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Arts & Museums
65 acres of land and 30 authentic Appalachain pioneer replica log homes adorn this museum. The display building contains many artifacts of the era. A special slide presentation and orienation is shown for school groups of 25 or more. The museum's Mountain Heritage Room is available for a reception or meeting, and Irwin's chapel is available for wedding rentals. Enjoy listening to genuine sounds of Appalachia and home-cooked meals during your stay.
This building is a replica of the original John Crockett tavern- begun in 1956 and opened in 1958.
Here you can fine many historical artifacts fromt he creek war also many other historic sites and located near.
The Lenoir Museum houses early American displays of thousands of items collected over 60 years by Will G. Lenoir. The Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex houses an 18th Century Gristmill and Threshing barn. Exhibits also include Appalachian artifacts, a pre-dam pictorial account of the area submerged by the lake. Tours are available at request.
The Fountain City Art Center is a hub for all creative and artistic activities in Fountain City, Knoxville. Artists from all over Knoxville and beyond exhibit their works here and thus get a platform from where to get a jump start into the competitive field of art. The association that runs this center believes that the center can acts as a culmination point for the artists and those who really appreciate art and all its facets. To this end, it organizes programs, courses, discussion groups and also arranges guest speakers to come and delve into the subjects of art. The gallery of the center is where art works by various local artists are showcased and are even sold. For more information, please see the website.
Overlooking the Lake Ottosee, The Muse Knoxville was previously known as the East Tennessee Discovery Center. This interactive museum is for kids of all ages and has exhibits on Life, Physical and Earth Sciences. The exhibitions are categorized under four themes: Light and Vision, Sound, Energy and Simple Machines and each of them is hands-on and full of fun. Check out the solar system in their AKIMA Planetarium or let toddlers and children up to five years old go crazy in KidSpace. Explore the engineer in you at BuildSpace or test your creative ideas in MakeSpace. Head to the QuietSpace if you want a break from all the activities. Discover the world of knowledge in an entertaining way at this delightful facility.
Children of all ages will enjoy this exciting science center that features hands-on exhibits on natural history, world culture, and student art including easy-view microscopes, giant whisper dishes, and a giant human kaleidoscope. A planetarium is also on site and six annual exhibitions for students and adults are featured throughout the year.
One of the oldest museums and historical reservoirs of African-American heritage and achievement in the Southeastern United States, this museum depicts the history of African-Americans through its extensive collection of photographs, newspapers, audio and video recordings, biographies, books, and artwork.
As a center devoted to presenting and promoting the multitudinous facets and aspects of art, the Emporium Center certainly has something more to offer than the usual art gallery. Since its opening in 2004, this center has been showcasing artists from the Greater Knoxville area who experiment with their creative abilities and in the end present to the world something unique and intriguing. The center has the Balcony and the Main gallery where the exhibitions are held, and they are rented out to various organizations and individuals for the same purpose. There is also the Emporium Annex which can give a total area of 3000 square feet and can be used for a range of events. For more information, please see the website.
The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts.
The Art Market Gallery acts as a space where artists from whole of East Tennessee can present their art to the public and thus get an audience. The gallery showcases a range of art by various artists, and a true art enthusiast will find a treasure of folk art here. The kind of art displayed here ranges from oil and watercolor paintings, to weaved fabric, pieces of woodworking and much more. If you are ever visiting the city, then do check out the schedule of events here, and discover the art of Tennessee. See website for more information.
The East Tennessee History Center is a storehouse of the rich culture and history of East Tennessee. The establishment houses four 'historical treasures' the East Tennessee Historical Society, the Museum of East Tennessee History, the Knox County Archives and the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection. In each of these 'treasures' you can find a detailed and organized collection of East Tennessee region's complete history and also government documents from as far back as 1792. The Center aims to make history fun for kids with its special programs designed for school students. Among such programs is a scavenger-hunt style 'hands-on' program, which gives an interesting color to the otherwise monotonous classroom learning atmosphere. The Center also organizes special events and programs for families and children and several in-classroom history projects. The East Tennessee History Center, thus, strives to keep the culture and heritage of the region alive and fun, so that it will be cherished by Tennesseans as well as visitors for generations to come.