Postcard Portfolio: Museum of East Tennessee History

A popular topic of discussion among EMPs is out of town museum experiences. Museum professionals seem to enjoy visiting museums in other parts of the world and dissecting their experience. It seemed logical that, as we traverse the globe, we share our museum experiences with you. Each addition to our Postcard Portfolio will provide a brief snapshot of our exhibit as we see the world one museum at a time.

pcportfolioThe Museum: Museum of East Tennessee History in Knoxville, TN

The Visit: Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Best Thing: A ton of information packed into a small space.

The Worst Thing: On a crowded day, I could see a traffic jam forming as people try to take in all of the information.

Why You Should Go: The Museum of East Tennessee History providing a fascinating insight into a group of people and a culture I was not all that familiar with. It was interesting to see American history from this perspective, and to learn that many blanket statements made about the area do not hold true.

Highlights:

  • A great little exhibit dedicated to the music of the region
  • Learning that East Tennessee considered seceding from the CSA to rejoin the USA
  • An exhibit recreating a main street scene complete with general store and a trolley
  • Fantastic street art in the park next to the museum
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Public art outside the Museum of East Tennessee History

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