Why the Whitwell Education and Heritage Center?

The veterans in our community do not have a place to display any memorabilia or even meet to support each other. Orena Humphreys Public Library, Whitwell Senior Citizen Center, and Whitwell Coal Miners' Museum are each housed in decrepit, 70+ year old buildings. There is a dire need for a new facility to better serve our community and it's members.

Our children and our community need to be aware of our rich heritage. The educational effects of this facility will be enormous! The location near all 3 schools would provide not only learning opportunities, but also open doors for community service and student involvement.

1130 Main St, Whitwell, TN 

Orena Humphreys Public Library

Currently, the Orena Humphreys Public Library is housed in the old Whitwell Middle School.

  • Monday
    • 08:30 am – 06:30 pm
  • Tue – Wed
    • 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
  • Thursday
    • Closed
  • Friday
    • 08:30 am – 05:00 pm
  • Saturday
    • 09:00 am – 01:30 pm
  • Sunday
    • Closed

900 S Main St, Whitwell, TN 

Whitwell Senior Citizens Center

Whitwell Senior Citizens Center is presently located in the basement of the Whitwell Coal Mining Museum.

  • Mon – Fri
    • 09:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Sat – Sun
    • Closed

Highway 28 - Located at Whitwell City Park, Whitwell, TN

Whitwell Veterans Center

Marion County Veterans Park is an area of the local park dedicated to remembering our veterans. Right now, this is the only place for our veterans to display memorabilia because they do not have a facility. They meet at City Hall the second Saturday of each month at 9:00 AM CST.

  • Mon – Sun
    • 07:00 am – 10:00 pm

900 S Main St, Whitwell, TN

Whitwell-Marion County 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. 

  • Mon – Fri
    • 08:00 am – 04:00 pm
  • Saturday
    • 08:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Sunday
    • Closed

1 Butterfly Lane Whitwell, TN

Children's Holocaust Memorial

The Children's Holocaust Memorial is currently located on the campus of Whitwell Middle School. The railcar would remain outside the school, but the artifacts library will be moved to a bigger, more museum-efficient space in order to help preserve the artifacts and their stories.

  • Mon – Fri
    • 08:00 am – 03:00 pm
  • Sat – Sun
    • Closed

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