The City of Amory Regional Museum is dedicated to preserve, curate and archive historical significant regional history, genealogical interest, and provide innovative, educational programming that celebrates the culture and community of Amory, Mississippi and the surrounding area.
In 1916, philanthropist E.D. Gilmore constructed the Gilmore Sanitarium, a priceless gift to the people of Amory and Monroe County. The Sanitarium served as a nursing home from 1961 until 1965. The Sanitarium stood vacant until 1974, when in August of that year the Amory Bicentennial Committee, as part of its “Project ’76”, decided a city museum was in order. On July 1, 1975, the Sanitarium was placed on the Mississippi State Registry of Historic Sites. In February, 1976, the Amory Arts Council accepted from the Gilmore Foundation the deed to the Gilmore Sanitarium.
The Amory Regional Museum was officially dedicated on June 27, 1976. The Gallery Annex was added to the Museum in 2007 with funding provided by grants from the Mississippi legislature, The Mississippi Arts Commission, corporate and private donations and the Gilmore Foundation; an organization that has exemplified the kind of civic stewardship that E.D. Gilmore first showed almost 100 years ago.
Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Director: Bo Miller, email@example.com