Orena Humphrey's Public Library.
The Orena Humphreys Public Library will be the first building to be constructed at the new Heritage Project site. In the past, OHPL has been housed in the old Whitwell Middle School. We want to have a new building so that the Orena Humphreys Public Library can continue to serve its patrons in the surrounding communities in a convenient and pleasant environment.
Whitwell Senior Citizens Center
The Whitwell Senior Citizens Center is currently located in the basement of the Whitwell Coal Mining Museum. Our goal is to construct a new Senior Citizens Center so that they have a safe and convenient place to meet and gather for fellowship and to participate in a variety of activities.
Whitwell Veterans Center
The Whitwell Veterans Center meets on the second Saturday, 9AM at City Hall. We want a new Veterans Center to showcase and celebrate the history of Veterans in our area.
Whitwell Coal Miners' Museum
Located in the former Orena Humphrey Public Library, the Whitwell-Marion County Coal Miners Museum tells the story of underground coal mining, once the primary industry of Marion County. It also brings to life the story of the miners and their work through exhibits and retired coal miners who staff the museum. The museum would be the third building to be constructed at the Heritage Project site.
Children's Holocaust Memorial
The Children's Holocaust Memorial is currently located on the campus of Whitwell Middle School. Our second goal is to relocate the memorial and construct a new museum at the Heritage Project site. This will allow more access to the memorial by the public.