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Amory Regional Museum, Amory

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · History Museum
The City of Amory Regional Museum is dedicated to preserve, curate and archive historical significant regional history, genealogical interest, and provide innovative, educational programming that celebrates the culture and community of Amory, Mississippi and the surrounding area. In 1916, philanthropist E.D. Gilmore constructed the Gilmore Sanitarium, a priceless gift to the people of Amory and Monroe County. The Sanitarium served as a nursing home from 1961 until 1965.

The Sanitarium stood vacant until 1974, when in August of that year the Amory Bicentennial Committee, as part of its “Project ’76”, decided a city museum was in order. On July 1, 1975, the Sanitarium was placed on the Mississippi State Registry of Historic Sites. In February, 1976, the Amory Arts Council accepted from the Gilmore Foundation the deed to the Gilmore Sanitarium.

The Amory Regional Museum was officially dedicated on June 27, 1976.

The Gallery Annex was added to the Museum in 2007 with funding provided by grants from The Mississippi Legislature, The Mississippi Arts Commission, corporate and private donations and the Gilmore Foundation; an organization that has exemplified the kind of civic stewardship that E.D. Gilmore first showed almost 100 years ago.
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  • I enjoyed seeing medical equipment used when hospital was open. I enjoyed Info about Stars over Mississippi. I enjoyed debutant dress worn by a citizen of Amory. Authentic train car used in Amory...  more »
  • small town, full of big time history. wonderful place to learn about the history of Amory. Highly recommend locals and visitors to check it out.  more »
  • Love all the local history about this town. There were some very beautiful pieces in the Museum. I was impressed by just how much history this little town has. They also have the engine open with even more interesting information about the railroad, and even more inside the log cabin. I highly recommend this stop if visiting or if around this area.
  • The history of the Amory area is interesting. The two elderly women who give the tours make it fun.

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