Thank You: "Opelika Giving Day" you donated $2,000 for the "Old Nancy" building. We're expecting this $55,000 project be finished by fall of 2021. Stay tuned.
 Opelika and the nation has lost a true American hero. Command Sgt. Bennie Adkins.

We will miss you Bennie

Thank Lee County Farmers Federation for your $5,000 donation to build a permanent home for "OLD NANCY"

Celebrating 30 Years
The Party Was A Success
 Meet our Newest  Artifact

NEW Summer Flowers
Planted by
Kexin Sun our Graduate Intern

Vintage Hudson Neon Sign
 Donated by George Dyar
Little Free Library Eagle Project
LukePrice, Eagle Project "A Lending Library"
Jim Hardin (l), Glenn Buxton (M) Luke Price (r)
The museum presented 1st book for library a copy of
Nimrod Frazer's "Send the Alabamaians"

Veterans Day

Museum Visits
Carver Elementary
September 14, 2018

Museum Visits
West Forest Elementary
September 21, 2018

 First Responders Exhibit 

                                           John T. & Eleanor Harris
Lu Wang Summer AU Intern 


The picture on left was found in the photo archive.
--Pictured restored on right.
If you know who she is, notify the musuem

Taste of Town 2018

Museum Remember
Col. Albert Killian
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Newest Artifact
1920 Era Sidewalk Barber Pole

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 Newest Addition to Museum
1928 Baby Grand Player Piano

 Opelika Christmas Parade
December 10, 2016


 1904 Edison Wax Cylinder


Mayor Gary Fuller Congratulates Local Hero
Bennie Adkins

Glenn Buxton, Welcomes Guests to the Museum

Bennie Adkins signs the Medal of Honor Stamps


Nimrod Frazer author of "Send the Alabamians" signed his book for museum visitors.
Mr. Frazer signed books for the museum and on sale now. Limited quantity

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    Located in the heart of Opelika’s downtown historic district at 121 South th Street, on the old Clement hotel site, the Museum of East Alabama first opened its doors in August 1989. Adjacent to the Lee County Courthouse square, the museum now houses over 5,000 artifacts including both th, and th century local, state and general history items. With over 2,000 visitors yearly since its opening, hundred of visitors receive a look and education about the East Alabama area, Opelika, and Alabama history.

    Museum of East Alabama
    Historic Downtown Opelika

    121 S. 9th St.
    Museum Hours:
    Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 4pm
    Saturday: 2pm - 4pm
    Closed: Sunday & Monday

    Admission: Free
                         Donations Accepted                       

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New 2021 Officers

President: Jim Hardin
VP Bob Renie
Secretary: Todd Rauch
Treasurer: Kathy Penton

Museum Remembers 

Museum Remembers Early Years
Thank You Oline Price for photo's
John T Eleanor Harris
Let the Party Begin

Anna Asbury, Roslyn Stern, Volunteers

Happy Birthday

The Table Set  

John T. Harris

Visitor from China

Ann Williams left brings Annie
a visitor from China
Reiner Frank
Donated Opelika POW
Letter to Mother
From His Uncle
Edward Schmitt

Edward Schmitt was killed in a
Logging Accident at Camp Opelika.
Buried @ Ft. Benning