Last updated: 4/22/2013
Collierville, Tennessee
Street Address
196 Main Street
Collierville, TN 38017
Mailing Address
196 Main Street
Collierville, TN 38017
Hours
Wednesday - Friday10 AM - 4 PM
Saturday1 PM - 5 PM
Sunday - Tuesdayclosed
Admissions
Free
Services
Special Event Rental
Staff
Ashley Carver, Director
phone: 901-457-2650
Description

Situated in Collierville's Historic Downtown, the Morton Museum invites visitors to explore Collierville's rich heritage. Permanent and changing exhibitions engage friends, families, and children in interactive learning opportunities. Growing collections highlight unique experiences and events in the town's past. The Museum is located at the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Main Street just off the historic Town Square in downtown Collierville.

Mission

The Morton Museum acts as the gateway to Collierville's Historic District. Begin at the Museum, take-in the exhibitions, historic objects, and breathtaking architecture. Then continue your visit by strolling down Main Street, where you'll be greeted by a Rockwellian Scene: a beautifully landscaped Town Square with gazebo, one-of-a-kind boutique shops and dining experiences, and a historic train depot. Need directions or recommendations? The Museum's Visitor Center can help! From Civil War Buffs to high-end fashionistas, Collierville has something for you.

History

Mr. Morgan Morton and his family gifted the building and grounds of the Museum to the Town of Collierville in 2008. After almost 4 years of fundraising and volunteerism by Collierville Residents, the Museum is ready to open. The Museum will offer a permanent exhibition space, temporary exhibitions, a community art gallery, reading room, and event rentals. Extensive renovations to the building have transformed it into a vibrant community asset. The Museum boasts always free admission.

Facilities

Lecture Halls

Performance Areas

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Special Events and Rentals

The Morton Museum of Collierville History is the perfect setting for your special occasion. Little decoration is needed when you have a backdrop of classic stained glass windows and vintage chandeliers. We are minutes away from Historic Downtown Collierville and located on Poplar Avenue for easy access and convienence. Our venue has a capacity of 194 people, however for a sit down event the number is closer to 100. The Museum is available for a variety of special events including (but not limited to) weddings, rehearsal dinners, corporate dinning experiences, and more. For more information on date availability, rental rates, and additional information, please contact the Museum via email , or phone (901) 457-2650.

Special Event Rental

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