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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Cookeville Museums' History Hikes

2nd Saturday of each month; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


PLEASE NOTE: Saturday, September 12--NO History Hike!

Come see us at WCTE's Stations of Imagination at Fall Fun Fest!!!



Night at the Museums: The Great Tech Escape


Saturday, September 26, 2015; 7:00 pm

You know what happens to the artifacts in museums after dark, don't you? Take a stroll down Broad Street (between the Cookeville History Museum and the Depot) on a lovely September evening and watch 100 years of history come alive! This year, help us celebrate the TTU Centennial as denizens of our local university come out to greet you, and bring a new twist to challenge you. An exciting evening for the entire family that's not to be missed!