Union County Historical Society
Just two of the many Mountain Life exhibits in the Historic Union County Court House
Native American pottery, stone projectile points, spinning wheels, antique quilts, old tools, early medical equipment, vintage clothing -- all are remnants of Union County's past, on display in our local history museum at the Old Courthouse. The largest artifact in the collection is the striking courthouse building itself, built in 1899 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
The original clock and bell mechanism, salvaged when the tower was removed in 1960, is exhibited on the Old Courthouse grounds. Local history displays on the first floor of the building include a wide array of educational, religious, occupational, domestic, governmental, and military objects from the county's past.
The internationally renowned Margarita Morgan Miniature House Collection is a special feature and a joy to behold. The intricate structures are patterned after magnificent buildings and are furnished with exquisite pieces by master craftsmen.
The museum is open to the public. Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 6 years of age.
Closed on Saturdays, January thru April
Original Court House Bell And Clock