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.
Board of Directors
Steve Sanderson — Chair
Bo Miller, Director — 662-256-2761
The Amory Regional Museum is a vital part of the community and depends on the support of our visitors and citizens. There are many different ways to support our museum – by visiting the museum, by donating historical artifacts or by monetary support. A bequest to the museum is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy to the museum and the City of Amory, as well as ensuring the museum’s future. Currently, the Museum is offering brick pavers for sale that can be used to honor or remember someone as well as to mark a special occasion or event. Each paver is $75.00 and can be purchased from any museum staff member. For more information, please call 662-256-2761.
“Friends of the Amory Regional Museum” is our support group that helps provide for exhibits and other activities at the museum. Memberships are as follows: one year membership is $35.00 which includes a Tshirt; $30.00 for senior citizens (60 & over) and students also includes a Tshirt; a lifetime membership is $500.00. Please contact Bo Miller for more information.
Tuesday–Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays