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McCreary County Museum, Stearns

#85 of 125 in Museums in Kentucky
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Located in the heart of historic downtown Stearns, KY the McCreary County Museum is housed in the old Stearns Coal and Lumber Company Corporate headquarters that was built in 1907. The Museum was founded in 1988 and we invite everyone to visit and explore our unique history.

The Museum is filled with historic documents, objects, and photographs pertaining to McCreary County and the Stearns Coal & Lumber Company. In addition to these exciting exhibits we have tried to show the culture and lifestyle of McCreary Countians over the years with social exhibits that include a sporting exhibit and musical exhibit. Our Museum overlooks the town of Stearns which features the Big South Fork Scenic Railway and local craft and gift shops.
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  • We rode the train to Barthell Coal Camp and then came here. The museum touched on many of the things we learned from the mine tour and added more depth to our learning experience.  more »
  • Local history of a company town, the Stearns family owners, and the workers. What I found most interesting was copies of pay checks, there was one for $0.00 and one for $ 0.04. That made me think...  more »
  • Interesting snapshot of early 20th Century America in the form of an old mining company town
  • Really great historical site.
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