Our Hometown: Growing Up in Cullman
The largest and most eclectic exhibit at the Museum features many items that those growing up in the small town of Cullman, during earlier days, would remember.
On display is Cullman’s first lighted advertising sign from Cullman Motors, a local Chevrolet dealer. You won’t believe the price of a new car in 1924! Many other historic Cullman businesses are represented from the King Pharr Plant to the Deep South Creamery.
The Museum has a nice collection of medical instruments, medicine bottles, doctor’s bags and even an amputation kit. There is a special area devoted to historic photos of Cullman which includes a “Stereoscope,” a device which made 3D-like images out of special photograph cards. Even local and state politicians from Cullman are represented in a special exhibit which includes former Alabama Governor Big Jim Folsom’s size 15 shoes!
As a Blue Star Memorial By-Way, the Museum has a special display honoring the servicemen and women who served from Cullman County. Come learn the interesting story of Glenn Horton and see his World War I uniform. Also on display is the Purple Heart awarded to local boy Luke Perry, who made the ultimate sacrifice during World War II.
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.