Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Lewis County Historical Society

  • Hohenwald, TN
  • www.lewiscountymuseum.com

Mission Statement

Dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of Lewis County's natural, aboriginal, civil, political, military, literacy and ecclesiastical history. We operate Lewis County Museum of Natural History.

Main Programs

  1. Lewis County Museum of Natural History
Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

TN - Lewis

ruling year

1989

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Barbara Hinson

Keywords

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Meriwether Lewis, exotic animal trophies, local family histories

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EIN

58-1568588

 Number

2263901873

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Last year, 2,000 people visited the Lewis County Museum of Natural History, which includes 250 students. We also take care of and maintain the city park across the street from the Museum. In this city block we have a theater, park, two railcars and train depot and the discovery center occupies the rest of the block, which we maintain all.

Programs

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Program 1

Lewis County Museum of Natural History

The Lewis County Museum and Hohenwald Discovery Center provide a walk through a time line of local history and an exploration of exotic animals from around the world. Beginning with some of the earliest artifacts found in the southeast, the visitor can view pieces of history from the Tennessee frontier, Civil War relics, and items that tell how miners and European immigrants came to settle Lewis County and Hohenwald. The most famous American buried in Lewis County is the great explorer Meriwether Lewis of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, and the story of his life and mysterious death are also told. The Dan and Margaret Maddox collection provides close up views of exotic animal mounts from some of the remotest areas on Earth. At one time, the collection was the fourth largest in the western hemisphere. The outdoor Discovery Center includes an almost full-scale replica of Lewis and Clark's Fort Mandan, a pre-historic village and an early cabin area, all under construction. Nature walks are also being developed.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

TN - Lewis

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

1. We always need operating financial support. 2. We are redoing a theater located two doors down from the Museum - Strand Theater. 3. We maintained the city park across the street from the Museum. 4. We maintained two railroad cars and old train depot.

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THE LEWIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY INC
Fiscal year: May 01-Apr 30

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Lewis County Historical Society

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Principal Officer

Barbara Hinson

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Barbara Hinson

Retired Principal Elementary School

Term: Jan 2009 - Dec 2015

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