Civil War Family Day at the Museum Center This Weekend

Cleveland, Tenn. (Monday, April 28, 2014) – Bring the family to the Museum Center at 5ive Points to experience what life was like on the home front as Tennessee celebrates the 150-year anniversary of the Civil War.

Various activities will take place throughout the day on the Museum’s back courtyard lawn: milk a goat, make butter, dye clothing using natural dyes, make a ragdoll, and taste traditional food from the time. Talk with re-enactors, and hear about local people who lived in Cleveland during the war years.

“I am excited to give visitors a taste of what day-to-day living was like in Tennessee during the Civil War,” says Curator of Education Joy Veenstra. “The Family Day activities perfectly compliment the temporary exhibit currently on view at the Museum, ‘Common People in Uncommon Time: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee.’”

Civil War Family Day will be held at the Museum Center at 5ive Points this Saturday, May 3. All activities run from 10am-3pm. Admission is free for members and regular admission for non-members. Admission includes all activities and entrance to the permanent and temporary exhibits.

Civil War Family Day is in concurrence with the exhibit Common People in Uncommon Time: The Civil War Experience in Tennessee, at the Museum through May 17. Sponsored by Cooke’s Food Store, this traveling exhibit from the Tennessee State Museum highlights what life was like for Tennesseans living, working, and fighting during the Civil War.

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 150-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.