White County, with its rich heritage and history, lacked a place to bring together history buffs and the community until 2006 when the White County Bicentennial Committee moved forward on a plan for a Heritage Museum. After great public interest during the year-long Bicentennial Celebration enthusiasm for the idea grew, and the local White County Public Library happened to be available. With local support and a great location, the museum set up shop in late 2008. Under the direction of curators Bill and Peggie Hurteau, the museum is located the Historic Downtown District of beautiful Sparta, Tennessee.
The museum maintains these permanent exhibits and the collection includes the following:
One Room School House
General Geo. Dibrells 36 cal. Colt Revolver from the Civil War
Model Railroad layout of White County at the turn of the Century
White County Musician heritage
Farmer wood carving
White County Heritage Museum relies on grants and donations to remain open. Donations are tax deductible.
Please contact Bill or Peggie Hurteau for more information or to make a donation. HoursThursday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free!