An open house event is being planned for May 17th to celebrate and help promote our being open six days a week now as well as the counties 175th anniversary. If you are local and can help with the event, please call the museum or use the contact us form.
The year 2014 marks the 175th year of existence since Williamson County was carved off of the south end of Franklin County in the fall of 1839. The county seat of Marion was located on August 20th and October 7th was the day that the county court held it’s infamous first meeting at the Benson home which was a double log cabin located where the ArtStarts building (old Wilson Funeral Home) is now located across the street from our museum. Continue reading
One of the issues that we have had as an organization in the past was the formation of a permanent website that was owned and operated by the Williamson County Historical Society as opposed to a member who was helping us out. Our new site is under the full ownership of the society and we plan on it not only being around for a long time but intend for it to be a real asset to those seeking information about the society, museum, county and its history. Continue reading