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Historic Ramsey House, Knoxville Chapter APTA
http://www.ramseyhouse.org (opens in new window)
2614 Thorngrove Pk
Knoxville, TN  37914
865-546-0745

Contact: Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair, Director
Phone: 865-546-0745
Email: director@ramseyhouse.org

Second Contact: Sue Jones
Email: info@ramseyhouse.org
Phone: 546-0745


Subjects: HISTORIC PRESERVATION, HISTORY, MUSEUMS

Comments: Responsible for the restoration and preservation of Ramsey House, built in 1797; brochures, videos, speakers, tours, exhibits, etc.

Last Updated: July 31, 2019

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Beck Cultural Exchange Center (Beck Cultural Exchange Center)
http://www.beckcenter.net (opens in new window)
1927 Dandridge Ave
Knoxville, TN  37915
524-8461

Contact: Renee Kesler, President and CEO
Phone: 524-8461 or 524-8462 FAX
Email: beckcenter@beckcenter.net


Subjects: CIVIC, HISTORY, ETHNIC, AFRICAN AMERICANS, MUSEUMS, ARTS

Comments: Knoxville’s storehouse of regional African American history and culture with tours and speaking engagements available to schools, churches and civic groups/

Last Updated: September 6, 2017

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Blount Mansion Association (Blount Mansion Association)
http://www.blountmansion.org (opens in new window)
PO BOX 1703
Knoxville, TN  37901
525-2375
Location, if other than mailing address: 200 W. Hill Avenue
Contact: David Hearnes, Exec Director
Phone: 525-2375
Email: director@blountmansion.org

Email: info@blountmansion.org

Subjects: MUSEUMS, HISTORY, HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Comments: Preservation of the Blount Mansion, the home and capitol of the first and only governor of the Southwest Territory, William Blount, his family and slaves. Wed through Sat, 10 am to 4 pm. Last tour starts at 3:00 pm. Tours start on the hour.

Last Updated: July 23, 2021

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Governor John Sevier Memorial Association (Gov. John Sevier Memorial Assoc.)
http://www.marblesprings.net/ (opens in new window)
PO BOX 20195
Knoxville, TN  37940
573-5508
Location, if other than mailing address: 1220 W. Gov. John Sevier Highway
Contact: Cherry Johnson, Exec. Dir.
Phone: 573-5508
Email: cherryj@marblesprings.net

Email: info@marblesprings.net

Affiliation: Tennessee Historical Commission

Subjects: HISTORY, MUSEUMS, HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Comments: Provide tours of Gov.John Sevier's Home, a state owned historic site. Open Wed-Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Sunday noon - 5:00 pm; rentals for special events (weddings, parties, etc.) inside and camping for youth groups outsiide; native grass area

Last Updated: July 26, 2019

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James White's Fort Association (James White's Fort Association)
http://www.jameswhitesfort.org (opens in new window)
205 E Hill Ave
Knoxville, TN  37915
525-6514

Contact: Sam Maynard, Executive Director
Phone: 525-6514
Email: sam@JamesWhitesFort.org

Second Contact: Robert McGinnis, Curator
Email: robert@JamesWhitesFort.org
Phone: 525-6514


Subjects: MUSEUMS, HISTORY, HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Comments: Provides historic tours of the log fort, speakers, venue for private events

Last Updated: July 27, 2019

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United Daughters Of The Confederacy, Knoxville Chapter #89 (UDC, Knoxville Chapter #89)
http://www.bleakhouseknoxville.org (opens in new window)
3148 Kingston Pk
Knoxville, TN  37919
522-0771

Contact: Carlene Johnson
Phone: 522-0771

Second Contact: Bleak House
Phone: 522-2371


Affiliation: United Daughters Of The Confederacy

Subjects: HISTORY, WOMEN, PATRIOTIC, GENEALOGY, CIVIL WAR, MUSEUMS

Comments: Owns and staffs Confederate Memorial Hall (Bleak House); tours (Wednesdays--last tour at 3:30); a focus on a history of the War between the States and its impact on the Knoxville area and all its people; event venue (weddings, receptions)/

Last Updated: October 23, 2017

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Old Smoky Railway Museum, Inc. (Old Smoky Railway Museum, Inc.)
PO BOX 601
Knoxville, TN  37901-0601
933-7087

Contact: Jim Tolliver, President
Phone: 933-7087


Affiliation: National Railway Historical Society

Subjects: HOBBY, RAILROADS, TRAINS, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, MUSEUMS

Comments: Rail excursions; rail cars on display by appointment at old Southern Railway Station on Depot Street/

Last Updated: January 22, 2018

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Knoxville Museum Of Art (Knoxville Museum Of Art)
http://www.knoxart.org (opens in new window)
1050 World's Fair Park Drive
Knoxville, TN  37916
934-2036

Contact: Denise DuBose, Director of Administ
Phone: 934-2036 or 546-3635 FAX
Email: ddubose@knoxart.org

Email: info@knoxart.org
Phone: 525-6101
Third Contact: receptionist
Phone: 525-6101 X 0


