History fans are in for a treat at the upcoming Guntersville Museum Vintage Map Exhibit.
Guntersville Museum Director Julie Patton said the new exhibit would run from June 16 through September 1. She said it would feature more than 40 maps of Alabama, Marshall County, Guntersville and the Tennessee River.
The exhibit includes maps of the southern territory prior to and after Alabama statehood, early 20th Century Marshall County property maps, Guntersville street maps prior to the lake formation and Civil War maps, according to Patton.
She said the maps on exhibit are from the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the Marshall County Archives, the Historical Society of Guntersville and the Guntersville Museum.
According to Patton, headlining the exhibit are maps from the private collection of David Jones. She said he’s been collecting rare maps for over 30 years with a special interest in early maps of the Tennessee River.
She said Jones would lead a Lake Guntersville Chamber of Commerce walking tour on June 15 at 10 a.m. at the museum.
“David will discuss early Tennessee River history while sharing his map collection of the area,” Patton said. “Visitors attending the walking tour will enjoy a preview of the entire exhibit.”
The Guntersville Museum is located at 1215 Rayburn Avenue in Guntersville. For more information, call 256-571-7597.