The Clay County Historical & Arts Council Museum is housed in the Old County Jail which was constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 1972. The Museum displays items pertinent to the history of the area through changing exhibits.
Visitors will enjoy the many pictures of life as it was in the old days, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation.
The museum also includes rare collections of Cherokee baskets, quilts, masks, and other carvings, and an exquisite life-size model of a Cherokee basketweaver.
The museum is dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Killian, a beloved turn of the century doctor in Clay County. The Museum houses a replica of the office of Dr. Paul Killian and many of his medical implements.
The museum is also next door to the Cherokee Homestead Exhibit. Visit the Homestead to learn about their ancient history and the Cherokee way of life in this reconstructed 17th – 18th century village homestead.
Hours of Operation:
10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, June – September
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday, September – October