Alex Haley House and Museum

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W. E. Palmer House
Henning Alex Haley Home and Memorial.jpg
Alex Haley's boyhood home in Henning, in 2007
Alex Haley House and Museum is located in Tennessee
Alex Haley House and Museum
Location 200 South Church Street, Henning, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°40′24″N 89°34′35″W / 35.67333°N 89.57639°W / 35.67333; -89.57639Coordinates: 35°40′24″N 89°34′35″W / 35.67333°N 89.57639°W / 35.67333; -89.57639
Built 1918
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Bungalow/Craftsman
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78002604
Added to NRHP December 14, 1978[1]

Alex Haley House and Museum State Historic Site is one of the Tennessee Historical Commission's state-owned historic sites and is located in Henning, Tennessee. It is open to the public and partially funded by an agreement with the Tennessee Historical Commission. It was originally known as W. E. Palmer House and was the boyhood home of author Alex Haley. He was buried on the grounds. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] In 2010, the site debuted the state-funded Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center which features a museum and interpretive center (designed by architect Louis Pounders) with exhibitions covering Haley's life.[2] [3]

Alex Haley's grave beside his boyhood home in Henning, in 2007

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Alex Haley House and Museum". Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ [1]

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