The Foyer The paintings and sculptures in the foyer are from the museum's permanent collection. Other paintings from our permanent collection are also on display in our galleries when there is no featured exhibit on view.
Moretti Sculptures from "The Marble City" Sylacauga is known as "The Marble City", because its marble is the hardest and whitest in the world. That is why Giuseppe Moretti, a famous Italian sculptor, chose Sylacauga marble for his sculptures. In the display cases, you will see samples of his work, along with the work of his student, and talented assistant, Geneva Mercer, and contemporary sculptors, Frank Fleming and Craigger Browne. One-of-a-kind Moretti sculptures are in the lobby. Gallery 1on the main floor houses an information exhibit of the archaeology and geological history, and chemical composition of Sylacauga's marble(calcium carbonate).
Native Sons Gallery Jim Nabors is a native of Sylacauga. A 1947 graduate of Sylacauga High School, he was featured in many musical programs in the high school's Glee Club, thus beginning his very successful singing career. Gallery 5 on the Second Floor hosts a collection of memorabilia of Jim Nabors including: photographs, caricatures, news clippings, albums, costumes, trophies and awards, spanning the entertainer's career from high school to theater and television.
Military History Gallery 4 of the museum hosts military memorabilia including photographs and uniforms dating back to the Civil War.
Archeology and Geology
Indian artifacts and other interesting archeological finds are on display, many of which were unearthed in archeological digs in Talladega County.
A replica of the Hodges meteorite is on display, along with written documentation of the incident of 1954 when a meteorite struck Sylacaugan, Mrs. Ann Hodges. At the time, this was the only recorded incidence of its kind.
Lower Level Hosts Pioneer Home
A simulated log cabin from pioneer days, Memorabilia, including old photographs, and items from Sylacauga's past can also be viewed on this level. A section in the lower level is also reserved for art classes. For more information about art classes for children students and adults, check the Art Classes page.