JONESBOROUGH, TN – March 12, 2019 – The Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum opens two new exhibits this spring: “Communications” and “Spotlight Section.”
“Communications” examines the transition of communication technology from the 19th to 20th centuries: letters, postcards, telegrams, and telephones. The exhibit features several artifacts and an interactive component where visitors can practice dialing local phone numbers from the 1956 Johnson City phone book using a rotary dial telephone.
“Spotlight Section” focuses on photographs to coincide with the Heritage Alliance’s ongoing digitization project. Not only is the Heritage Alliance digitizing their archival photographic collection, but are also looking to the community for assistance in expanding the collection. The first spotlight features photographs of women, coinciding with Women’s History Month.
The museum is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Friday, and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. on Sunday.
The museum also conducts Town Strolling Tours, available 1 p.m. Saturdays. Tours depart from the Chester Inn and costumed guides lead guests on an hour-long journey through Jonesborough’s storied past. The ever-popular Jonesborough Mythbusting Tour is available 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month. Thursday evening tours and the Old Jonesborough Cemetery Tour return in May.
The Chester Inn is a Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site. This project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Tennessee Historical Commission. The museum is an integral part of programming and interpretation for the Heritage Alliance.
For more information call the Heritage Alliance at 423-753-9580 or the Chester Inn Museum at 423-753-4580 or email email@example.com.
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