Towards the end of December and the beginning of January, we reach a sweet spot in the year, where schools and workplaces close for the holidays. All that extra time leaves us with a new challenge: finding a way to fill the hours! If you’re in need of some entertainment this season, you can always visit The Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center.
What is The Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center?
South of the Tennessee River, you’ll find The Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center. Originally, back in 1936, it got its start as an armory. Decades later, in the 1980s, it served as a town firehouse. Along the way, it earned a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. In the present day, it educates visitors from our community and beyond about the area.
What can I do at The Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center?
When you visit The Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center, you’ll find plenty to see and do. Some of their current offerings and exhibits include:
- Guntersville History & Nostalgia;
- Watercolors from Frank Nelson;
- A gift shop;
- Bessie’s Birds, an exhibit showcasing avian specimens;
- The seasonal 12th Annual Festival of trees;
- A joint exhibit from potter Larry Allen and Gyotaku (fish rubbing) artist Frank Gee;
- Native American artifacts; and
- The museum itself, which features unique limestone architecture crafted during the Works Progress Act (WPA).
Prefer to stay home this season? You can also take virtual tours online here! And if you’d like to support the museum, consider making a donation or buying a membership here.
If you plan to visit The Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center, here’s what you need to know. It’s located at 1215 Rayburn Avenue in Guntersville, AL. It’s open Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. There’s no need to buy tickets–entry is free for all!
The holidays have arrived—and it’s important to celebrate them safely. Please, remember to wear a mask when you visit The Guntersville Museum. You should also listen all posted signs and employee directions. Additionally, try to stay six feet or further from those not in your household. Thank you for looking out for those around you!
We hope you have a wonderful winter! And if you decide to visit the Guntersville Museum and Cultural Center, enjoy the trip! You won’t have to travel far for the fun. It’s about a 30-minute drive from Willow Creek.
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