Hertford, North Carolina: Catfish Hunter Museum

Potential visitors: keep in mind that Catfish Hunter was not, in fact, a catfish hunter. He was a baseball player. This was his hometown.

Jim Catfish Hunter Museum

Address:
118 W. Market St., Hertford, NC
Directions:
Downtown. On the north side of Market St., just west of US Hwy 17/Church St., fourth building on the right.
Hours:
M-F 9:30-4:30, Sa by appt. only. (Call to verify)
Phone:
252-426-5657
Admission:
Free
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Catfish Hunter exhibit.

Catfish Hunter Museum

Major League Baseball star Jim "Catfish" Hunter was born (and died) in Hertford, and there's a small museum devoted to him in the downtown Perquimans County Chamber of Commerce/Visitor Center.

It has all sorts of Catfish memorabilia, most of it donated by fans and townspeople: caps, jackets, bats, balls, baseball cards, pennants, photographs, newspaper clippings, magazines, posters -- just about everything you would expect to find in a baseball hero's home town memorial. The donations continue to come in, too.

Not too long ago the museum moved from its original location to a much larger room across the hall.

[Dean Jeffrey, 02/15/2014]

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