May 3rd , 2013 10:00 am Leave a comment

Unicoi County museums will re-open Saturday

By

Martha Erwin is looking to the future to preserve the past.

Photo Courtesy of The Erwin RecordThe Unicoi County Heritage Museum will re-open for the season at 11 a.m. Saturday. A groundbreaking will be proposed addition to the Clinchfield Railroad Museum.

Photo Courtesy of The Erwin Record
The Unicoi County Heritage Museum will re-open for the season at 11 a.m. Saturday. A groundbreaking will be proposed addition to the Clinchfield Railroad Museum.

When the Unicoi County Heritage Museum and Clinchfield Railroad Museum opens for the season Saturday, a groundbreaking ceremony will be held for a proposed addition to the Clinchfield Railroad Museum.

The Heritage Museum will open Saturday at 11 a.m.

Erwin, museum curator for more than 20 years, said the proposed additional room on the back of the railroad museum would house the centralized traffic control unit and other memorabilia and artifacts.

“We have all of this but nowhere to house it,” Erwin said.

The museums are currently open from May to October, but in order to have a sign on the interstate, they must remain open all year.

“When the renovation is complete, the railroad museum will be open year-round and will meet the criteria for a designated railroad sign on the interstate.”

Erwin said she hopes the number of visitors to the Railroad Museum will make it possible to open the Heritage Museum year-round as well.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

share Facebook Twitter

Switch to our mobile site