The Museum Center At 5ive Points Hosts Family Printmaking Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

At the Museum Center at 5ive Points’ Family Printmaking Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., participants will step back in time to discover the "cutting-edge communication style of yesteryear: the movable-type printing press." 

The family-friendly event is a part of the Cleveland Works exhibit, sponsored by Bank of Cleveland. Admission to the workshop is $4 for members and $7 for nonmembers; preregistration is required. 

Adults and children over the age of five will explore early newspaper typesetting methods as participants take a closer look at the linotype machine. Participants will make their own “type” which will be used to create a poster and a reusable stamp. 

“Learning is more fun when it’s hands-on,” said Curator of Education Jennifer White. “This workshop is a great way to spend time together as a family, having fun and discovering our local history.”  

“In the mid-1900s, many area industries began using movable type to develop their own marketing pieces, instead of relying on pieces created on their behalf by someone else,” said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “These businesses essentially cut out the middle man and began advertising directly to consumers. Workshop participants will want to check out several of these early advertising posters we have on display in the Cleveland Works exhibit.”  

To register for the workshop, call 339-5745, or email jwhite@museumcenter.org. Space is limited. 

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through exhibitions and educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday, and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under five. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the Museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events. 

For further information call 339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.

TDOT Celebrates 100 Years Of Transportation

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s year-long celebration of its centennial culminated today with the burial of a time capsule and installation of a granite memorial at Bicentennial Mall.  The granite memorial is located at the north end of the Bicentennial Mall, and pays tribute to 100 years of transportation in Tennessee. It was designed by Tuck Hinton Architects, ... (click for more)

Weekly Road Construction Report

Here is the weekly road construction report for Hamilton County: South Crest Road Bridge repair project over I-24 (between MM 182.3 – 182.4) and East Main Street (Mid-State Construction Co, Inc.):  Work on this major bridge repair project on the South Crest Road Bridge over I-24 and East Main Street in Chattanooga continues. During the project, the bridge itself is closed, ... (click for more)

Work Set To Restart On Chickamauga Lock This Year

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers allocated $3 million that Congress provided for fiscal year 2015 to restart construction on Chickamauga Lock this year, Senator Lamar Alexander and Rep. Chuck Fleischmann announced. “We need to replace Chickamauga Lock before it fails, and I talked with Secretary Darcy today to thank her for making this project a priority by deciding to restart ... (click for more)

Boyd Asks Coppinger For Public Apology; Does Not Get One

County Commissioner Tim Boyd on Wednesday morning read a letter in which he asked County Mayor Jim Coppinger for a public apology. However, he did not get one. Instead, County Mayor Coppinger called remarks last Wednesday by Commissioner Boyd that the county mayor had $4.4 million in discretionary funds "ridiculous." He said that money includes such items as the Humane Educational ... (click for more)

Police Need To Stop The Road Cowboys - And Response

Where is our highway patrol?  If they were known to regularly patrol our interstate highways through our city I don't think it would take long before the "truckers" were aware of it.  There are places in our country where this is the case.   When I have traveled Interstates 24 and 75 I may see the occasional car pulled over but rarely if ever is it an 18-wheeler. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Never Disturb The Dead

I’ve got too many things in my life that scare me so I’ve always been real leery of “unnecessary fear.” A guy named Terry wanted to teach me how to catch a live rattlesnake one time but had a tough time telling me what exactly to do with the angry serpent when the time came to let it go. I have the same view of these paranormal societies where otherwise sane people go around looking ... (click for more)