Museum Matters: Stories from the Living Heritage Museum


Stitches in History: A Pre-Civil War QuiltCurrently on display in the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum’s Guild Room is a remarkable blue and white quilt. The bright colors of...
2ND ANNUAL LIVING LEGACY TRADE FAIRMcMinn County Living Heritage Museum will be hosting the 2nd Annual Living Legacy Trade Fair on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August...
RARE NEW ENGLAND WRITING ARMCHAIRIn the entryway of the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, sits a unique hand-painted writing armchair. This lovely piece of historic ...
1940S DIVING GEAR, BENJAMIN LEROY, AND TVA DAMSIn the Business and Industry Exhibit at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum are multiple pieces of WWII era diving equipment.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICAOn a shelf in the education exhibit at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is a set of worn, leather-bound books measuring 11 inche...
FASCINATING HISTORIC BRIDE’S BASKETSThe Victorian Keith Parlor at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is a permanent exhibit showcasing a parlor such as a well-to-do f...
A FIND IN THE CHILDREN’S TOY AREAVintage toys in a collection at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum represent the work of the imagination of those who used materia...
BUTTER COLORINGA vintage bottle containing a popular marketed 1900s food coloring found in the general store exhibit at the McMinn County Living Herita...
PUTNAM FADELESS DYESAt the turn of the 20th century when money was scarce, people would use dyes to add color to their material giving them a colorful choic...
IMITATION BLACK WALNUT EXTRACTThe holiday season has us reaching for our flavored extracts as we recreate some of our family recipes that are passed down through the ...
PIONEER CHRISTMASExperience the simplicity and warmth of the many different artifacts dating as far back as the early 1800s of a pioneer home at Christma...
A CHAIRSIDE RADIOIn our permanent legal display at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum, there is a chairside radio that dates back to 1938. It was m...