Currently, we are doing the preliminary work needed to move the museum back from
"Museum collections (objects, specimens,
and archival and manuscripts collections)
are important museum resources in their
own right as well as being valuable for the information they provide about processes, events, and interactions among people and
the environment. Natural and cultural objects and their associated records provide baseline data, serving as scientific and historical documentation of the museum’s resources
and purpose. All museum records that are directly associated with museum objects are managed as museum property. These and
other museum records are preserved as part
of the archival and manuscript collection because they document and provide as information base for the understanding of
the museum’s mission. Museum objects used
in exhibits, furnished historic structures,
and other interpretative programs help
visitors gain better understand-ding of
cultural and natural heritage of the region."
Mattie Midgette and her daughter Nellie Myrtle on the soundside, circa 1953.
Mattie with her granddaughter and museum founder Carmen, circa 1955, in front of the grocery she opened on the soundside in 1914.
Certificate of listing on the NRHP
Aerial view of the property: