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“3 "FREE" Museums All In One Place At The Cumberland Inn-Animals, Crosses & Sports”
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Cumberland Museum
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Owner description: The Cumberland Inn Museum hosts a variety of attractive displays. Among them you will find the University of the Cumberlands archives, several stamp, coin, and arrowhead collections, along with other interesting collections. However, when you visit you must not fail to see... This magnificent display contains hundreds of specimens ranging from the petite short-tailed Shrew to the gigantic Polar Bear, procured by Henry and Mary Henkelmann on expeditions from Africa to the Artic. The animals are displayed in surroundings created to match their natural habitats. A visit to this great exhibit fosters an appreciation of the beauty of life. The Carl Williams Cross collection is one of the world's largest, consisting of over 7,000 pieces collected over a 30 year period, and represents the love and dedication of the late Rev. Robert Williams of Louisville, Kentucky. Rev. Williams focused his ministry on informing people about the origins of the cross and its significance to Christianity. The collection is dedicated to the memory of Rev. Williams' son, Rev. Carl Williams, a Cumberland College graduate.
maitland, florida
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“3 "FREE" Museums All In One Place At The Cumberland Inn-Animals, Crosses & Sports”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

I had no idea about these museums before I got there. The 3 I am referring to are "The William Cross Museum" The Henkelmann Wildlife Science Museum" and The Sports Museum @ The Partriot Restaurant" All three will amuse you for hours. There was not a soul around the day we stayed on April 17,2013 and is was pouring down rain and 37 degrees so a perfect day not to rush out of the building. I especially loved the Animals. A close up look at them and what there names were called. That will be a big hit with any age kid.

Visited April 2013
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London, Kentucky
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“Nice bit of history”
Reviewed March 18, 2013

If you stop by the in to eat at the nice restaurant they have a small museum in the same building. It is a great review of the way things used to be in the area. If you have a little time and are in the area, it's worthwhile.

Visited April 2012
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EVANSVILLE
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“Small but informative”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

A small museum but full of information. Not boring. Lead guide, named Pam was very helpful and over the top with networking with the locals. She gave us instructions how to get to the locals to buy some Appalachia

Visited December 2012
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London, Kentucky
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“Old Timey Stuff!!!”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

Take a walk back through time and see how the old folks had to live. hundreds of items to discover and wonder how we survived without electricity. look through this stuff and be grateful for all the conveiniences of our modern times.. Hey, we got it made!!!

Visited February 2012
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