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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Gary C. Daniels is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated television, video and multimedia writer and producer. He has a M.A. degree in Communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta, a B.F.A. degree in TV Production from the Savannah College of Art and Design and an A.A. degree in Art from the College of Coastal Georgia. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and History Channel. His History Channel appearance became the highest-rated episode in the network's history. He has a passion for Native American history and art. He is the founder and publisher of