McMinn County Living Heritage Museum

McMinn County Living Heritage Museum 4.9 (14 Reviews)

PRESERVING THE HISTORY OF MCMINN COUNTY

Our mission

Our mission is to steward the history and heritage of McMinn County and the region. This mission is met by collecting, preserving, and interpreting artifacts, artwork, and other items representative of our community’s culture, both past and present. Meeting this mission offers education and enrichment for the public and visitors of all ages, races, and ethnicities.

Our vision

The McMinn County Living Heritage Museum works to preserve our community's distinctive history, share its rich heritage, and celebrate its unique culture for the education and enrichment of the public and all visitors. Founded in 1982, the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum is a private, nonproft organization housing more than 12,000 artifacts across permanent and temporary exhibits that represent the culture and history of South East Tennessee from the 1700s to the present.

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History for Lunch: Stories from a McMinn County Educator
12:00 PM EDT, Jul 25, 2024
Athens, TN
with Alma Broyles
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Heritage School: Spanish Lessons Part I
11:00 AM EDT, Aug 03, 2024
Athens, TN
with Elizabeth Renfro
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History for Lunch: The Life of a Regimental Surgeon
12:00 PM EDT, Aug 08, 2024
Athens, TN
with Larry Tillman
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Living Legacy Fall Trade Fair 2024
12:00 PM EDT, Aug 23, 2024
Athens, TN
Friday, August 23, 12-5 PM and Saturday, August 24, 12-5 PM Stop by for the museum's third annual trade fair! More than 30 artisans and ...
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Living Legacy Fall Trade Fair 2024
12:00 PM EDT, Aug 24, 2024
Athens, TN
Friday, August 23, 12-5 PM and Saturday, August 24, 12-5 PM Stop by for the museum's third annual trade fair! More than 30 artisans and ...
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Grandmother's Flower Garden QuiltsGrandmother’s Flower Garden has remained a popular quilt pattern for centuries.
The Hiwassee District & Early Settlers of Monroe CountyOn February 27th, 1819, a treaty was signed between United States Secretary of War and later vice president, John C. Calhoun (1782 – 185...
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...