The McNairy County Historical Museum

114 N Third St., Selmer, TN 38375; (731) 646-0018
The historic Ritz Theater Building provides the perfect showplace to display items of the county’s history. The Museum has a unique layout with a large center gallery that displays various aspects of life in the early McNairy County. There are seven side rooms that offer a different way of viewing the history of the county. There are the School Room, the Civil War Room, the Church Room, the Healing Arts Room, and the Business and Agriculture Rooms. Museum hours are Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 1-4 p.m., other times by appointment. Groups are welcome and the museum is handicapped accessible.

Rockabilly Highway Murals

Selmer, TN  38375
Commissioned by Arts in McNairy, Jackson Arts Council, Tennessee Arts Commission as well as the McNairy County Regional Alliance and Selmer Business Alliance, Selmer is now home to two beautiful murals painted by Nashville artist Brian Tull.  These public art landmarks were created in conjunction with the naming of the Rockabilly Highway.  Fifty-five miles of U.S. Highway 45 between Madison County (Jackson, TN) and McNairy County (Selmer, TN) to the Mississippi state line were officially named Rockabilly Highway on March 26, 2008.  Selmer’s Rockabilly Highway Murals are a celebration of Rockabilly Music and West Tennessee’s musical heritage.  The McNairy County Music Hall of Fame (MCMHF) is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of McNairy County’s distinctive and rich musical heritage. MCMHF was conceived, and is sponsored by, Arts in McNairy’s traditional arts committee to honor those individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, sites, etc. who have strengthened or positively impacted McNairy County’s unique musical heritage, or left a lasting cultural legacy. Honorees are recognized annually with a tribute concert and induction ceremony at the historic Latta Building in downtown Selmer. Short bios and other information on inductees are featured on McNairy County Trail of Music Legends (and its companion app) in downtown Selmer, while full induction speeches are posted on the Trail's official website.  Learn more about the inductees to the McNairy County Music Hall of Fame, make a nomination, and walk the Trail of Music Legends!

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