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Trip Planner: USA / Tennessee / Johnson City / B. Carroll Reece Museum
For more than 50 years the Reece Museum has told the many stories of Appalachia. Housing over 20,000 artifacts, the Reece collection captures the region's past as well as its contemporary art and culture.Our Johnson City sightseeing tool makes visiting B. Carroll Reece Museum and other Johnson City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
As one of the first museums in Tennessee to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Reece continues to meet AAM's high standards of excellence. Currently, the Reece is one of only thirteen museums in Tennessee to receive this accreditation.
The Museum began in the late 1920s as a class project created by history professor Maxine Mathews. Under the supervision of ETSU President Charles C. Sherrod, the Museum continued to grow. During the 1930s and 1940s, librarians staffed the Museum and provided tours to visitors.
In August 1961, Louise Goff Reece, wife of the late Congressman Brazilla Carroll Reece, donated her husband's personal library, including congressional reports, files, and other materials of educational and historic value, to ETSU. Formally dedicated on October 10, 1965, the B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum was established as a tribute to the memory of First District Congressman B. Carroll Reece as a "storehouse of knowledge ... for the use of the university's students and the citizens of the state."
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The Reece museum always has interesting displays. One of my favorite memories at the museum is the Salvador Dali art exhibit that featured a collection of paintings representing Dante's Inferno...
The Reece museum always has interesting displays. One of my favorite memories at the museum is the Salvador Dali art exhibit that featured a collection of paintings representing Dante's Inferno... more »
I have seen Salvador Dali paintings there and another time a travelling exhibit from the Holocaust Museum from Washington D.C.
I have seen Salvador Dali paintings there and another time a travelling exhibit from the Holocaust Museum from Washington D.C. more »
This small museum has different exhibits and talks time to time. We once came to the museum for a talk about WW I and learned about Sargent Stubby, the only dog to achieve the rank of Sargent in the army for his service. Kind of neat and there was an animated movie about him too. Before our visit we went to the Culp Center for a dinner meal. I was surprised at the variety of meal choices including Vegan options. Nothing like when I was attending classes there. Anyway the museum is a nice place to visit with ample parking but be sure to get a pass if you are there before 4
Small, clam and doesn’t overwhelm people with sensory issues. Slow paced never felt rush as it is not busy.. The kindest people. Helped me with parking when website was confusing.
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