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Museum of Appalachia . Field Trip Scavenger Hunt. Baskets. Women used baskets in connect with spinning and weaving for such purposes as picking cotton, storing wool, feathers, etc. . Many country stores accepted baskets in exchange for items purchased. Quilts.

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museum of appalachia

Museum of Appalachia

Field Trip Scavenger Hunt

baskets
Baskets
  • Women used baskets in connect with spinning and weaving for such purposes as picking cotton, storing wool, feathers, etc.
  • Many country stores accepted baskets in exchange for items purchased.
quilts
Quilts
  • Few items in our culture have been so necessary, colorful, artistic, cherished, cared for and universally used than the quilt.
  • The quilt perhaps as much as any household item, tended to be made by the family which used it.
1950 s period classroom
1950’s Period Classroom
  • Walk in and join Ms. Theresa Blair as she discusses the “Jim Crow” era in the south.
  • She will introduce you to the local 1950 lawsuit or McSwain vs. Anderson County and its relationship to the 1954 US. Supreme Court decision in Brown vs. Board of Education…all of which led to the desegregation of Clinton High School in 1956.
desegregation of clinton high school
Desegregation of Clinton High School
  • Follow the chronologically detailed story of the 1956 desegregation of Clinton High School in life-size pictures with dramatic narrative.
  • Rev. Paul Turner, a local white minister, offered protection to black students and their families. He was physically attacked for his stand.
epilogue room
Epilogue Room
  • You will read through the biographies of the Clinton 12 & others who played a role in the desegregation of Clinton High School.
blount mansion

Blount Mansion

Field Trip

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Blount Mansion
  • William Blount chose to build his mansion in Knoxville after signing the treaty of the Holston just a few yards from the Mansion’s location
  • The house was made of sawn lumber to meet Mary Blount’s requirement of “a proper wooden home.”