Humboldt/Gibson County

West Tennessee Strawberry Festival/Historical Museum

1200 Main Street, Humboldt, TN  38343; (731) 784-7770;Fax: (731) 784-1573; E-mail: strawberrymuseum@bellsouth.net
Housed in a restored 1912 building formerly City Hall, this museum contains memorabilia from the longest continuously running festival in the South – the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival. A variety of displays evoke memories of past festivals, including band and majorette uniforms, pageant gowns, posters, magazines, and photographs. The Historical Museum contains photographs and items from Humboldt businesses, military uniforms, medals and weaponry, post office and bank documents, telegraph equipment, and many more items from Humboldt’s past. The building includes the original jail and police exhibit. Art center is upstairs. No admission charge, tour and school groups welcome. M-W-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment. Closed on Holidays. Handicapped accessible.

West Tennessee Regional Art Center

1200 Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343; (731) 784-1787; E-Mail: wtrac@aeneas.net; Web Site: www.wtrac.tn.org
Opened in 1994 in Humboldt’s restored former City Hall building, the West Tennessee Regional Art Center takes pride in being Tennessee’s only permanent fine arts museum between Nashville and Memphis. The original collection was donated by Dr. Benjamin and Gertrude Caldwell for the purpose of cultural education for people of all ages throughout West Tennessee. Oil paintings, sculpture, watercolor paintings, drawings, prints and lithographs, pastels, and silk-screens comprise the Caldwell Collection. Marge and Dr. William Ewers, also of Nashville, have donated their collection, art gathered from around the world. Ms. Lois Currie has also donated her Boehms Birds collection, one enjoyed by people of all ages. The Downstairs Galleries provide a changing showcase for works by regional artists. In addition, WTRAC offers guided tours and hands-on art activities for children. Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There is no admission fee but contributions are appreciated to support the future of the Center.

Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library and History Museum

Corner of 9th. Ave and Vine Street in the historic Crossing area of Humboldt, TN; Contact: Jerry Marable (731) 424-5249 or (731) 225-3269; Web site: www.stigallmuseum.org
Mission Statement: To develop the recognition of the Tom & O. E. Stigall Ethnic Library and History Museum as a representation of art and historical artifacts. To provide opportunity for artists to create, and for people of all ages to share in gratification of that creation. The museum will be a focal point for the social and educational life in our community and surrounding areas. To display historical items of our community and culture (paintings, drawings, other artifacts and written information). To develop an appreciation and an understanding of heritage. Open Thurs., Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Humboldt Chamber of Commerce

1200 Main Street, Humboldt, TN 38343; (731) 784-1842; Fax: (731) 784-1573; E-Mail: cindy@humboldttnchamber.org; Web Site: www.humboldttnchamber.org
For over 100 years, the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce has served the citizens and businesses of Humboldt with dedication and leadership in economic growth and community development. Since 1934, the Chamber has coordinated the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival (www.wtsf.org), one of the premier attractions in Tennessee each spring, held the first full week in May. In addition to the Festival, Humboldt is home to the highly acclaimed West Tennessee Regional Art Center (www.wtrac.tn.org) displaying art work from local, regional, and nationally known artists. Also located in the same building with the Chamber and the Art Center is the Strawberry Festival Museum, home of a collection of artifacts and memorabilia from Humboldt’s grandeur history that dates back to the early 19th century. “Make Humboldt Your Destination...Where All Business is Big Business!”

Crown Winery

3538 E Mitchell Street/Hwy. 152 E, Humboldt, TN 38343;(731) 784-8100; Fax: (731) 784-2696; E-Mail: thecrownwinery@aol.com; Web Site: www.crownwinery.com
Our vineyards stretch to the south and west and create a stunning backdrop to our Tuscany-style villa.  The winery is a unique combination of necessity, science, and renewable energy.  The wine production and storage area is built into the hill, which provides natural cooling through the heat of the Tennessee summers.  A large solar system generates power to this building and the connecting villa, which provides a majestic haven for weddings and private parties as well as the traditional tasting room and retail area.  Wine tasting and tours are available.  Located in HRH Vineyards in Humboldt City Limits - one minute off Hwy. 45 Bypass.  Summer hours: Tues.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.  Winter hours: (Jan.-Mar.) Sun.-Thurs. open by appointment only. Call (731) 784-4666. Open Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.