A great place to begin a tour of Hohenwald is the Lewis County Museum of Natural History and Discovery Center. Located at 108 East Main Street, the Museum presents the story of Lewis County, beginning with the prehistoric peoples who built hunting camps here.
You will see some of the oldest pottery shards uncovered in the southeastern U.S. The exhibit on Meriwether Lewis includes the key to the cabin where Lewis died. Exhibits on early American Settlement, the Civil War, Gordonsburg Mining and Swiss settlement will give a better understanding of what you will see in Lewis County. The Museum also contains one of the largest collections of wild game trophies in the western hemisphere. The recorded voices of Dan and Margaret Maddox, who acquired the collection over half a century, guide you through the exhibits. Dan Maddox built Nashville's famed RCA Studio B and owned a farm in Lewis County. New video presentation show the African animals in their natural habitats. The Discovery Center, on the Museum campus, allows visitors to explore the relationship between humans and nature and then see how humans have adapted to the environment. Also under construction is a replica of Lewis and Clark's Fort Mandan, an early 1800 era cabin and the Ice House classroom. You can also view the original stones that covered the grave of Meriwether Lewis for over 150 years.
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