2107 East Tennessee Historical Society History Fair

The Knox County Museum of Education participated in the 2017 East Tennessee Historical Society History Fair that was held on the Market Square and adjacent streets in downtown Knoxville on Saturday August 19 from 10 am until 5 pm.  The booth was manned by museum volunteers Gayle Burnett, Dick McPherson and museum assistant Joe Sebring all being available to answer questions and provide information about schools in Knox County and the purpose and history of the Knox County Museum of Education.   We had displays of school letter sweaters and jackets, sports trophies and pictures of early school buildings and children in classroom settings with their teachers.  We also brought along several books on Knoxville’s early history that we have available to purchase at the Museum bookstore.  This outreach to the community is a wonderful opportunity for the KCME to make our presence known and hopefully recruit worker volunteers and we look forward to attending again next year.