Seale’s Museum of Wonder draws tourists as artist makes treasure out of trash

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SEALE, Ala. – One man is making treasure out of everyone’s trash. Butch Anthony is putting Seale on the map in the process. He leaves nothing to the imagination, because art of all kinds lines the walls of his home and his Museum of Wonder.

Anthony started collecting nicknacks and doodads in the early 90’s. More than 20 years later, his museum draws tourists from all over the world. Visitors drop a dollar in the entrance slot, and witness what some call spooky, divine, and even brain-boggling. But Anthony says he takes pride in recycling junk and adding his own artful touch.

“I’m recycling,” Anthony said. “There’s no recycling center in Russell County. They had one, but they took it out. I don’t know why. Maybe because I was digging through the dumpster.”

Anthony adds that there’s not a day that goes by that he’s not working on something new to display. With every nook and cranny covered in collectables, Anthony says there’s still room for more. People all over the Chattahoochee Valley head out to the Possum Trot on Friday’s. There, they can bid on some of Anthony’s creations.

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