Relive more than a century of the rich, turbulent history of Southeast Tennessee at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, Tennessee. Thirty permanent exhibit areas depict life from the Cherokee Indians and early pioneer settlers through 1940 as well as several changing exhibits and programs throughout the year. Exhibits that captivate, programs that educate, and events that entertain all await you. So visit us today!
Rob Alderman and the Good Dream Academy
Friday, Feb. 18: Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m.
Bring the entire family to this kid-friendly event, and enjoy live music while viewing the Museum's newest exhibit, "Narrative Artwork: Storytelling in Comic Books."
Monday, Feb. 7-Friday, Feb. 25
The whimsical, colorful drawings and sculptures of Matthew Loveland, a teenage artist with autism, are showcased in this fascinating, fun exhibit.
Funded by the Tennessee Arts Commission... "Arts Are Changing Lives!"
Hoofbeats of the Heartland: Civil War Cavalry in Tennessee
Monday, January 24-Monday, February 28
Come explore the development and impact of mounted warfare in Tennessee during the Civil War, including:
* Horses and mules
* Occupation and the home front
* Spies, scouts, partisans, and guerrillas
* Battles in Tennessee
Presented in cooperation with the Tennessee State Museum and funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Civil War National
Hooked Rug Show
The Museum's annual Hooked Rug Show will be held March 7-April 1, 2011. Applications to submit your hooked rug are now available.
And this year, make plans to attend our first Hook-In on Saturday, March 12. It will be a day of fun, food, and lots of hooking! Registration forms are now available.
"Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today: The American Civil War" 29th Annual National Heritage Quilt Show: Sept. 10-19, 2011 Information and registration forms for the 2011 quilt show are now available.
In 2011, the Museum will mark the Civil War sesquicentennial with special programs and events that you and your family won't want to miss!
Exhibits The Living Heritage Museum is home to over 7,000 artifacts that tell the rich history of McMinn County and East Tennessee. Live, learn, and explore our thirty permanent exhibits as well as our rotating exhibits.