Feb
2
10:00 AM10:00

Quilts of Valor National Sew Day

This event is sponsored by Starr Mountain Quilts of Valor Quilters.

Bring your sewing machine, sewing supplies or just yourself to enjoy a day of quilting honoring our local service members and veterans. Sign up at the Museum. For further information please call Beth Sizemore at 423-829-5331.

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Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Valentine's Extravaganza

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, enjoy an evening of cocktails, dining & dancing! Dress to impress, as you will feel like you are celebrating “An Evening in Paris”.

Dinner by Ambiance Catering and music by September Song, a local band that plays a variety of music. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the Museum or from a board member. This event is sponsored by Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott.

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Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Celebrating Black History

Ann Boyd, historian and President of the local NAACP Chapter will host this program in celebration of Black History Month. This Heritage School Program is open to the public and is free to Museum members, $5 for non-members. It includes a self-guided tour of the Museum.

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Dec
6
8:30 AM08:30

Christmas Around the World (school program)

This educational program offers demonstrations of how the Christmas holiday is celebrated throughout the world. Community volunteers set up stations and explain the diversity of the Christmas tradition. The program ends with all students coming together for an entertaining and active participation with Christmas music. The schools sign up in advance for this program. Please contact the Museum Program Coordinator for further details. 423.745.0329

Christmas in Japan

Christmas in Japan

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Dec
1
to Dec 31

Corporate Sponsor Appreciation (Free admission)

As a way of saying “Thank You” to our Corporate Sponsors, the Museum is offering FREE admission and unlimited tours to employees and family members. Stop by the Museum from December 1 - December 31 to explore over 10,000 artifacts as well as the new Battle of Athens exhibit. Visit a complete list in our Community Partner section. Please note holiday hours and closed on Sunday - Monday.

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Oct
13
2:30 PM14:30

Battle of Athens Exhibit

You are invited to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Battle of Athens Exhibit!

This event is free and open to the public. 

C. Stephen Byrum, Author of the Battle of Athens book will be on site for a book signing.

The Battle of Athens is the most historically significant event in the history of McMinn County. On August 1, 1946, returning veterans of WWII, frustrated with the political voting system, surrounded the McMinn County Jail, fired on the Sherriff and his deputies, and by the next morning had taken over the county's government. The event quickly faded away; but resulted in a new form of county government for McMinn County and much of the southeast. Most Tennessee Counties and many in the South have adopted this form of government.

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Pumpkintown Celebration

A Celebration of History, Heritage & Harvest which showcases the arts, crafts, music, food and rich cultural history of East Tennessee in this annual festival in historic downtown Athens, TN

As part of the celebration, the Museum will offer FREE admission from 10 AM - 4 PM (over 10,000 artifacts)

Also, the unveiling of a new exhibit will take place at 2:30 PM “The Battle of Athens”

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Oct
2
to Oct 31

Annual Quilt Show

"Finding Art In Quilts"

Stop by the Museum to view hundreds of beautiful quilts that were made by local quilters and will include all levels of craftsmanship. The Museum has been hosting the longest running Quilt Show in the Southeast Region for over 30 years.

2018 Show dates: October 2 - October 31

Awards ceremony: Saturday, September 29 

Tour admission: $5 Adults; $3 Senior adults/students

Tour hours: Tuesday - Friday (10 AM - 5 PM); Saturday (10 AM - 4 PM)

Sunday - Monday (closed)

Sponsors:

DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee

Tennessee Arts Commission/Arts Build Communities

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Sep
19
10:00 AM10:00

Receiving Quilts

Allow the Museum to display your beautiful quilts during the Annual Quilt Show

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Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

American Girl Doll Celebration

American Girl Jewelry & Cupcakes

Bring your favorite American Girl Doll for an afternoon of celebrating doll month!

Enjoy an afternoon of designing jewelry for your favorite doll and then top it off with decorating cupcakes with your favorite toppings. A fun afternoon of sweet treats!

Cost: $5.00 per person.

Please call to register 423.745.0329

 

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Aug
25
10:30 AM10:30

Making Iris Folding Cards

Cindy Mishtal will demonstrate how to make Iris Folding Cards.

Iris Folding originated in Holland in the 18th century. It is a technique in which a pattern is created in a design with an opening in the middle. The pattern gives the illusion of being a spiral, focused around a central point. Paper, ribbon or even fabric can be used to do iris folding. 

Program cost: Museum members (Free);  Non-members ($5.00) includes a tour

Please call the Museum to register, 423-745-0329

Heritage School is sponsored by The C. Scott & Muriel Mayfield Family Foundation

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Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Recreations

This Heritage Program will take you on an adventure into the great outdoors! Enjoy a day learning about the outdoor recreational activities that are available in the McMinn County area. Local business owners will share information on fly fish tying, gun safety and outdoor gear and activities by Ridge Outfitters. Fall weather will have you desiring to be outside!

Please mark your calendar, more details will be posted at a later date.

Program cost: Free to Museum members; $5 non-members

Heritage School is sponsored by The C. Scott & Muriel Mayfield Family Foundation

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Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Lego Adventure

Enjoy an afternoon of games and adventure while learning about the history of Legos!

Snacks will be served as a treat for being here!

Please call the Museum to register, 423-745-0329.

Program cost: Free to Members; $5 non-members

Heritage School is sponsored by The C. Scott & Muriel Mayfield Family Foundation

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