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Wilkes Heritage Museum

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The Wilkes Heritage Museum is responsible for preserving the history of this area as well as celebrating our musical heritage! Without the museum, we would not be able to preserve the history of this area. Please help continue this valuable work by participating in the fundraising events the museum puts on during the year.

Our History

The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. was established in 1968 with the intent of restoring the Old Wilkes County Jail to its original 1860 appearance and operating it as an educational center for the community. Since then, restoration of the Old Wilkes County Jail has been completed as well as the 1779 home of Captain Robert Cleveland, the late 19th century Finley Law Office, and the 1902 Wilkes County Courthouse.

The Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. now finds it home in the newly restored 1902 WilkesCounty Courthouse celebrating it's unique heritage as it seeks to preserve the past ofWilkes County. Since it's official opening in November 2005, the Wilkes Heritage Museum, Inc. has undoubtedly contributed to the education and culture of the county's present and future. Through a collection of artifacts and images, numerous stories of

early settlement, military history, industry, agriculture, medicine, communication, education, entertainment, and transportation are told.

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Details and Specs

Hours of Operation:
Mon10:00 AM4:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM4:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM4:00 PM
Thr10:00 AM3:30 PM
Fri10:00 AM4:00 PM
Notes: None Listed


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