Fulfilling a dream, with the belief that we must collect and preserve our heritage before it is lost.
The Possible Dream – The First 10 Years The Treasures of Madison County, Inc. in Review 1995 *Museum of Madison County Board organizes. It begins when Madison is offered a collection of American naval officer uniforms in mint condition. Without the appropriate place for repository and display, the uniforms are donated to the Quitman Culture Center. *The Treasures of Madison County, Inc. is born. Work to establish a museum begins. The purpose is focused on preserving and celebrating the history of Madison County. *Judge Charles McClure loans W.T. Davis Opera House for meetings. *Party in the Park and an annual Tour of Homes are fundraisers to help increase awareness. 1996 *Photographic Archive Day with the Florida State Archives for the collection of Madison County historic photographs. *Historical Society votes to share Old Jail with the Treasures of Madison County, Inc. 1997 *County approved and funded by the Department of Transportation, the Old Jail renovation begins. 1998 *Old Jail renovation is completed. *The Treasures of Madison County Museum becomes reality with a facility to house artifacts. *The Treasures of Madison County acquires W.T. Davis Opera House building from Judge Charles McClure. *Plans for the Davis-McClure Art Center begin. 1999 *Application approved and funded for Historic Preservation Grant I. 2000 *Renovation of W.T. Davis Building Phase I. *Application approved and funded for Historic Preservation Grant II. 2001 *Renovation of W.T. Davis-McClure Art Center Phase II. 2003 *Renovation W.T. Davis-McClure Art Center Phase II complete. *Photographic Archive Day. *Application Historic Preservation Grant III (approved/not funded). 2004 *Publishes Photographic Treasures of Madison County, Volume I. 2005 *The Treasures of Madison County Museum moves to the W.T. Davis Building. *Photographic Archive Day. *Davis-McClure Art Center remains in plan.