The Blount County Memorial Museum welcomes you...
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.
While you're here, please review the events page to see what's going on in Blount County. Also, if you have a family or community event you wanted listed on ourevents page, just call the museum or email the Museum with your notice (no ads, please).
The new quarter began at the BCHA July meeting with an introduction of Footprints in the Dust, Darnell Whited's accounts of life along the Old Tuscaloosa Road. This road, described by Mary Gordan Duffy's accounts of early Alabama, ran from the Tennessee River, through what today is Cleveland, Alabama, through Elyton Village to Tuscaloosa. The life of the families who lived along thee Cleveland stretch is told through the eyes of a young girl as she grew up during the days of World War II.
We've changed the displays for the summer quarter, too. Drop by when you re in the neighborhood. We would be pleased to tell you about them, maybe help you in solving world affairs, or just talking about the weather.
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 various County family's histories, as well of the County's history and heritage.
This is an authentic guide to Alabama's historic destinations and their history. Presented by the Alabama Bicentennial Commission with its co-sponsors Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc., Airbus, Verizon, and Alabama NewsCenter, the PastPort encourages people of all ages to explore ourthe state. The guide features destinations — historic sites, museums, and landmarks — in each of the State's 67 counties. The Passport provides historical information and beautifully designed original artwork by the Birmingham-based firm Tatum Design. The PastPort is available as an engaging, 174-page printed PastPort featuring nearly 300 destinations statewide. Travelers can have their Pastport stamped at select sites in each of Alabama's 67 counties. The PaspPort is available for purchase online at the Blount County Memorial Museum. At $10.00, it is a bargain.
For Our Veterans
Stop by and pick up a copy of these nicely done books. There's no charge, either.
Planning a Tour?
The Museum provides guides for touring groups visiting Blount County. Please complete the tour notice form to request a knowledgeable guide.
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.
Have a Wedding, Family Reunion or other Event?
Contact the Blountsville Historical Park @ 205-429-2468 to
reserve the Large Pavilion.The Park is open Thurday – Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm .
Tips for Family Researchers