From Trussville Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville History Museum will be open this Saturday Aug. 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The museum is located inside Heritage Hall at the corner of East Mall and Parkway Drive. The public is welcome to visit the museum, take in the unique artifacts on display, and learn about the history of Trussville.
“We want people to learn something about where Trussville came from,” Said Trussville Historical Board member, Jane Alexander. “For this reason, the museum will display items going all the way back to the beginning of Truss -what Trussville was known as before it was incorporated in 1947.”
Visitors will also be able to learn the history of local schools going back to the 19th Century, and many will be surprised to find that the original school colors were gold and black; it wasn’t until the 50s that the more familiar red and grey color scheme was adopted.
In addition, many other items will be displayed including personal effects of the Truss family, who were the first Europeans to build a residence in the area.
A special treat for the children will be a rotary phone and a corn sheller. These items may be handled and will provide a valuable perspective into the past.
The Trussville History Museum is available to the public a couple of times per month and will next be open on Saturday September 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
For more events like this, visit Trussevents.com.