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 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 tr

ee-covered hilltop adjacent to Guntersville’s highly rated city Library and overlooking the acclaimed Whole Backstage Community Theatre.

Join us for this Art Talk lead by Becky Hallman Scheinert of Mountain Valley Arts Council and learn more about Laura Wal...
12/07/2023

Join us for this Art Talk lead by Becky Hallman Scheinert of Mountain Valley Arts Council and learn more about Laura Walker: Art With a Soul.

12/06/2023

Have some history buffs on your shopping list? Visit us today and gift them with knowledge this holiday season.

A few details Gina Pratt Art, Guntersville City Schools , and Yelli Kelli Boutique Guntersville.
12/04/2023

A few details Gina Pratt Art, Guntersville City Schools , and Yelli Kelli Boutique Guntersville.

Aren't these vintage photos of a Jaycees Christmas at the armory sweet? What do you think these children asked Santa for...
12/01/2023

Aren't these vintage photos of a Jaycees Christmas at the armory sweet? What do you think these children asked Santa for? 🎄

This free event will be fun for all ages!
11/30/2023

This free event will be fun for all ages!

11/21/2023
11/21/2023

It may sound cliche, but it really is the MOST wonderful time of the year! You may think of the Lake Guntersville area as a summer destination, but at Christmastime it truly is magical. From Christmas Open Houses to millions of Christmas lights, there is something for everyone to do when you choose....

Vintage photo of Guntersville's courthouse square from 1922.
11/20/2023

Vintage photo of Guntersville's courthouse square from 1922.

VIPs in the museum today!  Descendants of Dr. John Allan Wyeth were so nice to visit.
11/18/2023

VIPs in the museum today! Descendants of Dr. John Allan Wyeth were so nice to visit.

We are so excited to display the whimsical works of Laura Walker: Art With a Soul.
11/16/2023

We are so excited to display the whimsical works of Laura Walker: Art With a Soul.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the Guntersville Museum! The trees are up, reindeer are hidden, and ...
11/15/2023

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at the Guntersville Museum! The trees are up, reindeer are hidden, and festive music is playing! Come celebrate the season with us! Front entrance only until further notice.

Don't these apples look good enough to eat? This piece by Ed Hale is so detailed!
11/13/2023

Don't these apples look good enough to eat? This piece by Ed Hale is so detailed!

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the fighting of WWI ceased after Germany signed an armistice ...
11/11/2023

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 the fighting of WWI ceased after Germany signed an armistice agreement with the Allies. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation changing the holiday's name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day so that all who have served may be honored and recognized. Pictured here is Company E of the 167th Infantry, Second Battalion in 1937. These men trained in our building and most went on to serve in WWII. Today we remember the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. Thank you all and happy Veterans Day.

In the fall of the late 30's and early 40's the roads were crowded with wagons loaded with raw cotton to be ginned in Gu...
11/08/2023

In the fall of the late 30's and early 40's the roads were crowded with wagons loaded with raw cotton to be ginned in Guntersville. Cars and trucks often hit these wagons as their speeds exceeded those of the wagons. The gin was a 24/7 operation in season. Owner Buck Woodall became concerned for the safety of the people aboard the wagons. Thus, large reflectors like the one shown here were mounted on the backs of said wagons.

The first image is Butlers Grist Mill which was located on the Paint Rock River and operated by R.M. Clay. In spring of ...
11/06/2023

The first image is Butlers Grist Mill which was located on the Paint Rock River and operated by R.M. Clay. In spring of 1938 it was blown down by a tornado. The second image is of the replacement mill.

Tonight, the Guntersville Wildcats face off against the Albertville Aggies continuing the oldest high school football ri...
11/03/2023

Tonight, the Guntersville Wildcats face off against the Albertville Aggies continuing the oldest high school football rivalry in the state of Alabama. Go Wildcats!

Bill Yancy gives a brief history of the football rivalry between Guntersville and Albertville.

This original copy of The MCHS Wildcat is from November 1949 and part of our permanent collection. It is a great look in...
11/01/2023

This original copy of The MCHS Wildcat is from November 1949 and part of our permanent collection. It is a great look into MCHS student life!

