Walker County has received the 2023 Georgia County Excellence Award from the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) for its collaboration with the Walker County African American Historical and Alumni Association in establishing the Walker County African American Museum and Cultural Center. The museum highlights the contributions and experiences of African Americans in Walker County. The project involved the renovation of an old building and the support of various organizations, corporate partners, and community members. The grand opening in December 2022 featured an exhibit focusing on post-slavery history and notable individuals from Walker County.
The recognition reflects Walker County’s innovative approach to addressing local needs and forming meaningful partnerships. The establishment of the museum was made possible through community donations, showcasing the county’s commitment to inclusivity and preserving its diverse heritage. The Walker County African American Museum and Cultural Center stands as a testament to the county’s dedication to telling the complete story of its past for future generations to appreciate.