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Music & Photos from Cullman’s Past

Come see the clothes children wore and the games they played in an earlier and simpler time. You will be impressed with the christening gown Nora Foust’s father made for her that has been used by five generations of the Foust Family. Beautiful dolls and carriages and a 1930’s Lionel Train set are just some examples of the vintage toys on display at the Museum.

See historical photos of Cullman

A spectacular wall of historical photos of Cullman is fun to examine. Local visitors always have fun trying to guess the building and location. There is an interesting picture of John Cullman surrounded by a group of women, which in German is referred to as a Kaffeeklatsch, be sure and ask your guide for the interesting American translation.

Sacred Harp & other regional music

There are many beautiful examples of musical instruments of the time that kept people tapping their toes and raising their voice in community celebration. There is an unusual shaped piano that was owned by former Cullman Mayor W.J. Nesmith. Another interesting item is a music box, more than 100 years old, owned by longtime Cullman merchants, Maggie and Charlie Stiefelmeyer, which if you’re lucky, your guide will play for you.

There is also an interactive sampling of popular types of music including a sampling of Sacred Harp Music for which the Cullman area is internationally known. The Cullman County Courthouse is the last courthouse in the world to host a Sacred Harp singing convention every year in July. People visit Cullman from around the country and world to attend the event.