John R. Cook, who founded Cook’s Pest Control in Decatur (pop. 53,929), developed Cook’s Natural Science Museum in the 1960s to share his private bug collection, which he used for employee training. Today, the 5,000-square-foot museum, built in 1980, is open free to the public and is one of the largest animal and insect museums in the South.
Cook’s Bug Collection Museum
Odd Collections, On the Road, People, TriviaBy American Profile on September 6, 2009