Friday, June 27, 2008

Cullman County Museum

The Cullman County Museum opened in 1973 during Cullman's Centennial, and has been collecting and preserving items from the county's unique past ever since. Housed in a replica of Col. Johann G. Cullmann's home (our founding father), the Museum brings the past to life in its displays, paying tribute to the families that made the area their home. Each gallery showcases a different aspect of life in early Cullman.

The Archaeological Room houses artifacts from the earliest Cullman County settlers, the Native Americans. A highlight of the room is an interactive display that gives museum goers an opportunity to make rubbings of projectile points.

Other items include: a timeline of Native American artifacts, demonstrations of arrowhead making and the use of a throwing stick, and examples of Native American pottery with a rare, full pot.
Located in the Primitive Room are turn-of-the-century tools used to carve a living out of Cullman County's hilly landscape. Wood rafters and walls taken from old local barns are the backdrop for plows, lanterns, household items, and other fixtures of daily living.

Stroll along the Main Street gallery for a feel of small town life a hundred years ago. Medical tools and patent medicines from that era are showcased in the doctor’s display. A general store display shows common and unusual items from that time. Old photographs give a feel for the way people dressed and worked and played then. Items from a historic saloon, a case devoted to Civil War skirmishes fought in Cullman County, the county’s three state governors, the bell from the first school in Cullman and artifacts from more recent wars in which Cullman residents fought are on display as well.

  • Regular admission is $4 for adults, $2 for children 11 and younger.
  • Parking is free.
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