Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center

Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center The Guntersville Museum is located in the historic Rock Armory. Visit with us to learn the history and culture of our area. Admission is free.
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The museum has taken a city landmark and turned it into the cornerstone of an entire cultural district. The facility was built in 1936 prior to World War II, as a military armory for Company E, 167th Infantry Division. Built under the Works Progress Act (WPA), the building was constructed of local rough limestone. With its distinctive castellated (castle-like) architecture, the Museum sits on a tree-covered hilltop adjacent to Guntersville’s highly rated city Library and overlooking the acclaimed Whole Backstage Community Theatre. Admission is FREE!!

Operating as usual

09/22/2020
Couldn't do it all without these great ladies!  Our docents keep things running on the weekends and we appreciate all th...
09/17/2020

Couldn't do it all without these great ladies! Our docents keep things running on the weekends and we appreciate all that they do!

Did you know we have a gem & mineral room?  Impressive specimens from all over the world.  #naturalscience #history #art...
09/16/2020

Did you know we have a gem & mineral room? Impressive specimens from all over the world. #naturalscience #history #art #nostalgia...We have it all.

09/15/2020
09/09/2020
09/08/2020
08/27/2020
08/20/2020
Guntersville's Cultural District is open and running.  We are here to educate, enrich, and entertain!  #guntersvillepubl...
08/14/2020

Guntersville's Cultural District is open and running. We are here to educate, enrich, and entertain!
#guntersvillepubliclibrary #guntersvillemuseum #wholebackstagetheatre #guntersvillehistoricalsociety

Now available!
08/12/2020

Now available!

08/11/2020
We lost this record-breaker last week.  Mr. Charlie Bertus'  (1942-2020) record still stands after 30 years.  On exhibit...
08/04/2020

We lost this record-breaker last week. Mr. Charlie Bertus' (1942-2020) record still stands after 30 years. On exhibit at the museum.

Christmas in July?  Our gift shop is looking really spiffy.  Check it out when you are here.
07/22/2020

Christmas in July? Our gift shop is looking really spiffy. Check it out when you are here.

Also, FREE Admission & Air Conditioning!
07/17/2020

Also, FREE Admission & Air Conditioning!

07/14/2020
07/01/2020
06/24/2020
Timeline Photos
06/11/2020

Timeline Photos

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 3-5, Part II
06/09/2020

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 3-5, Part II

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 11-12
06/04/2020

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 11-12

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 9-10
06/04/2020

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 9-10

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 6-8
06/04/2020

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 6-8

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 3-5
06/04/2020

ARTS Online Gallery for Grades 3-5

Another exhibit we regret we could not host was the annual ARTS (Artists Responding to Students) youth art exhibition.  ...
06/04/2020

Another exhibit we regret we could not host was the annual ARTS (Artists Responding to Students) youth art exhibition. We will post online galleries by grade. Enjoy...K-2

The museum will open next week!  Our schedule will temporarily be Tuesday - Saturday only.  Tuesday thru Friday 10-4 and...
05/21/2020

The museum will open next week! Our schedule will temporarily be Tuesday - Saturday only. Tuesday thru Friday 10-4 and Saturday 1-4. We hope to resume Sundays in July.

We ask that all visitors wear a mask; practice social distancing; move in one direction only; keep groups together; have a good time, and enjoy the museum.

Our History of Guntersville Churches exhibit is now on display and ready for you to view. See you soon!

This is Alabama
05/15/2020

This is Alabama

The beautiful little town of Guntersville, Alabama ❤️

📸: @alexkiker12, instagram.com/alexkiker12

05/04/2020

It’s National Travel and Tourism Week! Since we can’t travel, here is a tour of one of our permanent galleries and a visitors’ favorite.

The Guntersville art students had an outstanding showing at the annual Congressional District Art Competition.  The muse...
05/01/2020

The Guntersville art students had an outstanding showing at the annual Congressional District Art Competition. The museum was to host this exhibit and ceremony and we are so proud to share with you images from our local talent. Congratulations to all and to the art teacher, Val Jones!

04/30/2020

A peak inside the historic Gilbreath House...

HISTORY
04/25/2020
HISTORY

HISTORY

30 years ago, on #ThisDayinHistory 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was placed in orbit. It’s responsible for the deepest images of the universe ever recorded.

Lake Guntersville State Park-Alabama
04/23/2020

Lake Guntersville State Park-Alabama

How well do you know Lake Guntersville? As the diagram shows, it is one of 9 major impoundments of the ancient Tennessee River. The lake was created in 1939 by TVA's Guntersville Dam, at 94 ft high and 3979 ft long. The lake is 76 miles long, has about 950 miles of shoreline and covers 67 900 acres of surface water. It is the largest lake in Alabama by surface area. Although nearly 70 feet deep at the dam, the average depth is only 15 feet making it the shallowest in the main river chain. All the water in the lake changes over(moves downstream) in only 13 days! This is called a "run of river" reservoir, meaning that not a lot of water is backed up for storage to make hydroelectric power. Before TVA, 2 privately built dams, Widows Bar and Hale's Bar existed at the upper end of the lake, but TVA replaced them with Nickajack Dam in the mid 60s. The lake covers a section of the Cumberland Plateau called the Sequachie Valley, with the Jackson Cty Mountians to the NW and Sand Mt. to the SE. Even before TVA "tamed" this river, this portion was described as a beautiful and serene valley with shorelines covered with canebrakes, waterfowl, mussels, and ancient human habitation. All the tall limestone bluffs we see along the lake today were cut by gigantic river floods in ancient times and nicely frame the beautiful lake we have today.
Mike Ezell- Park Naturalist

Smithsonian Magazine
04/21/2020
Smithsonian Magazine

Smithsonian Magazine

Thanks to a new online project, the world’s history buffs can embark on a guided tour of the nation’s capital from the comfort of their own homes.

04/14/2020

Enjoy the video and when we are open again, please visit with us in person!

Address

1215 Rayburn Ave
Guntersville, AL
35976

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(256) 571-7597

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