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Some places are just hard to put in a category -- so we created one for buildings which at one time or another served some public purpose.  They may or may may not have the same use now, but the public is still welcome.  As always, we would appreciate it if you let us know of places we might have missed.

 

 

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  CT

  Hartford

  Museum of Connecticut History

  231 Capitol Avenue

  Connecticut State Library

  Hartford  CT   06106    

  Phone   860 757-6535

  Web Site  www.cslib.org/museum.htm

  Description  museum with eclectic selection  such as 90,000 buttons, centered on Colt guns, in  former State Library & Supreme Court bldg

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Civic

  Industry /Profession Politics

  Collection A-F Arms

  Collection N-Z  Vehicles

  Research /Reading  Library

  Era  1910

  New or Updated:          12/10/2005


Connecticut
Unionville
Unionville Museum
15 School Street
Unionville CT 06085
Phone 860 673-2231
Web Site *****
E-mail airdale001@cs.com
Description local history in restored Carnegie Library
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Era 1917
New or Updated: 04/05/2003

 

 

  Dover

  Museum of Small Town Life

  316 South Governors Avenue

  Dover  DE   19901    

  Phone  302 739-4266

  Web Site http://history.delaware.gov/museums/stl/stl_main.shtml

  E-mail  mailto:bev.laing@state.de.us

  Description  located in 1880 church, period shops display artifacts, working printing

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Civic

  Industry /Profession Printing

  Era 1890

  New or Updated:  12/13/2006

 

 

  FL

  Gainesville

  Matheson Museum, Inc

  513 University Ave

  Gainesville  FL   32601    

  Phone  352 378-2280

  Web Site  http://www.mathesonmuseum.org/

  Alt Web http://www.visitgainesville.net/

  Description  museum complex includes exhibit hall, house, tool museum & park

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Garden

  Building Type  Civic

  Collection N-Z  Tools

  Owner/Operator:  Alachus Historic Trust

  New or Updated:  7/27/2007


Florida
Homestead
Homestead Main Street
Address
Homestead FL
Phone 
305 242-4814
Web Site  http://www.homesteadmainstreet.com/public/htmlHistory.asp
Description  Main Street program centered on 1917 Old Town Hall
Type of Resource History Related Organization
Building Type Civic

Florida
Stuart
Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge
301 SE MacArthur Boulevard
Stuart FL  34996
Phone
Web Site
*****
Description  Shipwreck Rescue station on Hutchinson Island - active until 1940
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
Primary Focus  Maritime
Building Type  Civic
Era  1876

Florida
West Palm Beach
Armory Art Center
  
1703 Lake Ave
 
West Palm Beach  FL  33401    
  Phone  561 832-1776
 
Web Site  http://www.armoryart.org/
 
Description  classes, 20 annual exhibits, workshops & lectures
 
Type of Resource  Gallery
 
Primary Focus  Arts
 
Building Type  Civic
 
New or Updated:  07/09/2003

 

 

 

 

Georgia
Bainbridge
Decatur County Historical Society
119 W Water Street
PO Box 682
Bainbridge GA 31717
Phone
229 246-7994
Alt Phone 229 243-1010
Web Site ******
Alt Web http://www.bainbridgega.com/art/about.shtml
Description shares part of former municipal complex with local arts groups
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
New or Updated: 04/23/2003

Georgia
Blairsville
Brasstown Bald Visitor Center
c/o Blairsville Ranger Office
1881 Highway 515
Blairsville GA  30512
Phone
706 896-2556
Alt Phone  706 745-6928
Web Site  http://ngeorgia.com/travel/brasstown.html
Alt Web  http://roadsidegeorgia.com/links/places/park/brasstown
Description  Tower on the peak of a ridge is the third on the site and holds a local cultural and natural history museum
Type of Resource  Activity
Primary Focus  Visitor Center
Building Type  Civic

Georgia
Cedartown
Polk County Historical Society
205 North Collee Street
PO Box 203
Cedartown GA 30125
Phone 
770 748-0073
Web Site  http://polkhist.home.mindspring.com/
E-mail  mailto:polkhist@mindspring.com
Description  local history museum in former children's library
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus  Garden
Building Type  Civic
Research/Reading  Library
Era  1921

  Iowa
Laurens
Pocahontas County Iowa Historical Society Museum
272 North 3rd
Laurens IA  50554
Phone
712 845-2577
Web Site *****
Description
Type of Resource  Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type  Civic
 

 

  ID

  Lewiston

  Nez Perce County Historical Museum

  306 3rd St

  Lewiston                   ID            83501    

  Phone   208 743-2535

  Web Site  http://www.npchistsoc.org/

  Description  located in WPA building, exhibits on Lewis and Clark and Nez Perce tribe, paintings of  Chief Joseph

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Civic

  Group Identity   Native American

  Era  1937

  Owner/Operator:  Nez Perce County Historical Society

  New or Updated:           10/29/2005

 

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