ETHS at TAM

In March, ETHS staff participated in the Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) annual conference in Murfreesboro, TN. The conference held opportunities to network with museum professionals from around the state and attend sessions with meaningful discussions on museum trends and best practices.

An awards ceremony was held recognizing outstanding work by museums from across the state. Our team was honored with the following recognitions for the work that the East Tennessee History Center had done in 2023:

  • Award of Excellence, Temporary Exhibit | Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!
  • Award of Excellence, Audio-Visual – Exhibit Component | Lights! Camera! East Tennessee!
  • Award of Excellence, Special Recognition | Appalachia Sessions
  • Award of Excellence, Special Event | Downtown Home Tour
  • Award of Excellence, Fundraising Campaign | Biscuits, Bubbly, and Beignets
  • Award of Excellence, Educational Programming | Little History Lessons
  • Award of Excellence, Institutional Impact | Stephanie Henry
  • Award of Excellence, Volunteerism | Ann Blomquist

In addition to the conference, ETHS President Dr. Warren Dockter and Community Engagement Manager Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair enjoyed a day in Nashville on The Hill advocating for museums with the Tennessee Association of Museums. We thanked Senator Niceley, Senator Briggs, and others for their support of the 250th Commission and the Capital Maintenance and Improvements Grants through the Tennessee State Museum, which granted $5 million to 108 museums across the state, representing 58 counties.

ETHS staff receive awards during Tennessee Association of Museum annual meeting.
ETHS staff receive awards during Tennessee Association of Museum annual meeting.
Stephanie Henry receives her TAM Award of Excellence for Institutional Impact.
Stephanie Henry receives her TAM Award of Excellence for Institutional Impact.
Dr. Warren Dockter and Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair visit with enjoyed a on the Hill advocating for museums during the TAM Advocacy Day.
Dr. Warren Dockter and Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair visit with enjoyed a on the Hill advocating for museums during the TAM Advocacy Day.
Dr. Warren Dockter and Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair visit with enjoyed a on the Hill advocating for museums during the TAM Advocacy Day.
Dr. Warren Dockter and Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair visit with enjoyed a on the Hill advocating for museums during the TAM Advocacy Day.
Dr. Warren Dockter and Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair visit with enjoyed a on the Hill advocating for museums during the TAM Advocacy Day.
Dr. Warren Dockter and Kelley Weatherley-Sinclair visit with enjoyed a on the Hill advocating for museums during the TAM Advocacy Day.
Ann Blomquist receiving her Tennessee Association of Museums Award of Excellence for Volunteerism.  The award was presented during the 2024 ETHS Awards of Excellence Ceremony.
Ann Blomquist receiving her Tennessee Association of Museums Award of Excellence for Volunteerism. The award was presented during the 2024 ETHS Awards of Excellence Ceremony.

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