The Lawrence County Museum of History, Edward L. Hutton Research Library, exhibits and collections are dedicated to engage, inspire, educate, entertain and preserve objects of lasting interest for current and future generations to enjoy.
Check out the Gift Shop for wonderful local offerings. You'll find items using historical images, books by local authors, limestone sculptural items, and much more.
Book Lovers: You can find a variety of books by local authors in the museum gift shop, and used books of all kinds are for sale in the museum meeting room.
The Historical and Genealogical Society meeting is the second Monday of each month. Short business meeting at 6:30 p.m.; topical presentation 7:00 p.m. (Upcoming speakers and presentation topics).
Museum Collections Policy—The revised collections management policy was approved in November 2016. Click to review the new policy.
Current and Upcoming Events
- Farewell to Downton Abbey Tea Party, Feb. 28, 4 p.m., museum Meeting Room. Tickets $15. Advance sales only, limited seating.
- Museum Visiting Speakers Program: Stephen and Kim Fields, "The American Frontier Flintlock Hunting Rifle and its Accoutrements." March 14, 2016, 7 p.m., museum Meeting Room.
- The Well-Dressed Woman—hats, gloves, and all that bling: The exhibit includes examples of clothing and accessories beginning in the 1930s to the 1970s.
- What's the county's oldest women's social club? The Ladies of the Round Table—the exhibit celebrating 120 years is located in the Community Gallery.
Museum Items of the month: A wolf trap and a bear trap used by early Leesville area settlers are located in the first-floor gallery.
Research Family History: The research library on the second floor has a plethora of family history information. Joyce Shepherd is the librarian, and she will be glad assist researchers in their quests.