Tenn. (October 21, 2013)—At the end of the Civil War, Cleveland underwent an
explosive growth of infrastructure and culture that would last into the early
decades of the next century. At the Museum Center of 5ive Points’ Building Cleveland Up exhibit, visitors
will uncover the surprising and fascinating history of this growth from
1880-1930. Building Cleveland Up is
sponsored by Landmark Insurance Group and Bank of Cleveland, and is scheduled
to run from Oct. 25, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014. Admission is free for members, with
regular admission for non-members. The Members-Only Opening Reception will be
held Thursday, October 24, at 6 p.m., and will include light refreshments, live
entertainment, and a presentation by Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain.
“Visitors may be amazed to learn that the City of Cleveland was dissolved in 1880, and had to rebuild, literally from the ground up, when it was reincorporated in 1882,” said Chastain. “How did Cleveland lose its charter? How did it reinvent itself two years later? How did local businesses and cultural institutions play a role in this reinvention? These are some of the fascinating question being asked—and answered—in this exhibit.”
“We are thankful to once again partner with Bank of Cleveland, and are also very grateful to Landmark for their support of this exhibit,” said Executive Director Hassan Najjar.
Featured artifacts will include posters and seating from the Princess Theater, and a working harness stitcher from W.C. Gannaway and Son Hardware Store.
The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.
For further information call 423-339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.