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Sylacauga - Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center

711 North Broadway Avenue

The Isabel Anderson Comer Museum and Arts Center houses a permanent art collection as well as Indian artifacts and Civil War and World War II memorabilia. Exhibits dedicated to local notable figures include Jim Nabors, who played Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show and Bill Nichols, former U.S. Congressman, among others

The museum was opened in 1982 and is named for its founder, Mrs. Isabel Anderson Comer, who conceived the idea in 1977.After several years of meetings, planning, and negotiations, the museum opened its doors in 1982. Prior to becoming a museum, the building was a public library. The dark area on the floor in the foyer shows the location of the check-out desk. It was Mrs. Comer's inspiration and untiring efforts, along with help from many other Sylacaugans, that brought the metamorphosis from a library to a museum.


Joyce Allen

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017
Chock-full of local talent, a must see and a good way to spend the afternoon.

Deirdre Gunn

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016
This is a must see if you are in this area! They feature new artists frequently, and showcase some beautiful Native American artifacts and clothing.

James Cardwell

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016
A hidden treasure! Stop by and visit!!!

Don Smith

Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

A Google User

Friday, Oct. 2, 2009
A visitor from Australia and a fan of Jim Nabors for 52 years I was absolutely delighted to be able to visit this wonderful Museum and see the many interesting tributes to him clothes of bygone years & gold and platinum records for one who shared his wonderful talents with the world &enjoyed by millions. I was given a number of gifts including a limited edition of the lithograph of Jim and Sgt.Carter. This is now signed with a personal note by Jim and hangs with pride on the wall behind my computer. The entire museum was well presented and the hours I spent there will go down as one of my treasured memories. This is really saying soething as I havve visited some 60 countries, seen wonderful displays but this will always be an evergreen memory for me. A big thank you (I sent a personal one) to all who look after this and treasure all exhibits on display in the entire museum.Betty Gregory N.S.W. Aust. 3rd.Oct.2009

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