KNOXVILLE, TN – Oct. 21, 2019 – Mabry-Hazen House hosts its quarterly Night at the Museum 6-9 p.m. Nov. 13.
During the work week, Mabry-Hazen House usually keeps bankers' hours and weekends are often packed with other activities, making it difficult for people who hold day jobs to visit. Night at the Museum is a chance to visit Mabry-Hazen House after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by a local brewery.
This "historical happy hour" is not just about the festivity either; it’s about connecting with history and gathering at the museum to meet staff, volunteers, and local community members while talking about the past in a casual atmosphere.
The historic home will be open for self-guided tours and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the walkout basement at 7:30 p.m.
Mabry-Hazen House will continue its history series by sharing historic photographs from the collection not normally on display to the public.
Tickets are $10 per adult and visitors under 16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes two adult beverages and additional drinks are $5.
A fire pit, croquet, and corn hole will be available outside and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, and camp chairs. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House.
The event will occur rain or shine. Tickets will be available at the door or at www.mabryhazen.com/natm.
For more information, visit www.mabryhazen.com.
About the Mabry-Hazen House Museum
The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville, Tennessee. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.
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