The Columns Museum, operated by the Pike County Historical Society, is housed in a Neo-Greek Revival mansion and showcases a fine collection of art, artifacts and ephemera from various periods with a special focus on Pike County and its periphery. Of particular note and pride, The Columns displays the blood stained flag which cushioned President Lincoln’s head after he was shot by Confederate sympathizer and actor John Wilkes Booth during a performance of “American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in April of 1865. Civil War artifacts, historic farm tools and firearms, Native American artifacts, the Hiawatha stagecoach, vintage gowns and uniforms, photo albums and period letters, musical instruments, kitchenware, not to mention special seasonal exhibits are all on display.