Welcome to the Pioneer Museum of Alabama

As Alabama's premier cultural steward of pioneer heritage, we appreciate your interest in 19th century folklife. Our dedicated community of supporters hope you'll come and experience all we have to offer.

 

Check the henhouse for fresh eggs....Visit our Demonstration Cabin  and see where cornbread can be cooked on a wood burning stove.... See the well-stocked old country store for merchandize of all types....  Step inside our main building to find a blacksmith shop, farm implements, a pioneer kitchen, carriages, quilts and more.

 

Stroll the nature trails and identify native flora and woodland fauna. 

 

About Us

In 1971, the Pike Pioneer Museum opened its doors to the public under the leadership of founder, Curren A. Farmer. Hundreds of area citizens came together to support the effort of this non=profit organization to preserve the image of a lifestyle that was rapidly disappering. Over four decades later, the museum has prospered from a single building to numerous historical structures with an expansive collection of artifacts.

 

A walk around the main building will find an 1800s steam locomotive, copper turpentine still, sugar cane processing mill, horse-drawn jail, and NASA moon tree. A gristmill sit adjacent to the chicken coop and outhouse. A one-room school house welcomes students of all ages. The covered bridge and a rustic church host newly married couples. while four primitive 

 

As our collection evolved, so did our scope of interpretation.  And soon our new name echoed our growth as Pioneer Museum of Alabama. 

 

Today, we can look back at the lives these ordinary people... the settlers and indigenous people lived and see how they shaped thye future for those of who came later. 

 

 

 

We Have a New Layout

We have moved things around!

 

The interior of our museum has been through a shuffle.

 

Our staff and artifact experts have worked diligently to preserve the history of the Alabama pioneer way of life by rearranging the layout of the museum.

 

The Pioneer Museum walks you through the life of an Alabama pioneer from agriculture to the inside of the home.

 

Our agriculture, transportation, civil war, and home living exhibits have been rearranged to better tell the history and heritage that each artifact holds.

 

Experience the new layout of the museum today.

Pioneer Days

Take a step back in time and experience living history at its best! Watch demonstrations such as woodworking, blacksmithing, dutch oven cooking, and sample corn bread that has been cooked on an authentic wood stove. Come meet Davy Crocket and other historical re-enactors!

 

 

 

 

Ask us about Memberships

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama is a non-profit organizaiton that thrives off the generous donations and gifts from its members.

 

We always welcome new members to join our efforts in keeping the pioneer museum alive with all the perks of being a museum member.

Currently on Exhibit

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama interprets prehistoric Alabama as well as 18th and 19th century rural life.  Over twenty-two historic structures and eighteen thousand artifacts illustrate this rich, rustic heritage. Four thematic exhibition halls within our Main Gallery display historic farm equipment, textile arts such as quilting and weaving, material culture of pioneer Alabama, the archaeology of Southeastern Native Americans, militaria including Civil War and WWI, and Victorian Era Troy.

 

Pioneer Level Sponsors

Allen C. Jones 

Attorney at Law

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Click the link below to learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and how you can help support the Pioneer Museum of Alabama.

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