The Robertson County History Museum will officially open an exhibit on March 10 in recognition of the state of Tennessee’s and Robertson County’s 225th Anniversaries.
The front foyer and main room of the building are currently being prepped for the “Celebrating 225 Years of Tennessee History” full exhibit, according to Stacey Knight, museum director.
It will likely continue through the fall, she said.
Visitors will be able to view a number of displays detailing specific historical facts and significant figures of the time, as well as flags, state symbols and songs.
A special display featuring a number of Robertson County “firsts” like the first store, courthouse, church and public officials is part of the exhibit.
“We are going to have an interactive area like what it would have been like to have lived on a (Robertson County) homestead during that time,” said Knight.
Visitors, specifically school-aged, will get a glimpse of a working kitchen and a bedroom from that time period, she explained.
Knight said a student logo drawing competition representing Tennessee’s 225th and Robertson County’s anniversary is being organized in recognition of the milestones.
It be announced in March via the museum’s Facebook and Instagram accounts, and prizes will be awarded.
Additionally, beginning in April, students can take part in a monthly book club that coincides with the exhibits. It will be coupled with a list of questions for them to answer.
“And then they come back for discussion time regarding that,” Knight added.
One of the books selected, for instance, is entitled “Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears,” by Cornelia Cornelissen.
She said the museum will also host additional weekly and monthly activities, relating to the anniversaries and is looking to partner with local groups and businesses on several, according to Knight.
The Robertson County History Museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, check with its Facebook page @robertsoncountyhistoricalsociety, @robcohistorymuseum on Instagram or call (615) 382-7173.