Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Old Christmas

Join us for the 4th Annual Old Christmas celebration with stories and songs from the Cleveland Storytelling Guild. And enjoy some cookies and cider!

All ticket sales support the Cleveland Storytelling Guild.

($5 Admission; FREE for Museum members and Cleveland Storytelling Guild members)

This event is generously sponsored by First Tennessee Foundation. 

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Jan
20
1:00 PM13:00

Tennessee Artists Series

Embossed Patina Earrings/Pendant: Jessica Klaaren

Students will use high quality jewelry grade sheet metal blanks and customize them with patterns of their choosing and learn to use metal patina paint treatments, as well as basic wire techniques to embellish them with beads and drops. All design materials provided - Students may choose from an assortment of recycled glass shapes and colors.  
   *Please provide basic jewelry pliers kit, which usually includes a chain nose/flat nose, round nose, and cutting pliers. Beginner jewelry kits may be purchased from craft stores in the bead/craft aisles. Instructor will provide a limited supply of tools for student use. 

Click here to register for this class!

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Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

Andrew Jackson lecture

To celebrate Andrew Jackson's 250th Birthday year, the Museum is excited to partner with The Hermitage, Historic Home of Andrew Jackson, in Nashville, TN. At this lecture, Dr. Tom Kanon from Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) will speak on the War of 1812.  Also, Glen Kyle from Northeast Georgia History Center will speak on the Revolutionary War in the Appalachians.

The lecture is accompanied by a 10-panel exhibition of Jackson’s life and legacy, curated by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Exhibit highlights include Jackson’s dueling history, his early years in Tennessee, his relationships with Native peoples, and the Age of Jackson. Visitors to the museum will have an opportunity to see the exhibition from November 13-December 5.

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Magical Gingerbread House Workshop
Dec
3
2:00 PM14:00

Magical Gingerbread House Workshop

Join us as we prepare for the holiday season by creating a unique gingerbread house!  Our Magical Gingerbread House Workshop will certainly be a fun way to spend time with family and friends.  Gingerbread houses are limited and this class does fill up quickly.  

Sponsored by Just a Bakery

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Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

Christmas Open House & Artist Showcase

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Join us Sunday, December 3rd from 1pm-6pm for our annual Christmas Open House & Artist Showcase.

Over 30 Artists will be showcasing original artwork, jewelry, pottery, candles, literature, fiber art wearables, and much more available to purchase. 

The Museum offers everyone an opportunity to purchase gifts that are uniquely local, one of a kind, and original for Christmas and the holiday every season of the year. 

Admission is free and open to all ages.

Free gift wrapping will be available.

Our Magical Gingerbread House Workshop will be conducted 2-4pm as well.

 Click here to sign up!

Did we mention? SANTA CLAUS WILL BE HERE!

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Tennessee Artists Series

Jewelry Making: Barbara Krasman

Barbara returns to instruct this class with a hands-on approach to making jewelry, as well as the origin of the stones with which you'll create your own bracelet, necklace, and earrings. All materials provided!

To register for this class, click here

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Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

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Don't go all out on Black Friday just yet! Save some room for Small Business Saturday. We will be celebrating the Shop Small Tradition by participating in Small Business Saturday. 

Our Museum Store has dozens of local artists within 150 miles of Cleveland that make our store truly one-of-a-kind. From jewelry, fiber art wearables, woodwork, paintings, glasswork, literature, pottery, and more, you are definitely going to find that unique gift for the holidays. 

We will be open from 10am-3pm Saturday. Admission is free.

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Nov
14
12:30 PM12:30

Meet & Greet Artist Jaime Lacey

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Mark your calendars!

We are having a special event to celebrate our November Artist of the Month- Jaime Lacey with Loving Hands Pottery!

Come meet Jaime, a talented local artist from Collegedale, TN, and see what kind of goodies she has in store for us. It is a great opportunity to learn about her style of pottery, get inspired, and find that perfect gift for him, her, or them!

We will be open from 10am-5pm. Jaime will make an appearance from 12:30-2:30pm. 

