Guntersville Museum

native_americansThe museum  houses a fine permanent collection including: The TVA Room – which traces the conception and construction of the Guntersville Dam and its bridges, The Gem Room – important gems and minerals from around the world, The Native American Room – various artifacts, paintings and tools from the Cherokee and Creek Indians, and The Wyeth Room – a tribute to one of the earliest families of Guntersville, including descendant John Allen Wyeth, inventor of the first surgical table (on display), and past-president of the American Medical Association. There are also many miscellaneous photos, documents (original land grants signed by President Andrew Jackson & Zachary Taylor), and artifacts on display, as well as the museum’s own art collection.

An impressive Native American exhibit – the Percy Barnard Collection – is augmented by other locally- and regionally-collected artifacts dating to the Paleo-Indian era. The first inhabitants of the area left a rich history, and the museum’s collection provides an interesting view into that past.

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