40 Melvin Rd, Gilbertown Alabama
205-459-3383 Toll Free: 334-843-2501 Fax 205-542-9342
This museum features guns used by both sides in the War Between the States, and the War of 1812, a 100 year-old wedding gown, spinning wheel, including a dress made from thread spun on the wheel, Indian arrowheads and other relics. Also included in the exhibits are many fossils including dinosaur bones, vertebrae from a giant whale that once swam in the warm, shallow prehistoric seas which covered Choctaw County, a Mastodon tooth found near Silas, and many others. Visitors can see bottles of oil from Alabama's first oil well at Gilbertown (1944). The museum is also home to a complete Linotype "hot lead" letterpress newspaper print shop used to produce The Choctaw Advocate in the early years of this century. A one-room cabin, located on the west side of the Museum, is constructed from logs dating back to the mid-1840's which were salvaged from the first Choctaw County Courthouse at Barrytown.
Other History nearby:
(Gilbertown) Choctaw County Historical Museum
(Meridian) Jimmie Rodgers Memorial and Museum
(Jackson) Kimbell House
(Gettysburg) Lincoln Room Museum
(Linden) Linden Junction Depot Railroad Museum
(Jackson) Loranz-McCrary House
12/02 Coming to The Gilbertown area
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Fort Walton Beach Greek Festival Fort Walton Beach FL August31-September2 Taste the authentic Greek foods being served throughout the festival. Listen to exciting Greek music. Hosted by Saints Markella and Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church.
Pensacola Greek Festival Pensacola FL October11-13 Live bouzouki music, folk dance performances, a variety of delicious foods, shopping in the Greek Market and tours of the church.