Happy 50th Anniversary!
Blount County Memorial Museum...
The Blount County Memorial Museum, one of the most important projects of the Blount County Historical Society, was built to honor all Blount County War Veterans. A memorial fund of $2,500 was donated in the 1950's and was the base upon which future fund raising was built.
The building was dedicated on October 11, 1970. The Museum was constructed of old brick from the Howard College in Birmingham. Its mission is to collect and preserve Blount County family histories and stories. The Museum maintains more than 500 Blount County family books and over 1,000 family files. It is the largest source of genealogy in Blount County.
–Amy Rhudy, Curator, BCCM
BCHS July. Meeting...
...featuring Kati Murphree
Kati Murphree will be speaking to the Blount County Historical Society at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 25th, at the Blount County Memorial Museum. Kati is originally from Locust Fork, but now lives in Oneonta with her husband of three years Wiley, their six month old daughter and cat Roosevelt. She graduated from Locust Fork in 2013. Before the pandemic she was a substitute teacher. Since then, she gave birth and has been taking care of Piper. She is currently working on her CDL in order to drive a bus for the local schools.
Kati enjoys shopping at antique malls and watching plays
with Wiley. She has always been a huge fan of the Beatles and
their song. Wiley and Kati had a Beatles themed wedding.
Kati is excited to tell Historical Society members about her collection! So hop on the "Yellow Submarine" on your way to "Penny Lane" with the Blount County Historical Society.
The public is welcome to attend.
Views of Our Exhibits...>
The Blount County Memorial Museum is hosting a dinner for the Veterans who will take part in Honor Flight 2021 on October 18th. Each of the veterans and a guest are invited to attend. The dinner is 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Saturday, October 2nd at the Oneonta Worship Center. "Sunday Best" dress is requested for a group photoshoot prior to the dinner.
Invitees are requested to send an RSVP note or to call Amy Rhudy at (205) 625-6905.
2021 Veterans' Day Parade
Entry forms for the 2021 Veterans' Day Parade
are now available. The form allows the submitter to save it to a local PC, as well as to
print the form on a local printer.
Once the form is completed, either mail it to the Museum or drop it off.
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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.
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Page last updated July 30, 2021.
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