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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Farragut Museum to Host Cherokee History Lecture in July and Add Weekend Hours in August

The Farragut Museum will host a Cherokee history lecture at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23. Farragut native and longtime Farragut Museum volunteer Shirley Sizemore Hembree developed an interest in the history of Native Americans east of the Mississippi River while learning about her own Native American roots. Her lecture will begin with the first permanent English colony in America and end with the “Trail of Tears.”

The museum will open at 1 p.m. so visitors can enjoy museum tours and see the current special exhibition from the Smithsonian, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science. Light refreshments will be provided. The lecture, held in the Town Hall Board Room, is free and requires no registration.

Time is running out to view Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science, so the Museum will offer special weekend hours for one final peek. The museum will be open 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12, with a special craft for kids. The last chance to view the exhibition is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Don’t miss your chance to experience this interesting and informative exhibition before it’s gone!

The Farragut Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of its East Tennessee community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of the personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first Admiral of the U.S Navy and hero of the Civil War. Housed in Farragut Town Hall at 11408 Municipal Center Drive, the museum is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers free admission. For more information, visit, like Farragut Museum on Facebook, or contact Historic Resources Coordinator Julia Barham at or 966-7057.

Incorporated in 1980, the Town of Farragut offers premier recreational, residential and retail choices.  Farragut embodies Tennessee’s “volunteer” spirit, celebrating achievements from top-performing Knox County schools to a beautiful community design resulting from high development standards. The Town of Farragut goes further to help residents and visitors enjoy more comfort, beauty and convenience while feeling closer to a real sense of community. The Town of Farragut: Live Closer. Go Further.   

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