 

 

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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

History Happy Hour: TN Archaeology

Tennessee Archaeology presented by Andrew Hyder, archaeologist with the Chicora Foundation, Inc and former Tennessee Park Ranger at Old Stone Fort Sate Archaeological Park. 

Join us on a guided tour through Tennessee's Prehistory...We will begin at the end of the last ice age during what is known as the Paleoindian period (approximately 14,000 years before present) and end just after Spanish contact during the Mississippian period (approximately 500 years before present). We will discuss specific Tennessee archaeological sites associated with these prehistoric periods. By the end of the journey, we will have covered 12,000 years of human occupation of the great state of Tennessee and gain a basic understanding of Tennessee's prehistoric records! 

Andrew is a graduate of East Tennessee State University. He has worked in the field of Cultural Resource Management and Archaeology since 2005, during which he has been a National Park Service archaeologist, a Tennessee State Park Ranger, and worked for several for-profits and not-for-profit archaeology firms. 

Currently, Andrew is an Archaeologist for Chicora Foundation, Inc. a not-for-profit cultural resource management firm located Columbia, SC. Chicora Foundation, Inc. specializes in the prehistoric/historic archaeology of the United States, cemetery conservation, and museum consultations. 

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History Happy Hours invite visitors age 21 and up to experience a select local history topic while enjoying local refreshments. 

AGE 21+ ONLY. MUST SHOW VALID ID AT THE DOOR.

Ticket includes free beer bar along with all related programming and exhibit entrance. 

Any questions, email JKey@museumcenter.org or call 423-339-5745. 

FREE for Members; $10 for non-Members

No pre-registration required. Tickets available at the door. 

History Happy Hours is generously sponsored by Insurance Incorporated and Mash & Hops Craft Beer

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Sep
22
6:00 PM18:00

Sergeant York film viewing

[FREE for Museum Members; $5 for non-members]

Come watch the 1941 film on the life and heroic actions of Tennessee WWI hero, Sergeant Alvin York. Learn about this and other wars in our temporary exhibit, War Memorials. 

At 5:50, we will preview a local 10-minute documentary that placed first at the Tennessee History Day Contest this year. The film Sergeant York is 2 hours, 14 minutes. 

Alvin Cullum York (1887-1964) was one of the most decorated soldiers of the First World War.  A recipient of the Medal of Honor and the French Legion of Honour, York is considered one of the greatest of Tennessee’s native sons. 

Can't join us this time?! 1 more chance to see it: Tuesday, December 12

War Memorials and all related programming is sponsored by Bank of Cleveland

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Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

Tennessee Artists Series

THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT!

Hand-built Ceramics: John Simmons

 

John Simmons will guide you through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind ceramic work such as a mug, vase, or platter. (Work will be glazed and fired off-site; students can pick-up work a week after the class.) All materials provided!

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Aug
10
6:00 PM18:00

Soldiers of War Discussion

Jeff Morelock and Paul Perry come to us with stories of their respective experiences in the military.  Following the discussion, Mr. Morelock and Mr. Perrywill be available for questions.  

This event is free and open to the Public. This event is also in connection with our temporary exhibit, 
War Memorials, Our Community: 7 Wars.

War Memorials and all related programming is sponsored by Bank of Cleveland

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Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

Tennessee Artists Series

Jewelry Making: Barbara Krasman

 

Barbara will instruct this class with a hands-on approach to making jewelry, as well as the origin of the stones with which you'll create your own bracelet, necklace, and earrings. All materials provided!

To register for this class, click the photo below. 

This class is part of our Tennessee Artists Series.  To learn more, click here!

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Archaeology for little ones Summer Camp
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Archaeology for little ones Summer Camp

This camp is sold out!

To be put on waiting list, contact Education@museumcenter.org

JULY 27-28 | AGES 4-10 | ARCHAEOLOGY FOR LITTLE ONES | 9am-2pm daily

($50 for Museum members; $60 for non-members) Limited to 12 students

Discover the steps of archaeology and try your hand at excavation at the Museum’s dig site. Participants will engage in a variety of activities to learn about the field of archaeology and will get to spend time in the Museum's dig site.

