Our Team

The Museum runs because of our team of dedicated Volunteers and staff.

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benna f. j. van vuuren

1950 Graduate of Knoxville Evening High School, Honorary Graduate of Rule Class of 1960, Founder of the Museum. lifelong educator who has been described as the "soul of the museum" by some. She is the Executive Director of the Museum where she guides the Museum in its path

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Michael is a Graduate of Doyle High School 1988. He has a Masters of Education. He started as a volunteer, served as a Board member and now serves as Interim Director, Administrative Assistant.

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Jody Davis

1966 Graduate of Young High School, Jody visited the Museum at Historic Knoxville High School to donate a couple of early KHS annuals A year or so later, he returned to the Museum to make some inquiries about finding any potential information about his mother, a 1935 graduate of KHS. He said he needed some diversion from watching soap operas all day.  He has happily been volunteering since that move

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alan webb

1971 Young High School Graduate. TDOT retiree, he's been a valued volunteer since early 2014. A key member of the inventory systems of the Museum.

Joseph Sebring

Joe did not go to school in Tennessee but he says that he wishes he did. Joe handles our financials,

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This is not a picture of our newest volunteer, Jen Davis. She has yet to turn in a picture for the website. She graduated from Mary High in 94

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ernie murphy

1963 Powell High School Graduate. Retired from Oak Ridge National Laboratories. Been a valued volunteer since 2014.


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Horace Grissom

1952 Graduate of East High School, Horace saw a newspaper article requesting volunteers at KCME, and is now in his third year of service. You can find this Beautiful Man, Tuesday and Thursday at the most organized work station in the museum.