Alabama Veterans Museum and Archives
Sandra (Sandy) Thompson, Museum Director
P.O. Box 1500
100 W. Pryor St. Athens, AL 35612
Phone: (256) 771-7578
Museum Hours: 9:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M. Monday thru Saturday (Scheduled group tours available)
The Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives is a 4,000 square-foot staffed museum. Our collection contains an impressive display of artifacts from the Revolutionary War until present day. Visitors can walk among the actual uniforms, medals, photos, and weapons. Hear stories and experiences about the nation's wars from men and women who were there in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and the present conflict.
This 100-year-old L&N Freight Depot is a relic of a bygone time when most cotton and goods were shipped by rail. Today, the building houses the Alabama Veterans Museum & Archives. The roar of battle, the cadence of marching boots and the bomber's drone can still be heard...if only in the minds of those who view its contents.
Over 2,000 artifacts are on display as well as mannequins with complete uniforms and equipment that are authentic from each era:
World War I
World War II
Jerry Crabtree, President
Wendell Powers, Vice President
Teresa Todd, Recording Secretary
Sam Gibbons, Treasurer
Raymond Slaten, Committee Coordinator
Jerry Barksdale, Legal Counsel
Emily Haney, Fundraising
Linda Watson, Budget & Finance
Jeanette Dunnavant, Publicity & Promotions
Linda Watson, Archives & Displays
Bob McAbee, Buildings & Grounds
Link to other links:
Exit 354 South onto Highway 31. Travel 1.6 miles and turn (right) onto Pryor Street. Go West to big red building directly across the railroad tracks.
Exit 351 West onto Highway 72. Travel 1.7 miles and turn (right) onto Jefferson Street. Go North past the Court House to Pryor Street. Turn (right) onto Pryor Street to big red building before the railroad tracks.
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