McClung Museum to Host Family Day for Turkomen Exhibit on February 23

 

The Frank H. McClung Museum invites area families to attend a free day of jewelry making and museum tours on Saturday, February 23.

The event, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., will include a tour given by museum educators of the current temporary exhibit, Splendid Treasures of the Turkomen Tribes from Central Asia. Educators will also provide instruction for a jewelry-making activity.

The exhibit showcases elaborate silver and gilt jewelry, carpets, and clothing from the Turkomen peoples of Iran, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. All supplies for making the craft will be provided, and children will be able to take their project home. No reservations are needed.

A second free family day is planned for Saturday, April 13, with details to follow.

The museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Free parking will be available in front of the museum and in adjacent lots. The museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays.

For more information about the McClung Museum and its collections and exhibits, visit the McClung’s website.

CONTACTS:

Abby Naunheimer (865-974-2144, anaunhei@utk.edu)

Catherine Shteynberg (865-974-6921, cshteynb@utk.edu)

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