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Sponsored by Childersburg Historical Preservation Commission
Saturday, November 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Rainwater Museum
Childersburg, AL

Handmade Jewelry, Wreaths, Ornaments, Bake Sale and more!

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  Butler-Harris-Rainwater Museum

History of the House

Butler Harris Rainwater Museum

The "Rainwater House" was given to C.H. Butler as a wedding gift on January 26, 1894 by his parents, George and Marion Butler, a couple well-to-do in business in Childersburg. The elder Butlers had bought the land from Minor and Sara Cliett in 1864.

Research makes in unclear when the house was placed on the land. Impressions of several people interviewed have indicated that the house could be older than 1894, perhaps the 70's.

On January 27,1993 (exactly ninety-nine years and one day after the wedding gift) the City of Childersburg bought the house from Mrs. Rainwater, through her power of attorney and granddaughter, Jan Cleveland Howard.

Butler Harris Rainwater Museum
Their plan was for the Childersburg Historic Commission to develop it into a House-useum and a museum of artifacts representing Childersburg's long history.

The Information above was provided by the Childersburg Chamber of Commerce.





See what's happening
at the Mill

See what's happening
at the Museum

The Mill Operates Year Round
with Hours
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wed. thru Sun.

$3.00 Adm.
Cash or Check