Clarke County Historical Museum

P.O. Box 388
116 W. Cobb Street
Grove Hill, AL  36451
251-275-2014 Bookstore
251-275-8684 Office

Operating Hours
Museum and Bookstore:
Monday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Office: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Clarke County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization founded in 1972.




Workshop topics include: Old Photos, Dating Photos, Indian Week, Indian Ball Game, Archeology dig on the Museum Grounds, Archeology Week, Smithsonian Exhibit Art Project, School Tours, Riverboat John Storytelling, Hardy Jackson Book Signing, Civil War History, 1860s Fashion, and Antebellum Dress.

Old Photo Workshop


The museum hosted a Brown Bag Lecture Series featuring discussions of various topics.
Visitors in this photo are learning how to date old photographs

Dating Photos Workshop


Frances Robb lead the workshop on how to date old photographs.

Indian Week at the museum


4th grade students learn about local Native Americans during Indian Week at the museum. Here,
Creek Indian Blue Heron explains about Native American weapons.
Afterward, they toured his Hunting Camp set up on the museum grounds.

Students play a game of Indian ball


Following a tour of the hunting camp, students are lead in a game of Indian stickball.

Uncovering artifacts


The public was invited to participate in a real archeological dig with archeologists from the
University of South Alabama. The six-week dig was held on the museum grounds in order
to learn more about the early historic buildings on the antebellum site.

Archeology Week


Archeologists from the University of South Alabama dated artifacts
brought in by the public as part of Archeology Week.

Smithsonian exhibit art project


Several art workshops were held in conjunction with the museum's
Smithsonian exhibition, "Yesterdays Tomorrows."

School group tour


Schools from around the area are invited for tours throughout the school year.

Storytelling by Riverboat John


The Clarke County Museum sponsored musician and storyteller Riverboat John Ferguson who performed in local schools teaching about river history.

Harvey Jackson book signing


The museum book store hosts book signings by various local authors throughout the year. Grove Hill native Hardy Jackson signed copies of his book "Inside Alabama."

Civil War history


The Clarke County Museum hosted a reunion of the descendants of the 38th Alabama Infantry. Visitors from many states gathered in Grove Hill for the weekend reunion which featured a day-long symposium,
Ladies Fashion Show, Camp Supper, and dancing.

1860s Fashion Show


The ladies program during the reunion of the descendants of the 38th Alabama Infantry was a 1860s fashion show. Mrs. Ann Kennedy offered guests detailed information about antebellum women's attire.

Ladies Fashion Show


Kim Kennedy shows off her antebellum costume.

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