February 5, 2016 - Two New Exhibits Open
The Game Of Life - The Coach JJ and Fanny Jones Story
Coach John J. Jones and his wife, Fannye came to Greeneville in 1950 and their influence continues to be felt today. This exhibit tells their story in a very personal way.
NASA - America In Space
Greene County native Charlotte E. King was a NASA employee for 35 years. Her collection is a living history lesson.
February 22, 2016 -Congressman Phil Roe Visits The Museum
The Museum in 2015
August 20th - The Museum's membership meeting featured an update of the Babb Homestead as it nears completion. Guest speaker was "Canjoe John" VanArsdall, who has been actively involved in this preservation project.
June 5th-July 18th - The Museum hosted the travelling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, "Bittersweet Harvest." This exhibit tells the story of the Braceros Worker program, where Mexican workers were brought to the US to fill jobs left vacant by those who went to fight in World War II. The program continued to supply labor in farming and the railroads until 1964.
April 29, 2015: Tim Massey wraps up Greene County Heritage Month with his Brown Bag Series on the importance of exploring and preserving our history.
April 15, 2015: Brown Bag Lunch series with Dr. George Blanks on "Art in The Museum."
April 12, 2015: Historian and author Michael C Hardy spoke at The Museum about Kirk's Raids in the Civil War. Hardy is author of twenty books, including his newest, Capitals Of The Confederacy.
April 1, 2015: Brown Bag Lunch with Operations Director Betty Fletcher on quilting and historical quilts.
March 28, 2015: Presidential Easter Egg Roll at The Museum and the Andrew Johnson Presidential Homestead. Many Thanks to our partners at the National Park Service and the Greeneville Youth Builders for a wonderful event.
March 14th, 2015: The Museum visited the Patenting Fair, with artifacts on display and details on how The Museum can be a part of learning plans for traditional classrooms and home schoolers alike.
March 12th, 2015: The board members of the Greeneville Greene County History Museum made a field trip to the East Tennessee History Center in Knoxville for a day of learning. We thanks the staff there for the gracious reception and all the helpful information!
March 4th, 2015: Mornings At The Museum with 275 third graders from Greene County Schools enjoying our historical character guides who brought history to life for the children. See photos and details here.
February 7th, 2015: The Earl Fletcher, Jr Celebration of Life - On Saturday, February 7th, we joined with many Museum supporters and friends of the late Earl Fletcher, Jr. to share warm thoughts and humorous moments from Earl's time at the Museum. Earl's imprint on the Museum is clear and permanent. the Veteran's Gallery is being renamed in his honor. Local quilters also presented the Museum with a beautiful Sampler Quilt reminiscent of the Underground Railroad era. Please enjoy these photos from the celebration.
April 27 - July 15 New Exhibit on Display. "The Doctor Will See You Now - Medical History of Greene County"
Our Main hall transformed into a display of medical equipment and storyboards telling the story of medical care in Greene County. Featured was the iron lung , one of four in US museums, faithfully restored to working order by our friends at Bachman Bernard. The iron lung is on permanent display.
The Museum in 2016
A Brief Look At Our Busy 2014
2014 was a very busy year for us. We mourned the loss of our executive director, Earl Fletcher, who led The Museum to great growth. 2014 is also a year of good moments. We hope you enjoy this brief look back.
We are Open:
Tuesday-Saturday from 11AM-4PM. Special tours may be arranged by contacting Betty Fletcher at 423-636-1558 or by email: Betty@TheMuseum.us
Museum Receives Award of Distinction -
The East Tennessee Historical Society has given an Award of Distinction to the Greeneville Greene County History Museum for our long-running "Mornings At The Museum" program that welcomes regional elementary school students for special tours, re-enactors and storytelling, and refreshments.
April, 2016 - Mornings At The Museum
This year, several hundred third graders from Greeneville City, Greene County, and Hawkins County Schools toured The Museum with the help of historical storytellers who brought the area's heritage to life in a way that captivates our younger visitors.
This is an annual project of The Museum, and we could not do it without the help of our volunteers and the Greeneville Youth Builders.
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Photo Credits: Museum Archives, Linnie Greene, Randi Nott, Amy Saxonmeyer, Dan Spice