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Special Exhibitions

James L. Turner

Story of a Sword: The Legacy of James L. Turner

The sword belonged to Lieutenant James L. Turner (1839–1921), who served with the 6th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, US. Turner enlisted, […]

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Fish Forks and Fine Furnishings: Consumer Culture in the Gilded Age

This exhibition looks at consumer culture during the American Gilded Age, and how its unprecedented access to goods meant that what one owned became an important way to assert one’s identity.

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View of Case from Life on the Roman Frontier Exhibit

Life on the Roman Frontier

From building materials and sacred goddesses, to dishes and military boots, the objects in this exhibit give us a glimpse into the everyday lives of soldiers and civilians who lived on the Roman Frontier.

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McClung Museum building

Birds of Tennessee: Celebrating the Centennial of the Tennessee Ornithological Society

To celebrate the centennial of the TOS, the museum is displaying fifty-six engravings and lithographs featuring the birds of Tennessee.

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