40 East Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Wed - Sat 10am to 4pm


Welcome to the Cookeville History Museum


The mission of the Cookeville History Museum is to provide exhibits, programs and activities that promote the history of Cookeville and Putnam County. The museum houses a self-paced, permanent exhibit on the history of this community, including a timeline around the building that begins with the first people to the area and ends with what is happening today. The front gallery is dedicated to local history exhibits, traveling exhibits and collection displays. Visit the Cookeville History Museum and let us share our story with you.


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Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9:30am until 5:00pm

 Join us in Dogwood Park for Cookeville's first annual storytelling event! Donald Davis, among others from the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN, will be here to entertain us with many stories. There will also be some storytellers from our Upper Cumberland region. The Bob Mathews Band will also perform. The event is free for the family, so come out to the park and listen for awhile!

HUGE thank you to our generous sponsors: CityScape, SouthEast Bank, Hooper-Huddleston & Horner and the Friends of the Cookeville History Museum!

alt SouthEast Bank & Trust



***NEW*** Beginning April 12, the second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm will be a HISTORY HIKE between the Cookeville Depot Museum and the Cookeville History Museum! Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at either museum, find the answers to the trivia questions along Broad Street between the two museums and have the form back by 3:30 pm to be included in the prize drawing! If you like, you can do both hikes (Depot -> History Museum and/or History Museum -> Depot) each day. (Prize donors/sponsors TBA soon!!!) Just a bit more FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville, Historical Arts Div. of the Dept. of Leisure Services. April History Hike is sponsored by Seven Senses Food and Cheer!