Attractions Near Hayesville, North Carolina

The Clay County Historical and Arts Council Museum Hayesville NC

New exhibits this year include the following:
    Plein Air Exhibit from Plein Air Painters of Southern Appalachia.

    Summer exhibit of spinning wheels from around the world from the collection of Glen and Betty Love.

    Larger and improved geology exhibit including gems, rocks and minerals found in Clay County.

    Fabulous Feed Sacks exhibit - Back by popular demand as a permanent exhibit.  Gives history of feed sacks, items made from them, and has a great collection of sacks.

The Clay County Historical & Arts Council Museum is housed in the Old County Jail which was constructed in 1912 and used as a jail until 1972. The Museum displays items pertinent to the history of the area through changing exhibits. Visitors will enjoy the many pictures of life as it was in the old days, school house artifacts, a collection of farm equipment and Indian artifacts from a local excavation. The museum is dedicated to the memory of Dr. John Killian, a beloved turn of the century doctor in Clay County. The Museum houses a replica of the office of Dr. Paul Killian and many of his medical implements.
Address: 21 Davis Loop, Hayesville, NC 28904, 1 block from the square
Telephone: (828)389-6814

Hours: Opens for the season on Saturday, May 26.

    Then open Tue. - Sat. 10AM - 4PM through Labor Day

    After Labor Day open Fri. & Sat. 10AM - 4PM through Sept. and Oct.

Groups can schedule special group tours for things like school groups and family reunions by contacting the president of the council Sara Smith. We love to introduce folks from both near and far, young and old to our fine collection of Clay County History and Arts.

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