By investing in the Living Heritage Museum, you will be putting your money to work for the community and schools, reaching over 20,000 visitors to the Museum as well as over 3,000 school children annually.
Created for those special people who routinely rise above the ordinary, both in terms of personal and financial support, the Heritage Club helps to ensure the success of the Living Heritage Museum and the continued preservation of our community treasures.
Contribute to the Living Heritage Museum's future by planning for a special kind of gift. Although cash contributions are always appreciated, there are other creative and flexible options that can benefit you and the Museum. You can help ensure the Museum's future by creating a trust while you are living or by including the Living Heritage Museum in your will. Call 423-745-0329 to speak with a Museum representative about Planned Giving.
Are you contemplating–and dreading–holding a garage sale? Consider skipping the entire thing and taking your gently-used items to the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum for our Annual Trash and Treasure Sale. Not only will your donation be helping those in need, you’ll be padding your pocketbook as well. People donating to the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Trash and Treasure Sale can receive a tax-credit receipt upon request.
For many, many years in the spring, the Annual Trash and Treasure Sale--hosted by the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum and organized by the Museum Guild--has been the museum's important fund-raiser. And while the sale is in the spring, the Guild is always looking for your gently used, quality items to donate to this good cause. This is one of the biggest fundraisers for the Museum Guild, and all proceeds are donated to fund the operating costs of the Living Heritage Museum and help the Museum reach over 22,000 visitors annually, including several thousand area school children, with our programs and exhibits.
Those with items to donate should email or call the Museum at 423-745-0329 to arrange a pick-up for large items or drop-off.
Donations That We Do Accept: Sporting goods,home goods, media (books, CD’s DVD’s, tapes), electronics, accessories (jewelry, purses, scarves), toys and games, furniture, and lawn and garden items
Guidelines for Donated Items: There are some items that will not be accepted, such as computer monitors, clothes and shoes, mattresses, any liquids such as paint, large appliances, or things that do notwork. Please do not donate any items associated with violence, sexuality, or illegal activity, including R-rated movies, music with a parental advisory recommendation or magazines, or posters and books with sexually explicit content.
Volunteers are an integral part of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum! In the galleries or offices, at special events, at the Visitor Service Desk, or elsewhere in and out of the Museum, our volunteers' service is invaluable to making the Living Heritage Museum function smoothly.