Pioneering Pulpits Exhibit Opening at the Museum Center at 5ive Points

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Pioneering Pulpits Exhibit Opens

Sanctuary. Faith. Community. These words – among others – are synonymous with the concept of a church. The history of the Ocoee Region churches follows the pattern generally found in this area of the South. As new lands were opened for settlement, pioneers loaded their families and chattel in wagons and set out with bright hopes for the future.

Pioneering Pulpits opens for our member-only opening reception Thursday, December 4 at 6:00 PM.

The exhibit opens to the public on Friday, December 5.

‘Tis the Season to Give

There are an assortment of great causes to give to during the holiday season. We hope you'll consider the MUSEUM STORE for your holiday shopping and gift giving needs. Our store is packed with unique arts and crafts from the Ocoee Region and proceeds directly support the Museum Center and our local artists. You can GIVE A MEMBERSHIP - the gift that keeps on giving year-round. Or you can simply GIVE A DONATION to ensure that the we can continue to tell the story of the Ocoee Region. 

New Year’s Eve at the Museum Center at 5ive Points

Bring in 2015 in style at the Museum Center at 5ive Points! This year's party features an open bar, beer, and wine with food served throughout the night from Ambiance catering. We'll dance the night away with music from DJ Detour and a simulcast of the New Year's Ball Drop in New York with a champagne toast at midnight.

MC5P New Year's Eve 2014 is sponsored by Ocoee Insurance Services.

Visit the Museum Center at 5ive Points Web Site for More Information

http://www.museumcenter.org/

Exhibit about churches in the Ocoee region is opening at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, TN.
Exhibit about churches in the Ocoee region is opening at the Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, TN.


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