We ended up with a gleaming interior…and it was completely empty.
Thanks to the generosity of David Summerlin and Jerry Hall we were able to create an interesting display on folding tables around the room.
Other displays have included Badin churches and the Best of Badin Festival and we have plans for many more rotating exhibits.
But we are most proud of our permanent display. A visitor can follow the history of Badin as he or she circles the room. A personal guide gives a brief history of each event. To get an idea of this process, go to our Museum Tour page.
But of course there is nothing like the real thing, so please visit when you can. We are open every Sunday from 2 PM to 5 PM and give private tours by appointment. Call David Summerlin at 704-422-3713, or Bridget Huckabee at 704-422-3873.
ARTIFACTS NEEDED FOR BADIN HISTORICAL MUSEUM
If you have any of the following artifacts, please consider donating them to Badin Museum. Your donations are tax deductible.
Hardaway Indian Site commemorative bronze Arrowheads Complete pottery pieces Hardaway Construction Site photos Alcoa: salesman’s sampler Early Alcoa construction photos Early Alcoa construction items Photos of convicts arriving at construction site of Narrows Dam World War I photos, uniforms and medals Old photos of ballparks in Badin and West Badin with teams, etc Photos of Badin fraternal groups, emblems or hats Articles and early photos of West Badin Mementos of West Badin school Badin kindergarten: any photos, mementos, etc. Opera House memorabilia Early activity on Badin Lake Badin Club House Old golf club memorabilia Badin Hospital memorabilia Advertising mementos from Badin businesses Palmerville memorabilia