Museum of Appalachia
The Museum of Appalachia, founded in 1969 by John Rice Irwin, portrays an authentic mountain farm/village with some three dozen historic log structures, exhibit buildings filled with thousands of authentic Appalachian artifacts, gardens surrounded by split rail fences, and farm animals in a picturesque setting.
In 2001, the Museum was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization to ensure its long-term sustainability. In April 2007, the Internal Revenue Service granted the Museum permanent status as a publicly supported organization.
The Museum now operates under a Board of Directors with many years of experience in private, non-profit, and government sectors.
In May 2007, the Museum announced its formal association with the Smithsonian Institution’s Affiliations Program.
Today the Museum continues a program of expansion and growth, adding new exhibits, buildings, and educational programs to enhance its mission to inform and entertain visitors while “preserving the past for the future.”
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2819 Andersonville Hwy
Clinton, TN 37716
- Appalachian Arts Craft Center, 0.4 miles away
- Lenoir Museum Cultural Complex, 0.6 miles away
- Skunk Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast, 0.7 miles away
- La Sierra Mexican Restaurant, 0.8 miles away
- Hensley Happenings, 0.9 miles away