by Martha Rose Woodward
The Farragut Folklife Museum was established with the goal of preserving the heritage of this historical community and the life of former resident Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first admiral of the U.S. Navy and Civil War hero. It is located just off Campbell Station Road at Kingston Pike at 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Knoxville, TN 37922 on the first floor inside the Town Hall Center.
In honor of the 30th year‘s anniversary of the 1982 World‘s Fair a special “World’s Fair Exhibit” debuted at a reopening event in February 2012. The colorful exhibit features a wide variety of artifacts currently in the museum collection as well as items on loan from museum committee members. Items from fair booths representing various countries; a slide show of the exhibitions; and T-shirts, mugs, commemorative beer and other souvenirs saved from the event are displayed. Items from the Gold Passport Club are the rarest items in the collection as only a few of them were made.
The Farragut Folklife Museum is committed to preserving the heritage of its East Tennessee community and features a remarkable collection of artifacts from the area, including an extensive collection of the personal belongings of Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, first Admiral of the U.S. Navy and hero of the Civil War. Housed in the Farragut Town Hall located at 11408 Municipal Center Drive, the Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and offers free admission. For more information, contact Museum Coordinator Julia Jones at email@example.com or 966-7057. Stay up-to-date at townoffarragut.org and “like” Farragut Folklife Museum on Facebook.