Charles Thomas Butler was appointed Director of the Columbus Museum in 1994, and over the past twenty years of his leadership the Museum's permanent collection has grown from some 5,000 objects to more than 10,000. The quality of the collection has likewise increased, and our objects offer insight into the nation's rich history from the late 18th century to the present. The collections represent the complex character, dynamic spirit and innovative ideas that have shaped American art and regional culture.

Butler has stated, "The Columbus Museum is a point of civic, state and regional pride which has sought always to meet the standards of excellence envisioned and upheld by the original founders. The citizens of Muscogee County, of Georgia and of the entire Southeast are the beneficiaries of the successes gained through the hard work of the donors, trustees, staff, volunteers and members. And it is to future generations, who should be proud to know of the legacy which has been given to them, that this history is offered."

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