Attention Korean Conflict Veterans...

The Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking veterans who served in the Korean Conflict, who may be eligible to receive the Korean Ambassador for Peace medal. The medal is issued by the Republic of Korea. It can be awarded to any veteran who served in Korea at any time from 25 June 1950 through 25 October 1954.

WCRL Swap Shop host Tim Chamblee, who is this year's master of cereminies for the Blount County Veterans Day Parade discovered the availability of this medal while researching about the Korean Conflict. Veterans of this conflict are the grand marsahals for the parade this year.

Eligible veterans can obtain an application for the medal at the Blount County Memorial Museum. A copy of the veteran's DD–214 is required. A copy may also be obtained at http://birminghammarines.net/PMAPP.pdf. Medals may be awarded posthumously, at a ceremony to be scheduled at a later date.



New Christmas Ornaments Are Here!

The new Christmas ornaments have arrived, and these collectibles commemorate the County"s history. There is an ample stock of these and other ornaments at the Museum. At $15.00, they make excellent stocking gifts.

We also have a set of new post cards (fifty cents each) and a new ball–point pen for $2.00, along with coffee mugs, artwork and other items available at a modest cost. Take time to stop by and pick up some of these stocking stuffers.

Scenes from the Blount County Historical Society meeting, Sunday, October 28th, which featured Glenn Wills, author of a series of books featuring photographs of vanishing buildings and structures in Alabama.



Please take time to review the events page to see what's going on in Blount County. Also, if you have a family or community event you desire to be listed on our events page, just call the museum or email the Museum with your notice (no ads, please).

Also, stop by and visit with us for a while; we're conveniently located just south of the Courthouse in Oneonta. The Museum hours are 8:00am until 5:00pm, Tuesday through Thursday. Also, visit our Facebook Page. We aren't a large museum, but there's a lot to see. We have quite a collection of Blount County family records and genealogies and knowledgeable family researchers are available.


Welcome to the Blount County Memorial Museum

We at the Blount County Memorial Museum are always aware of the sacrifices of our veterans and their families. We are honored to have many veterans who help us with our mission to record and maintain the records and artifacts of these families and of their contributions to our County, State and Nation.

The Museum is always pleased to showcase Blount County's artists. This especially fitting during the Biocentennial Celebration. Therefore, having two authors for the signing of their books is quite gratifying to all of us here at the Museum. Be sure to check our Events page for the date/time/location of these two events.


Visit the BCMM Facebook Page

We have an active group of FaceBook® followers, and we invite everyone to drop in from time to time. It's also a source of additional information about the early families who settled Blount County, as well of the County's history and heritage.



Friends of the Locust Fork River

Check the events page for upcoming FLFR activities. For additional information about any of these activities, contact the FLFR.


Planning a Tour?

The Museum provides guides for touring groups visiting Blount County. Please complete the tour notice form to request a knowledgeable guide.

Whether it's a visit to the covered bridges, Palisades Park, County Caves, or a working farm, we're always pleased to tell about our County.


Blount County Roots?

If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $10.00/year. The BCHS meets quarterly and provides supporting services to Operation Grateful Heart and the Blount County Memorial Museum. Just download an application form complete it and mail it with payment.



Tips for Family Researchers

Besides information about our County's history, there are tips for family historians, which reflect the findings of veteran family researchers.



Announcements

If you have an announcement about a family reunion or suggested site links, please send to the Curator. We would be pleased to add them. No ads, please.




Page last updated August 30, 2018.
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