McMinn County Living Heritage Museum Keeps History Alive

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Located in Athens, Tennessee, the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum collects, preserves and displays the artifacts, documents and other items that represent the history of the county.

Although some exhibits rotate, the museum’s textile collection is on permanent display and showcases more than 2,100 examples of textiles, including quilts and hooked rugs.

In addition, the museum is home to more than 7,000 artifacts that represent and tell the histories of McMinn County and East Tennessee. Workshops and special events are also offered and open to the public.

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