To nurture awareness and appreciation of the history of Perry County through the collection and preservation of artifacts so that present and future generations may understand, appreciate, and learn from the past.
About the Museum
The Perry County Museum, located at the old Perry County Courthouse in Cannelton, is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization. Artifact and financial donations are greatly appreciated. The building was purchased by the Perry County Museum Board of Trustees in December 1998. The former courthouse is in the French Renaissance style, yellow brick with Bedford limestone lintels and massive sandstone foundation which was quarried from the hills near Cannelton. It was built in 1896 and served as the county seat until 1994.