40 East Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501

931-520-5455

Wed - Sat 10am to 4pm

Welcome

Welcome to the Cookeville History Museum

 

The Cookeville History Museum provides 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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Happenings

 

 

Cookeville Museums' History Hikes 

2nd Saturday of each month (April-October); 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 The second Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, come 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. FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville, Historical Arts Div. of the Dept. of Leisure Services.

The theme for our Second Saturday History Hike for May will be Pioneer Day!

This History Hike will take place only at the Cookeville History Museum located on 40 East Broad Street. The museum will host several hands-on stations for participants to interact with. These stations will include needlepoint demonstrations, churning cream into butter, playing old timey games , and checking out some animal pelts and furs!

Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at the History museum, find the answers to the trivia questions from our Pioneer Stations, and have the form back by 3:30 pm to be included in the prize drawing of a gift card to Nick’s Restaurant and Banquet Facilities! 

FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville, Historical Arts Div. of the Dept. of Leisure Services.

***EVERY child will receive a free kid's meal from our GREAT friends at Cookeville Chili's Bar & Grill!!!**