Museum members enjoy a first look at our newest exhibit, Made in Tennessee.
Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones offers visitors a look at the history of industry and manufacturing in east Tennessee.
Cleveland, Tenn. (November 1, 2015)—East Tennessee is a region with a rich and diverse industrial history. Cleveland itself has been home to a number of successful fabricators including Hardwick Woolen Mills, Dixie Foundry, the Cleveland Chair Company, and Magic Chef. More recently, Cleveland and the surrounding region have welcomed other global manufacturers and industrial enterprises. Wacker, Whirlpool, and Volkswagen are only a few of many possible examples.
On November 19, 2015 at 6 PM the Museum Center at 5ive Points will welcome the traveling exhibition Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones to Cleveland with a special members-only opening reception. The exhibit will explore the history of manufacturing and industry in the east Tennessee region, and will open to the general public on November 20. Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones is a traveling exhibition organized by the East Tennessee Historical Society in Knoxville, Tennessee. The exhibition project was made possible through an educational grant from the Alcoa Foundation to highlight Tennessee’s manufacturing story—past, present, and future. The grant was awarded in honor of Alcoa Tennessee Operations 100th Anniversary and the announcement of its automotive expansion project on May 2, 2013. Additional support comes from the Tennessee Valley Authority. The exhibit will be on view through February 20, 2015.