The McMillan Museum of Natural and Cultural
History of Escambia County, Alabama was founded in 1979 to chronicle
life in the county. From 10,000-year-old fossils (and older)
to a fireside popcorn popper, a doctor's bag and a display of
cameras, the museum has something to interest most anyone!
The museum is located on the Brewton campus
of Jefferson Davis Community College.
It is perhaps the least known of
our area's treasures. Funded privately, the museum stands alone
in the region with its displays of historical, archaeological,
and cultural South Alabama artifacts.
If you live in the surrounding
area, including in Florida, the museum offers you a glimpse into
the entire region's past with displays illustrating native American,
French, English and Spanish colonists, and the early 1800s (the
Andrew Jackson era), all of which directly influenced Escambia
The McMillan Museum is one of the region's
finest places to learn of local history. If you have never visited
the McMillan Museum and its adjacent partner, the Escambia County
Historical Society's Alabama Room, you owe it to yourself to
make a point to make the short drive. You will be pleasantly
surprised at what you will find.
Regular hours are Tuesday and Thursday,
9 am until 3 pm. Other hours may be available upon request. There
is no admission fee; however, donations to either the museum
or the historical society - or both - are accepted.
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