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Permanent Exhibitions

Ancient Egypt exhibit entrance

Ancient Egypt: The Eternal Voice

A fine collection of original objects, most manufactured more than 2,000 years ago, shed light on the daily life, religion, […]

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Tennessee Freshwater Mussels

Tennessee Freshwater Mussels is divided into three broad subject areas: the biology and diversity of freshwater mussels; the Native American use of freshwater mussels; and the commercial use of freshwater mussels—the button and pearl industries, both cultured and natural.

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First Light, November 29, 1863, Painting by Ken Smith

The Civil War in Knoxville: The Battle of Fort Sanders

Original artifacts, both family heirlooms and archaeologically excavated items, as well as primary source documents, photographs, and video illustrate key […]

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Human Origins Ceiling

Human Origins: Searching for our Fossil Ancestors

In the permanent exhibition, Human Origins, the McClung Museum presents a comprehensive overview of the scientific understanding of the last […]

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Mosasaur in the Geology Exhibit

Geology & Fossil History of Tennessee

Exhibits include hundreds-of-millions-of-years-old fossils, more recent Ice Age fossils, and ongoing accounts of present day geological and climatic events. The […]

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Decorative Arts Gallery

The Decorative Experience

Artistic expression can be traced archaeologically to at least 40,000 years ago, possibly much earlier, and appears to be an […]

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Painting by Greg Harlin

Archaeology & the Native Peoples of Tennessee

Based on more than 65 years of research by University of Tennessee archaeologists, the exhibit features many of the finest artifacts […]

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McClung Museum building

Edmontosaurus Annectens

This dinosaur is now on permanent display in front of the museum on Circle Park Drive. Learn more below, tag […]

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