Knox Heritage Director to Speak on Historic Preservation at McClung Museum

Kim Trent, a Knoxville preservationist and director of Knox Heritage, will give a talk on historic preservation in Knoxville at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 6, at McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture.

The lecture, which is part of programming related to current special exhibition Knoxville Unearthed: Archaeology in the Heart of the Valley, is free and open to the public.

Trent will talk about her work as director of Knox Heritage, which works to preserve structures and places with historic or cultural significance in Knox County. Her work breathing new life into these structures turns around neighborhoods where generations created their own family history and preserves the places that make our community unique.

Established in 1974 as a nonprofit historic preservation organization, Knox Heritage is chartered by the State of Tennessee and governed by a board of directors representing all areas of our community.

The Knoxville Unearthed exhibition explores the city’s heritage as seen through archaeological discoveries in honor of Knoxville’s 225th birthday, and runs through January 8, 2017.

The McClung Museum is located at 1327 Circle Park Drive. Museum admission is free. Free two-hour museum parking passes are available from the parking information building at the entrance to Circle Park Drive on weekdays by request. Free parking is available on Circle Park Drive on a first-come, first-served basis on weekends.

For more information about visiting the McClung Museum, and its collections and exhibits, visit the museum website.

CONTACT:

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

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