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An afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion. Check out this historic house of Knoxville. Home of William Blount. Wonderful piece of Southern and American history.

An Afternoon Tour at Blount Mansion

As a newcomer to Knoxville and a public historian, I’ve made it my goal to visit all of the 7 historic homes of Knoxville. I like to start learning about a new city by delving into its past! So far I’ve spent a festive evening at the Mabry-Hazen House and a lovely afternoon tour at …

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Maby-Hazen House. Read about this historic house on penderandpeony.com

Visiting the Mabry-Hazen House

Gunfights, Civil War strategy, lawsuits, and scandal mark much of the history of the Mabry-Hazen House, but from its serene perch atop Mabry’s Hill with towering magnolia trees shading the wide veranda you could hardly imagine this notorious past. The Mabry-Hazen House was home to three generations of the same family and showcases their original …

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The Art Experience: Contemplative or Energized?

Art Museums are grappling with a “plugged in” public obsessed with technology and having an “experience.” How do museums satisfy this public without falling into the entertainment trap? Is social practice art a key solution to avoiding this trap? Since the 1970’s museums have more significantly changed their focus as repositories for cultural treasures to …

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