We are located in Cordova Community Center, formerly the old Cordova School building.
Location: 1017 N. Sanga, Cordova, TN 38018
The Museum is not funded by state or local government and operates through its own fundraising efforts. Any gifts and donations are appreciated to help keep the Museum open and FREE to all.
We are asking the public to bring in historic photos to Cordova Museum and allow them to be scanned. You keep the originals (unless you would like to donate them) and we just scan a copy.
The museum is collecting, digitizing, tagging and sharing old photos in order to preserve local history. Whether it is a landscape photos, historic buildings, ancestors, family portraits, social gatherings, farms and farming, way of life when Cordova was rural, etc.....we would like a copy. These are all black and white photos...maybe even tin type. These photos are usually one of a kind and with today's technology these can be shared and enjoyed, especially be other family members and descendants. It is important to get the oldest family members to help identify relatives before it is too late to ask them. Write on the back of the photo with a #2 lead pencil.....never pen. Try to determine the year and location of the photograph.
The museum is able to tag the photo collection on computer to preserve and share them. Some may be used in future book publications of Cordova history.
We are also conducting oral history interviews. Any of the senior citizens that grew up here, born before 1940, that are willing to talk and share memories about growing up in Cordova is welcome to call and set up an interview at the museum. We'd love to record their voice, type a transcription and keep this on file for future generations.
Visit the museum. You can do family tree research there for free and you may discover that we have photos of your ancestors in the museum's photo collection!
If you would like to become a volunteer at the museum and learn how to help us scan and tag photos please contact us for an interview.
Our MISSION is to collect, preserve and present the town's history and to document, preserve and share the lineage of the early settlers and their neighbors.
Our GOAL is to promote community bonding and appreciation of local history among established residents, newcomers and visitors to Cordova.