Museum Matters: Stories from the Living Heritage Museum


Live History Comes to the MuseumAn exciting new event is coming to the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in July. The Canadian-based traveling theatre company, Live ...
A Victorian Needlepoint ChairSince ancient times, people have found ways to add artistic touches to every type of household item. Needlepoint is one of many embroide...
A Solution for Unreliable EmployeesOrganized security patrols have long been a part of civilization. Railroads have often had their own guards and for centuries factories ...
Antique Custard GlassRich history lies behind many pieces of antique glass. The story leading to one set of ornate glassware at the McMinn County Living Heri...
Ironing Through the AgesIroning fabric is a process so ancient no one knows when it first began. Today, ironing is generally considered only to be for removing ...
Beaten Biscuits“Biscuit” can refer to a variety of different foods. Most people in the South today think of a biscuit as a soft, fluffy type of bread a...
The Rise & Fall of the Confederate DollarWar is expensive. With the outbreak of the American Civil War in the spring of 1861, the 11 states forming the newly created Confederate...
Trash & Treasure Sale!It is time once again for McMinn County Living Heritage Museum’s annual Trash & Treasure Sale! Hosted by the Museum Guild, this exciting...
Antique Coffee MillsCoffee is the world’s second most popular non-water beverage. This global industry has a multi-billion-dollar revenue annually and provi...
A Thread Dispenser & the Submerged Culvahouse StoreUnder the waters of Watts Bar Lake lies the unincorporated community of Euchee. Named for the Euchee (or “Yuchi”) Native Americans of th...
A Victorian Settee and the White Cliff HotelDisplayed in the Victorian Keith Parlor of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is a small rose-colored settee which once graced the...
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...