VONORE, Tenn. –The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum is beginning Phase 1 of facility renovations beginning July 26 with a completion date slated for December 2017.
Phase 1 includes the main museum building undergoing extended internal and external renovation. During this time, many of the museum activities and features will still be available for visitors to experience. However, the current exhibit will be removed and replaced with a new exhibit and delivery system. This will highlight the story of the famous Overhill Cherokee, Sequoyah, the namesake, and will feature his greatest accomplishment in a new way. Sequoyah was born very near the museum site, circa 1776.
Offices and the gift shop will relocate during Phase 1 to a temporary trailer, where services will continue on the current schedule of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Outdoor classes and events on-site will continue as the Timberlake Exhibit is moved to the log cabin and the blacksmith shop will be open. The picnic pavilion, Maxwell D. Ramsey Shoreline Hiking Trail, the Chota Town House and the Tanasi Memorial will continue to be open to the public.
Phase 2 begins early 2018 where installation of the new exhibit and its updated building space takes place.
For more information and project updates, visit www.sequoyahmuseum.org.
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