moana! Admission is free and there will be $1 concessions of drinks, candy, and popcorn. There are chairs available, but if you have your own comfy lawn chairs, feel free to bring them. Singing along is encouraged!

One week from today! Please remember to call or email us if you'd like to reserve your spot!
07/10/2018

One week from today! Please remember to call or email us if you'd like to reserve your spot!

The museum will be hosting a paint party on Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30-8:30. The cost is $35 per person, and all supplies are included. Space is limited, so call or email us to reserve your spot! 256-2761, [email protected]

The museum will be hosting a paint party on Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30-8:30. The cost is $35 per person, and all supp...
07/05/2018

The museum will be hosting a paint party on Tuesday, July 17th, from 6:30-8:30. The cost is $35 per person, and all supplies are included. Space is limited, so call or email us to reserve your spot! 256-2761, [email protected]

The museum will be closed tomorrow, July 4th. Happy Independence Day!
07/03/2018

The museum will be closed tomorrow, July 4th. Happy Independence Day!

Come on out to the Old Armory tonight for our screening of Spirited Away, the beautifully animated story of a young girl...
06/22/2018

Come on out to the Old Armory tonight for our screening of Spirited Away, the beautifully animated story of a young girl whose parents are captured by an evil witch, and who must work for the witch at a bath house for gods and spirits in order to win her parents' freedom. Spirited Away won the Oscar for Best Animated Picture in 2003 and has received huge critical acclaim over the years. Don't miss it!

PUBLIC NOTICEThe Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Amory, will on the second Tuesday of June, that being June 1...
06/12/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Amory, will on the second Tuesday of June, that being June 19, 2018, make two (2) appointments to the Amory Museum Board. The first appointment will be for an unexpired term of four (4) months to expire September 2018. The second appointment will be for an expired term of five (5) years to expire September 2023. Board meetings are the first Monday of each month (except July) at 4:00 p.m. at the Amory Regional Museum. The missing of three consecutive meetings will result in removal from the board as stated in Bylaws.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of the Amory Museum, you must write a letter of introduction to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen outlining your experience. Your letter must be received not later than 5:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018. Please indicate on the outside of the envelope ‘Amory Museum Board’. Your letter may be hand delivered to the City Clerk’s Office in City Hall or mailed to the following address:
City Clerk
City of Amory, Mississippi
P. O. Drawer 457
Amory, MS 38821-0457

Address

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

Telephone

(662) 256-2761

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