Museum Interior with Park Superintent Mike Smith (retired 2017)Photo courtesy of Ernest Everett Blevins, MFA.
The Civilian Conservation Corps completed groundwork and remade the battlefield area into an outdoors recreation area. The museum is located in a former cabin and not built as a museum. In the 1970s it was broken into and many of the original items stolen—including some artifacts that were present at the battle. Photographed is the exterior of the house and a modern interior shot featuring now retired Park Superintendent Mike Smith.
“At Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park, the Civil War museum is housed in a former rental cabin built ca. 1935 by the CCC.”
National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form:
Site Visit, 9 March 2016
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on June 5, 2015.
Additional contributions by Ernest Everett Blevins, October 23, 2017.
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