Affiliation: American Assn. Of Museums & East Tenn. Visual Arts

Subjects: CIVIC, ARTS, MUSEUMS

Comments: Celebrates the art and artists of East Tennessee; presents new art and new ideas; educates and serves a diverse community; volunteer opportunities

Last Updated: November 2, 2017

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Muse Knoxville (Muse Knoxville)
http://www.themuseknoxville.org (opens in new window)
516 North Beaman Street
Knoxville, TN  37914
865-594-1494

Contact: Jenn Eberhart, Marketing & Communications Manager
Phone: 865-594-1494
Email: info@themuseknoxville.org


Subjects: MUSEUMS, EDUCATION, CHILDREN, PLANETARIUM, SCIENCE

Comments: A children’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) museum located in Chilhowee Park. Muse also provides outreach educators to schools across 24 East TN counties to promote STEM, the arts, emergent literacy, and health and wellness.

Last Updated: July 27, 2021

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McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture ( McClung Museum)
http://mcclungmuseum.utk.edu (opens in new window)
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN  37996-3200
974-2144

Contact: Dr. Jefferson Chapman, Director
Phone: 974-2144
Email: jchapman@utk.edu


Affiliation: State University Museum

Subjects: CIVIC, MUSEUMS, UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

Comments: Temporary and continuing exhibits, museum shop and library, lectures, membership opportunities/benefits, special events

Last Updated: December 5, 2018

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Southern Appalachia Railway Museum (Southern Appalachia Railway Museum)
http://www.secretcityrailroad.com/ (opens in new window)
PO BOX 6756
Oak Ridge, TN  37831
405-3672

Contact: Charlie Poling, Director
Phone: 405-3672
Email: secretcityrailroad@gmail.com


Subjects: HOBBY, MUSEUMS, TRAINS, RAILROADS, HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Comments: Historical preservation of railroad equipment, especially passenger cars; meetings at 6:00 pm on 3rd Mondays at Shoneys on Emory Road

Last Updated: April 23, 2018

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Farragut Museum (Farragut Folklife Museum)
http://www.townoffarragut.org/museum (opens in new window)
11408 Municipal Center Drive
Farragut, TN  37934
966-7057 W

Contact: Julia Barham, Historic Resources Coordinator
Phone: 966-7057 W
Email: museum@townoffarragut.org


Affiliation: Town Of Farragut

Subjects: MUSEUMS, HISTORY, FARRAGUT

Comments: Museum devoted to the history of the community and to the life of Admiral David Farragut.

Last Updated: July 31, 2019

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Mabry-Hazen House Museum (Mabry-Hazen House Museum)
http://www.mabryhazen.com (opens in new window)
1711 Dandridge Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37915
522-8661

Contact: Patrick Hollis, Exec. Dir.
Phone: 522-8661 or 540-214- (cell)
Email: director@mabryhazen.com.


Affiliation: American Association of State and Local History

Subjects: MUSEUMS, HISTORY, HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Comments: Museum open to public (admission fee charged); school and other group tours available; maintains Civil War cemetery on Bethel Avenue

Last Updated: October 18, 2018

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Fort Loudoun Association (Fort Loudoun Association)
http://www.fortloudoun.com (opens in new window)
PO BOX 158
Vonore, TN  37885
423-420-2331
Location, if other than mailing address: 338 Fort Loudoun Road, Vonore, TN 37885
Contact: Tammy Sarver, Secretary
Phone: 423-420-2331
Email: FortLoudoun@tds.net

Second Contact: https://www.facebook.com/FortLoudounStateHistoricArea/


Affiliation: Tennessee Friends Of The Parks

Subjects: HISTORY, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, MUSEUMS

Comments: Preserve and promote heritage of the Fort. Volunteers staff visitors center; meeting usually on Saturdays of garrison weekends--check website and Facebook for details. No meetings unless specifically called in January, February, June, July, October.

Last Updated: April 17, 2018

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United Daughters Of The Confederacy, Ellen Renshaw House Chapter 2624 (UDAC, Ellen Renshaw House Chap 2624)
http://www.udcknox.org (opens in new window)
PO BOX 1864
Knoxville, TN  37901-1864
680-3448

Contact: Teresa Brooks
Phone: 680-3448
Email: tjbrooks53@gmail.com

Second Contact: Clara Smith
Phone: 966-8350


Affiliation: United Daughters Of The Confederacy

Subjects: HISTORY, WOMEN, PATRIOTIC, GENEALOGY, CIVIL WAR, MUSEUMS

Comments: Female descendants of Confederate soldiers providing education and celebration of southern heritage and culture; meetings are the 3rd Sunday of the month at 2:30 pm, location varies

Last Updated: February 27, 2018

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Knox County Museum of Education
http://www.kcme.website (opens in new window)
801 Tipton Ave, Room 100
Knoxville, TN  37920
579-8264 ext 5

Contact: Benna Van Vuuren
Phone: 579-8264 ext 5
Email: museum@knoxschools.org


Subjects: EDUCATION, MUSEUMS, SCHOOLS, HISTORY

Comments: Facilitates historical research and professional development by collecting, preserving, organizing, and making accessible the history of education, schools, educators and support organizations in Knoxville and Knox County.

Last Updated: December 4, 2018

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