Experience the history of our region with educational opportunities for your students from the Museum Center at 5ive Points. Groups can visit through a facilitated learning experience or self-guided tour or we can bring objects and activities to your school that tell the fascinating stories of the Ocoee Region.  All of our school programming is free of charge to any area school group, public, private, or home school. In addition, we offer an $85 bus reimbursement per class to any Cleveland City, Bradley, or Polk County school tour.

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Field Trips

A Museum visit engages students with local artifacts and programming that tell the story of our region. Through hands-on learning, students can look to the past and make our history come alive. We offer a variety of primary sources that help meet TN social studies standards in your classroom.

Field trips are broken into four parts, where students are able to experience several interactive stations.

Permanent & Temporary Exhibits

  • Learn about the people that developed our region through our “River of Time” exhibit by viewing the history of the Ocoee region from Cherokee settlement to present day. 

  • Enjoy our rotating exhibit area and its corresponding programming.

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Story Telling

Learn about the people of our past through traditional Cherokee & Jack Tales featuring the Cleveland Story Telling Guild.

Crafts & Games

Get hands-on with activities related to the exhibit tour. During school tours, we like to include a craft that relates to our regional history. Some of our activities include, but are not limited to,

  • Appalachian Toys: Rag Dolls & Buzz Saws.

  • Civil War Berry Ink.

  • Make Your Quilt Story.

  • What’s In Your Wagon?

  • Design Your Own Recruiting Poster/ Medal of Honor.

  • “Chunky” A Cherokee Game.

Our Crafts & Games section may be catered towards your classroom curriculum.

Traveling Trunk Shows

Museum Center Trunk Shows are interactive museum experiences that are mobile and come to your classroom. The trunks feature object lessons, hands-on activities, demonstrations, and more. Trunk show themes include:

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  • The Civil War

  • The Cherokee              

  • Home and Farm                     

  • World War II                

*Trunk Shows are FREE for Bradley County, Cleveland City, and Polk County Schools and can be done either in your classroom or on site at the Museum Center. 

 

 

Group & School Tours

Special programming may be available for the current temporary exhibit.

Group Tour Pricing

All Cleveland City, Bradley County, and Polk County Schools are invited to visit free of charge. These schools may also request a bus reimbursement for up to $85 per class.

Group rates for student groups, public, private, or home school are also free of charge.

***For inquiries about these programs, or to schedule a visit, contact the Education Department at mmizell@museumcenter.org or call 423.339.5745 ext. 109

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