The mission of the Sumner County Museum is to collect, preserve, study and exhibit those objects and artifacts that serve to illustrate the study of man and nature in this county. Understanding our heritage is basic to our way of life, providing a better appreciation of our state and country. The Museum disseminates knowledge and stimulates interest through materials, publications, information services and otherwise, by holding meetings, and by arranging special programs for the furtherance of the purpose of the Museum.
The Sumner County Museum began in the 1970’s with the vision of John Garrott, a local business man who also has the love and knowledge of history of the county. In the early 1970’s Robert Ramsey sold his business and wanted to give some money for establishment of a Museum. He also had some items to donate.