The Morton Museum of Collierville History collects, preserves, and interprets Collierville's dynamic history to make the past tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today's diverse community and for generations to come.

About the Building

The Collierville Christian Church was founded in Fayette County, near the end of the Civil War. Construction began at the location near the corner of Main and Poplar in 1873. Renovations to the building were in 1906, and again in the 1950’s. This historic landmark was built as a one-story frame vernacular Gothic Revival with a two-story corner tower and steeple. The tower housed the largest bell in Shelby County, weighing 800 pounds. Collierville Christian Church worshiped at the Gothic white building from 1873 until 1992.

Mr. Morgan Morton and his family gifted the building and grounds of the Museum to the Town of Collierville in 2008. After almost 4 years of fundraising and volunteerism by Collierville Residents, the Museum opened in June 2012. The Museum offers a permanent exhibition space, temporary exhibitions, a community art gallery, reading room, and event rentals. Extensive renovations to the building have transformed it into a vibrant community asset.

Access and Inclusivity

At the Morton Museum, you can always enjoy free entry, participate in engaging programs, workshops, and events, and explore fascinating exhibitions. We make it a priority to ensure that our content and exhibitions are accessible to everyone. Our staff are passionate about providing educational opportunities and programming that promote a fair and inclusive community for all.