The Scottsboro Jackson Heritage Center is a historical and a cultural museum dedicated to representing the rich history, customs, traditions and art of Jackson County. The museum is composed of three separate exhibit areas: The 1880 antebellum Brown-Proctor House, the pioneer village Sagetown, and the Little Courthouse.
Visitors to the Scottsboro Jackson Heritage Center are taken back in time over 12,000 years to the period when Native Americans first entered Jackson County. Through a large private collection of Indian pottery and tools from Jackson County and exhibits, visitors learn about Native Americans and their tribes from the Paelo and Archaic periods through the Woodland period and to the Mississippian Period.
A tour of the Scottsboro Jackson Heritage Center also takes visitors on a journey back to when the area was established as Jackson County on December 13, 1819. A walk through Sagetown, a pioneer town consisting of original log structures dating between 1820-1880, shows the changes that occurred with the construction of the Memphis-Charleston railroad. Other exhibits demonstrate the role the area played in the Civil War and the attempts by some to secede from Alabama.
The Heritage Center is home to public records dating as far back as 1820 along with many medical and store ledgers dating from the 1830's to the 1890's. Anyone wishing to conduct genealogical research, the library contains a number of area histories and family histories and research may be conducted during regular museum hours.
In addition to tours and genealogical research, the Heritage Center exhibits various art expositions and traveling exhibits.