Address
208 North Ohio Avenue
Live Oak, FL 32064
phone: 386-362-1776
e-mail: suwanneemuseum@yahoo.com
Hours
Admissions
Free
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Torrance Randy, Executive Director/Curator

Description

The mission of the Suwannee County Museum is the locating, collecting, preserving, recording and exhibiting of objects and artifacts illustrative of the history of Suwannee County and the northern part of Florida. We interpret these items for the purpose of cultural recreation and education for the citizens of Suwannee County and visitors to our area.

In addition to exhibits and items of cultural value, the museum has a TELEPHONY exhibit which features a working DIAL TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, antique switchboards and telephones representing the history of telecommunications in the Suwannee Valley. This is a hands-on exhibit where visitors can see first hand how early telephone systems worked! In addition to Telephony, the Suwannee County Museum offers an extensive photo collection and a display of local Railroad history in its Freightroom Gallery. Through its guided tour, the museum works to tell the stories of Suwannee County, its events and people.

Mission

The mission of the Suwannee County Museum is the locating, collecting, preserving, recording and exhibiting of objects and artifacts illustrative of the history of Suwannee County and the northern part of Florida. We interpret these items for the purpose of cultural recreation and education for the citizens of Suwannee County and visitors to our area.

Research Collections

Documentation and records tracing the history of telecommunications in the area from the early 1900's. Area newspapers, school annuals and other sources of local history are available for review.

Educational Programs

Interpretive tours are available for all areas of the museum with hands-on demonstration of systems in the Telephony exhibit.

    Governance

    Public Non-Profit

    Library

    Access: General Public

    Appointment required: No

    ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    Gift Shop