For more information about any of our camps, email Education@museumcenter.org or call 423-339-5745

Scholarships available for all camps. To apply for a scholarship, please complete THIS FORM.

Special thanks to our Summer Camp and Scholarship sponsor, SunTrust Bank.

 

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Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

History Happy Hour: Medal of Honor

5:45-6:30: Cleveland Woodwind Trio featuring April Itson, Flute; Sandy Donigan, Oboe; George Olin, Clarinet. 

6:30: Charles Googe, Executive Director of the Medal of Honor Heritage Center in Chattanooga, TN, will tell about the history of the Medal of Honor and stories of Tennessee citizens who received the honor including Paul Huff and Charles H. Coolidge. 

This topic supports the temporary exhibit War Memorials opening in March 2017.

History Happy Hours invite visitors age 21 and up to experience a select local history topic while enjoying local refreshments. Look out for more this year in June, August, and October.

AGE 21+ ONLY. MUST SHOW VALID ID AT THE DOOR.

Ticket includes free beer bar along with all related programming and exhibit entrance. 

Any questions, email JKey@museumcenter.org or call 423-339-5745. 

FREE for Members; $10 for non-Members

No pre-registration required. Tickets available at the door. 

History Happy Hours is generously sponsored by Insurance Incorporated and Mash & Hops Craft Beer

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Art for Little Ones day-camp
Jul
24
9:00 AM09:00

Art for Little Ones day-camp

THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT!!

To be put on the waiting list, contact education@museumcenter.org

JULY 24 | AGES 4-7 | ART FOR LITTLE ONES | 9am-2pm

($20 for Museum members; $25 for non-members) Limited to 12 participants

Explore a variety of artistic techniques and materials at an Art Camp designed for our youngest learners.

For more information about any of our camps, email Education@museumcenter.org or call 423-339-5745

 

Special thanks to our Summer Camp and Scholarship sponsor, SunTrust Bank.

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Round Table Discussion 

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Join us at a Round Table Discussion as we reflect over 100 years of appliance design and  manufacturing in our city with past and present employees of our two local stove companies, Brown and Whirlpool, which include Brown, Hardwick, Dixie, Maytag, and Magic Chef.

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Adventures in Archaeology
Jul
17
to Jul 21

Adventures in Archaeology

CAMP IS SOLD OUT!

JULY 17-21 | AGES 6-13 | ADVENTURES IN ARCHAEOLOGY | 9am-3pm daily

(Members $125; Non-members $175)

Dig into local history this summer at the Museum’s Summer Camp. During the week, students will learn the tools and techniques used by archaeologists to uncover historic artifacts. Then learn how museums use artifacts to understand the past and to tell stories.  

Activities will include: Use archaeological field tools; conduct an archaeological survey; document artifact finds; date coins; understand stratigraphy using the Munsell Color Chart; access to hands-on museum collections; telling stories using historic facts and objects; design a museum exhibit; and many other hands-on, creative learning experiences!

For more information about any of our camps , email Education@museumcenter.org or call 423-339-5745

 

Special thanks to our Summer Camp and Scholarship sponsor, SunTrust Bank.

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Jul
14
6:00 PM18:00

SERGEANT YORK film viewing

[FREE for Museum Members; $5 for non-members]

Come watch the 1941 film on the life and heroic actions of Tennessee WWI hero, Sergeant Alvin York. Learn about this and other wars in our temporary exhibit, War Memorials. 

At 5:50, we will preview a local 10-minute documentary that placed first at the Tennessee History Day Contest this year. The film Sergeant York is 2 hours, 14 minutes. 

Alvin Cullum York (1887-1964) was one of the most decorated soldiers of the First World War.  A recipient of the Medal of Honor and the French Legion of Honour, York is considered one of the greatest of Tennessee’s native sons. (Tennessee Virtual Archives)

Can't join us this time?! 2 more chances to see it: Friday, September 22 and Tuesday, December 12

War Memorials and all related programming is sponsored by Bank of Cleveland

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