Crittenden County Historical Museum
Authentic memorabilia from some of the county's earliest pioneers, old military uniforms, and vintage clothing and pictures. Books available for purchase on local history. Now located inside historic former Presbyterian Church.
Backstory and Context
The Crittenden County Historical Museum is housed in the oldest church in Marion, built in 1881.
The interior of the Church includes the original wood floors, pulpit, balcony and stain glass windows.
Among the hundreds of local items on display is
a large collection of military uniforms and service-related articles, dating back to the Civil War;
a 200 year old loom;
a large collection of farm related items;
the bell from the county's first court house;
church bells with funeral toller;
old telephone switchboard;
a large collection of old Marion photos;
vintage clothing and accessories dating back to the early 1900s;
papers and memorabilia from Marion's two United Sates senators;
memorabilia, pictures and histories of many of the one room school houses.
1) http://www.kentuckytourism.com/things_to_do/crittenden-county-historical-museum/2389/ 2) http://www.crittendenhistorymuseum.org/