Just two of the many Mountain Life exhibits
in the Historic Union County Court House
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On August 7, 2015, we spent a great day moving the doll house collection upstairs to what was the Carr Room.
The purpose of the move was to free up the room for genealogy!
The new space (across from the office) will house all of the genealogy records in our possession
plus the use of internet sources.
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Native American pottery, stone projectile points, spinning wheels, antique quilts, old tools, early medical equipment, vintage clothing -- all are remnants of Union County's past, on display in our local history museum at the Old Courthouse. The largest artifact in the collection is the striking courthouse building itself, built in 1899 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. The original clock and bell mechanism, salvaged when the tower was removed in 1960, is exhibited on the Old Courthouse grounds. Local history displays on the first floor of the building include a wide array of educational, religious, occupational, domestic, governmental, and military objects from the county's past. The internationally renowned Margarita Morgan Miniature House Collection is a special feature and a joy to behold. The intricate structures are patterned after magnificent buildings and are furnished with exquisite pieces by master craftsmen.
The room is a work in progress, but will be an asset to all who are looking to know how their ancestors came to this country. The doll house collection is a treasure to the society and we hope that many of you will come and see the renovated display! A big shout out to Tom Rafter, Aspen Stevens and the great group of detainees and Johnny Holbrooks---who is such an asset to the county! We could not have done this task without all of you! The museum is open to the public. Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 6 years of age.
Closed on Saturdays, January thru April
Original Court House Bell And Clock