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Obion County Museum

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Founded in 1970, the Obion County Museum is celebrating its 42nd year of operation.

We are constantly trying to think of new exhibits, and try to change our exhibits regularly. We currently have a Wooly Mammoth skeleton on display.

The Obion County Museum has hosted traveling exhibits, such as the Smithsonian "Key Ingredients" food history exhibit and "United We Quilt" exhibit from the American Quilter's Society.

We are proud of our exhibits and hope you will make every effort to visit us.

Located at 1004 Edwards St. in Union City, Tennessee, the Obion County Museum offers a glimpse into the history of Obion County. Founded in 1970 with the McNatt Collection of antique toys and tools, the museum now includes a log cabin and a one-room schoolhouse. Other permanent exhibits include an extensive collection of historic photographs of Obion County along with a display of Native American artifacts and relics.

The Obion County Museum was first opened in 1970 on the grounds of the Obion County Fair. In 1986, the museum's board of directors decided to move the museum to its current location at 1004 Edwards Street. The former church has since been transformed into a spacious and innovative historical view into the county's past. The mortgage on this property was paid off in 2001, with a mortgage burning celebration.

The museum was made possible by the vision and hard work of numerous people, including R. C. Forrester, Marty Eakin Doss, Mary Ann Overman, Alan Nohsey, John Bell and many others. The majority of our funding is from the Obion County Commission and the City of Union City. Donations are always welcome too.

The museum also serves as host to a number of local groups and organizations, which meet regularly in the museum's community room. This room is also available to rent and includes a kitchen.

The museum features an ever changing array of displays and exhibits designed to appeal to all ages. Newcomers to the county are provided a look at Obion County's past while lifelong residents are able to reminisce about their past.

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