What's New and Exciting at the Museum

2013 Issue of The Semaphore (PDF Format)

To view The Semaphore, you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Click HERE to download it (free).

 

The 2013 Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday April 20th starting at 10AM tours of the Museum property, lunch, the business meeting and a presentation by Mark Fuhrman about modelling the Little River Railroad.

Click [HERE] for further details

 

2012 Issue of The Semaphore (PDF Format)

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The 2012 Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday April 21st starting at 10AM tours of the Museum property, lunch, the business meeting and a presentation by Neal Stone about the Knoxville and Augusta Railroad.  The K&A is the railroad that connected with the Little River Railroad in Walland, TN.

Click [HERE] for further details

 

2011 Issue of The Semaphore (PDF Format)

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The 2011 Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday April 16th starting at 10AM with music, tours of the museum property, lunch, the business meeting and a presentation by Rick Turner called Logging Railroads of the Smokies. This program was developed for presentation in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and provides a glimpse of how people lived and what happened in what is now the Park prior to the establishment of the Park

Check [HERE] for further details.

 

 

We are happy to announce that our online Gift Shop is now back online.  Please visit at your earliest convenience.

 

As a benefit for all Museum members we are giving a 10% discount on all items in the Gift Shop.  You must be a current member in order in order to take advantage of this benefit.

 

The difficulties we have been experiencing with our online Giftshop have finally been resolved, and the Giftshop is again open for business.

 

2010 Issue of The Semaphore (PDF Format)

To view The Semaphore, you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

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The 2010 Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday April 17th starting at 10AM with music, special tours of the museum property, lunch, the business meeting and a presentation by Ron Sullivan, author of a four volume history of these logging companies, contemporaneous with the Little River Lumber Company, called If Rails Could Talků

Check [HERE] for further details.

 

 

The Museum will close for the winter on October 31st.  We will be open by appointment only until April 2010.

 

Our Great Smoky Mountains National Park 75th Anniversary walks will conclude with the October 24th walks.  The Townsend walk will take place at 9 AM.  There will be no Tremont walk on the 24th.

 

Saturday September 26th is Railroad Days at the Museum which is part of "Townsend Days" Fall Celebration running from September 25 thru 27.  We will have our 4th Saturday walks (described below) as well as hand car rides and other attractions.  Join us for a day of fun.

 

Because of Labor Day being late this year, the Museum will be open the first week of September, maintaining our normal weekday hours through Labor Day (September 7th).  We will then resume our normal operating schedule - weekends only in September.  We will be open every day in October.

 

As part of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park 75th Anniversary, we will have walking tours of Tremont and Townsend.  Starting on January 24th, we will conduct the walks on the fourth Saturday of each month.  These walks will start at the Museum and last 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  The walks will be about 1/2 to 3/4 miles each.  The Townsend Tour starts at 9 AM.  The Tremont walk starts at 10:30 AM and will carpool from the Museum to the Tremont area. 

 

Make a Donation online.  Go [HERE] to do it.

 

Add or renew your Museum membership online.  Go [HERE] to do it.

 

The new roadside sign has been erected with the carving of the Shay log train to be installed when complete.  See it [HERE]

 

Photos from 2009 Annual Meeting can be seen [HERE]

 

Updated outdoor Museum pictures on 03/21/09.

 

2009 Issue of The Semaphore (PDF Format)

To view The Semaphore, you will need Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

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The 2009 Annual Meeting will take place on Saturday April 18th starting at 10AM with music by Lost Mill String Band, special tours of the museum property, lunch, the business meeting and presentation by Ed Thompson on the photography of his great grandfather, Jim Thompson.  Check [HERE] for further details.