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Once again, the Holidays are upon us, if the TV ads are to be believed. The weather has certainly reflected the changing of the seasons, and there seems to both a sense of reflection and of anticipation in the air. As the year winds down, it is appropriate to relect on the events of the year, as well as to look ahead to the coming year.

Overall, the staff and volunteers at the Museum are pleased with the year. We continue to have visitors form far and near drop in, and we've successfully updated the Blount County Heritage Book.(We stll have copies, and at $75.00 each is well worth the price). The Museum has a new look, too, thanks to the Blount County Commission. It actually appears that we have more room, and it's a more cheerful looking space, too.

All in all, we have much for which to be thankful.

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Museum Musings...

  • No matter the age of our visitors, they all seem to enjoy the stories we have to tell about our County and its people. In turn, we are left with a sense of pride when we see the youngsters discussing (very maturely, too) the topics that are covered by our speakers. The snapshots below provide a look at a few of the many visitors that drop in during the year. These are snapshots of local home schooled children who recently visited the Museum.

  • If your family has roots in Blount County, we invite you to join the Blount County Historical Society (BCHS). Dues are only $15.00/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 to us with a check or money order.

  • Stop in 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 have quite a collection of Blount County family records and genealogies. Knowledgeable family researchers are available to assist visitors. If you have family records and stories, we would be pleased if they were shared with us. If you cannot stop by, then just call (205–625–6905) or email them to the museum.

Get Your Past Port

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The Alabama Bicentennial Past Ports are still available. They are a commpendium of historic destinations in each of Alabama's 67 counties, featuring hisotrical and cultural sites and events. Each Past Port also fea tures original artwork depicting the State's rich heritage.

Stop in and get one – they are only $10.00/each.

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.

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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.

Tips for Family Researchers

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

The Blount County Bicentennial Home School Program is offered for students aged 8 – 18. Contact the Curator or call 205-625-6905 for information about events.


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.

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