The Clarke County Historical Museum is a small but impressive museum located in the charming town of Grove Hill, Alabama. The museum showcases the rich history and culture of Clarke County, which is one of the oldest counties in the state. The museum's exhibits are thoughtfully curated and offer visitors a glimpse into the region's past, from its early Native American inhabitants to its role in the Civil War and beyond.
The museum's displays include artifacts, photographs, and documents that highlight the area's agricultural and industrial heritage, as well as its contributions to the arts, sciences, and education. Visitors can explore exhibits on everything from the local timber industry to the lives of prominent residents, including writer Truman Capote, who was born in the area.
Its largest program is Pioneer Day, a living history event that draws more than 1200 people to the Museum. At this annual event we have demonstrated syrup making, shingle splitting, clothes washing, butter churning, flint knapping, spinning cotton, basket making. story telling, horse shoeing, salt making, corn shuck doll making, and games for the children. Blue Herron, a Creek Indian, has set up an authentic Creek hunting village on the museum grounds.