Museum Matters: Stories from the Living Heritage Museum


Names Among the Threads: Early American Coverlets ExhibitImagine a time when, if someone needed a new blanket, they had to shear their sheep, wash, dye, card and spin the wool, and spend countl...
Civil War Era Seth Thomas ClockThose who take an interest in the history of clocks in America will undoubtedly know the name of Seth Thomas (1785 – 1859), the renowned...
The Traveler: A Basic Measuring ToolMounted on the Timeline Wall at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is an iron tool consisting of a wheel attached to a handle. Thi...
19th Century Silver Tea ServiceSituated on a cabinet in the Main Hall of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is an ornate 150-year-old silver tea service. This se...
Appalachian Cane Chairs on DisplayIn Gallery One of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is an exhibit of Appalachian caned chairs. This display features 25 antique c...
The Swainson Family Painting, from England to AthensIn the Victorian Parlor at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, hangs an immense oil painting of five children and a dog. It is nin...
A Sample of Antique DollsAmong the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum’s extensive toy collection are many antique dolls with fascinating histories, from “Abbie...
From Sheep Shearing to Mixing: The Sunbeam MixmasterOn display in the Modern Conveniences exhibit at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is an 88-year-old Sunbeam Mixmaster. Once a mo...
A Festive Holiday Tradition ContinuesIt’s time once again to get ready for the holiday season as the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Guild prepares for Holiday House. T...
Athens' Historic Buildings TourOn Sunday, October 22nd the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is hosting a tour titled “A Walk Through History.” This event provides ...
36th Annual Quilt ShowOn Tuesday, October 3rd the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, in alliance with the Heritage Quilt Guild of McMinn County, will open ...
Ironstone: Dishware for the AgesOn display in the Log Cabin exhibit of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum are many pieces of cream-colored china from the late 19t...