McClung Museum to Host ‘Forgotten Memorials’ Civil War Bus Tour

The McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture at UT is hosting a bus tour exploring Knoxville’s Civil War cemeteries and memorials on Sunday, October 23.

The bus tour will be led by McClung Museum Civil War Curator Joan Markel from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Attendees will learn about these neglected sites and the effect of the Civil War on the local population from 1861 to 1865.

Attendees will meet in the museum lobby at 1:45 p.m. to depart for the tour.

Tour tickets are $40 for museum members and $60 for nonmembers and may be purchased online or by calling the museum at 865-974-2144. Nonmembers who purchase tour tickets will receive a one-year museum membership. A portion of each ticket is tax deductible. A ticket includes beer from Yee Haw brewing, a keepsake McClung beer koozie, snacks, and the two-hour tour. Attendees under twenty-one will receive a nonalcoholic beverage.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free, and the museum’s hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sundays. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking kiosk at the entrance to Circle Park Drive during the week. Free parking is available on the weekends. Free public transportation to the museum is available via the Knoxville Trolley Vol Line.

See the museum’s website for more information about family programming, parking, and collections and exhibits.

C O N T A C T :

Stacy Palado (865-974-2143, spalado@utk.edu)

Joan Markel (865-974-2144, jmarkel@utk.edu)