On October 22nd, 2016; Becky (my wife)and I visited Dayton, Tennessee to explore the original courthouse that housed the infamous “Scopes Trial”. There they had a small visitor’s center in the basement.
Here from July 10th to the 21st, 1925, John Thomas Scopes, a county high school teacher, was tried for teaching that man descended from a lower order of animals, in violation of the lately passed state law.
William Jennings Bryan assisted the prosecution; Clarence Darrow, Arthur Garfield Hays and Dudley Field Malone the defense.
Scopes was convicted. Later, that decade, the Supreme Court made a ruling that teaching Evolution was legal and creationism was illegal to be taught in a United States Science-Class.
Above is a picture of the untouched courthouse, along with the court room. This location changed the history of science and how it is taught in the United States.