The original copy of this map was drawn by local cartographer Elbert Chandler.
10/30/2023

The original copy of this map was drawn by local cartographer Elbert Chandler.

It feels like fall, and we are loving it! Visit us today to see this lovely piece by Lucile Rains.
10/26/2023

It feels like fall, and we are loving it! Visit us today to see this lovely piece by Lucile Rains.

Check out these projectiles found around town!
10/25/2023

Check out these projectiles found around town!

Do you know how switchboards worked? Once a call was made, the operator would place the front cord in the associated jac...
10/23/2023

Do you know how switchboards worked? Once a call was made, the operator would place the front cord in the associated jack and pull the front key backwards to ring the called party. Supervision lamps would alert operators if the parties needed assistance or when the call ended. The operator would then close the circuit/put the phone "on-hook."

Want to know more about The Advertiser-Gleam? Join the Guntersville Historical Society here tonight at 6:30 as editor An...
10/19/2023

Want to know more about The Advertiser-Gleam? Join the Guntersville Historical Society here tonight at 6:30 as editor Anthony Campbell presents "Still Gleaming."

On this day in 1993 the Guntersville Museum officially opened its doors in the parish hall of the old Episcopal Church. ...
10/17/2023

On this day in 1993 the Guntersville Museum officially opened its doors in the parish hall of the old Episcopal Church.

Check out this photo of Mill Village from 1949! It was used as a template for a colorized post card.
10/12/2023

Check out this photo of Mill Village from 1949! It was used as a template for a colorized post card.

This basket, bench, and lamp were all handmade by artists, and we use them every day! Chafin's Chair Caning crafted the ...
10/11/2023

This basket, bench, and lamp were all handmade by artists, and we use them every day! Chafin's Chair Caning crafted the basket. Billy Cooper constructed the bench. Brenda Pool made the lamp.

We sure do love our Wildcats!
10/06/2023

We sure do love our Wildcats!

Check out this Will Rogers memorabilia! We love Will and our friends at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum!
10/04/2023

Check out this Will Rogers memorabilia! We love Will and our friends at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum!

This banner is from Marshall County High School. Go Wildcats!
10/02/2023

This banner is from Marshall County High School. Go Wildcats!

Photo of the engineers' bunk house in Dam City taken in 1936.
09/25/2023

Photo of the engineers' bunk house in Dam City taken in 1936.

Thank you to William Lewis (Sonny) and the Alabama Humanities Alliance for helping to make this project possible!
09/19/2023

Thank you to William Lewis (Sonny) and the Alabama Humanities Alliance for helping to make this project possible!

09/18/2023

We are open today from 10-5 for Marshall County Museums Day.  Come see us.  We have cookies!
09/16/2023

We are open today from 10-5 for Marshall County Museums Day. Come see us. We have cookies!

Join us this Saturday for Marshall County Museums Day. We have fun activities for all ages including hidden footballs an...
09/13/2023

Join us this Saturday for Marshall County Museums Day. We have fun activities for all ages including hidden footballs and a treasure hunt!

This National Rifle Trophy was awarded to the Alabama National Guard. The origins of this award trace back to President ...
09/11/2023

This National Rifle Trophy was awarded to the Alabama National Guard. The origins of this award trace back to President Theodore Roosevelt's establishment of the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice in 1903. This program became known as the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP), and it is still in existence today. In fact, anyone can contact CMP or visit their ranges in order to learn more about the safe and effective use of fi****ms. Two of these ranges are located in Alabama, the Talladega Marksmanship Park and the CMP South Competition Center in Anniston, Alabama.

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09/07/2023






See our event page for more information!
Guntersville Museum And Cultural Center

This U.S. Navy aircraft protractor Mk III B was used during WWII. This model protractor was made from 1939-1945 and was ...
09/06/2023

This U.S. Navy aircraft protractor Mk III B was used during WWII. This model protractor was made from 1939-1945 and was fitted to the navigator's table and used to accurately plot an aircraft's course and bearings.

Who's ready for Museums Day?
09/04/2023

Who's ready for Museums Day?

Check out these views!
08/31/2023

Check out these views!

Address

1215 Rayburn Avenue (PO Box 626)
Guntersville, AL
35976

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 1pm - 4pm
Sunday 1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(256) 571-7597

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