40 East Broad Street

Cookeville, TN 38501


Wed - Sat 10am to 4pm


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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Say, Cheese! A Camera Collection

Join the Cookeville History Museum for the exhibit, "Say Cheese! A Camera Collection." See many vintage cameras and learn a little about the history of photography, too!


Cookeville Museums' History Hikes

Cookeville Museums History Hikes are ongoing--2nd Saturday of each month; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

October 11th History Hike brought to us by Crawdaddys West Side Grill! Stay tuned for more details!!!


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. Just a bit more FREE, family fun from YOUR City of Cookeville, Historical Arts Div. of the Dept. of Leisure Services.
***EVERY child will receive a free kids' meal from our GREAT friends at Cookeville Chili's Bar & Grill!!!***


2014 Cemetery Walk

Saturday, September 20, 2014; 6:00 & 8:30 pm

The Cookeville City Cemetery will be filled with visitors from around Putnam County on September 20, 2014!  Join us as we stroll through the candlelit cemetery, visiting the graves of those who have passed before us and hearing stories of others who have been laid to rest in other places.  Each person from the City Cemetery will tell a little about themselves, then share a story of another local person, family member or friend.  Who knows? We might get to see visitors from the other cemeteries, too!  The first walk will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the second at 8:30 p.m.  Tickets will be on sale at CPAC (528-1313).  Please call 520-5455 for more information.