Tryon Historical Museum planning new exhibits for re-opening in March

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Tryon Historical Museum is closing for the month of February in order to plan and set up a new group of exhibits for a re-opening in early March.

Recently, funding was obtained through the Polk County Community Foundation and the Reynolds Foundation enabling the museum to buy office furniture, equipment and new display and exhibit pieces to enhance the collections housed at the museum.

Happy McLeod, president of the board of directors, indicated that the funds would be used to better achieve the mission of the museum, which is to tell Tryon’s story.

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Some of the themes of the new exhibits will be showcasing the life of Nina Simone, the McCall Dentistry Office, the history of Harmon Field as an equestrian center, a view of the Cotton Patch Farm and Willis and Jacque Kuhn and a history of the oldest churches in Tryon.

The museum, located at 26 Maple St. in Tryon, is normally open on Thursdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is staffed by volunteers during those hours.

To become involved in the museum, serve on the board of directors, become an advisor, to volunteer and/or to be a donor, contact Happy McLeod at

– article submitted by Christine Mariotti