Greeneville Greene County History Museum (GGCHM)

History in the Media Award & Community History Award

History in the Media Award:
“My Favorite Things,” a video campaign launched in 2018, has been well received by the community. Board members and museum patrons were asked to talk about their favorite items in the museum and why. Posted on YouTube, Facebook, and the museum’s website, the videos generated museum foot traffic and online interaction. The public is also invited to view a time-lapse video of the relocation and reconstruction of the 1787 “Seth Babb Homestead” from its original site to museum property.

Community History Award:
Major congratulations are due GGCHM which became the first history museum in Tennessee to complete and earn Gold-certification in the American Association for State and Local History’s StEPs program. GGCHM started the program in 2014. StEPs leads small- to mid-sized history organizations in a review of their policies and practices, benchmarking themselves against national museum standards. Only six other institutions in the nation have earned this level of certification.