Not Just Our History, but American History
There is a wealth of history to be discovered at the Big Sandy Heritage Center. Come and see the tools utilized by our ancestors to tame the wilds of Appalachia. View artifacts from our history that both inspire and serve as a reminder of the costs paid and the mistakes made to shape the modern day world. Learn of Native American culture from our region, as well as African American history and the significance the area had during the Civil War. There is so much to learn, and there is no better place to experience our culture than the Big Sandy Heritage Center. Plan your visit today!
Origin of the Museum
Today, the museum displays hundreds of exhibits and relics covering all areas of the history of the Big Sandy Valley from Civil War days to Mayor William Hambley’s Cut-Through project and Pikeville’s entrance into the world of minor-league and pre-professional sports.
Everett Johnson has stayed on as curator for all eight years of the museums existence and invites you to visit and see some of his most memorable exhibits.
Admission and Hours of Operation
The Big Sandy Heritage Center is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends are also available upon reservation. Admission: Adults: $3.00, Children: $2.00, Seniors: $2.00
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