History

Founders, Curren and Margaret Farmer

The Pike Pioneer Museum was established in 1969 and opened its doors in 1971 through the dedication, leadership, and inspiration of Curren Farmer, a native of Virginia but a resident of Troy, AL since childhood.  Curren Farmer had three careers: a teacher at Troy State University,  contractor and founder/director of the Pike Pioneer Museum. His wife, Margaret Pace Farmer was a celebrated authoress and historian.

 

And so Mr. Farmer began collecting antique tractors, plows and farming implements. He motivated the community to donate land and artifacts for building a Museum that would house an impressive, growing collection. The Gibson Family generously donated the property on which the Museum currently stands. In 1972 Mr. Farmer facilitated our first log cabin being moved to the grounds. For over twenty years, Mr. Farmer served as Director and Tour Guide while Mrs. Farmer worked behind the scenes in the office to ensure smooth operations. Although both have passed, they are magnanimously missed by this Museum family.

 

From these modest beginnings, we have grown into the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have walked these grounds and toured our galleries, many of those school children who in turn visit us again as field trip moms and dads of their own children!

 

We are proud to continue the legacy of the Farmers and all the original Museum supporters as we celebrate forty six stellar years as a cultural institution!

 

WELCOME!

Operating Hours

OPEN:

Thursday-Saturday

9am-5pm

Winter hours    Nov - Feb

9am-4pm

CLOSED:

Week of Thanksgiving Nov 19-24, Week of Christmas Dec 20-Jan 2, Week of  New Year's Day and Easter. July 4th Weekend in 2018.

 

Pioneer Museum of Alabama
248 Highway 231 N
Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 566-3597
Email: pioneer@troycable.net

 

ADMISSION:

  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $9
  • Students (age 6-college) $8
  • Children 5 and Under FREE

Military Discount  Available.

Groupons and discounts do not apply for Pioneer Days, Homegrown, Ole Time Christmas, and Spring Plantin'.

 

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