Museum Center At 5ive Points Gains Smithsonian Affiliation Status

Monday, April 7, 2014

The Museum Center at 5ive Points, in Cleveland, is invited to join the Smithsonian Affiliations by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Museum Center is one of six museums in Tennessee to be invited.

Smithsonian Affiliations, established in 1996, is designed to facilitate a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America. The program establishes long-term relationships with museums to facilitate the loan of Smithsonian artifacts and traveling exhibitions and to develop educational collaborations locally and nationally.

“We are honored by the decision of the Smithsonian to allow our museum to join their program,“ said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “With our exhibition calendar planned out so far in advance, the Museum Center will be able to borrow artifacts and exhibits from the Smithsonian’s collections to supplement our own."

“We are delighted to welcome the Museum Center at 5ive Points into our Smithsonian partnership program,” said Harold A. Closter, director of Smithsonian Affiliations. “We look forward to engaging the Museum Center, sharing resources and educational collaborations which highlight the important work of both of our organizations and developing new avenues of understanding history and culture.”

There are currently 177 Smithsonian Affiliates in 41 states, Puerto Rico and Panama. Affiliates represent the diversity of America’s museum community – size, location and subject – and serve all audiences. Tens of thousands of people have been able to experience the Smithsonian in their communities through Affiliate- sponsored programs including workshops, distance learning programs, lectures, books tours, and performances.

"Our staff has been working diligently to meet the requirements involved with being an affiliate and we are looking forward to taking advantage of all of the resources that the Smithsonian has to offer," said Hassan Najjar, executive director of the Museum Center. “This is certainly a milestone for us and I want to encourage the community to get involved. Become a member of the museum! We need your support to grow and to bring these types of programs and opportunities to Cleveland.”

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic 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 423 339-5745.


Chattanooga Speaks Presents Panel Discussion On Race, Community And Culture

Chattanooga Speaks, founded by Main Street Innovations, invites the public to join a free discussion panel to be held at The Camp House on Tuesday from 6-8:30 p.m. about race, culture and community. "Events across the nation, and our city, are causing communities to come together and be solution orientated in the areas of race and equality. Not all people are doing this in a ... (click for more)

Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2, July 21-27

Weekly Roadway Activity Report for TDOT Region 2 (Parts of East and Middle Tennessee) July 21 – July 27 Construction Projects Maintenance / Regionwide / On-Call / Multi-County Contracts Bledsoe County, SR-30 slide repair project near log mile 7.5:   Work on this project continues.  The contract includes excavating, stabilizing and rebuilding the road ... (click for more)

Hixson Man Charged With Sending Threatening Emails To General Sessions Court Judge

A 30-year-old Hixson man has been charged with making threats to kill General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom after police said they found evidence to tie him to recent threats against the judge. David Lee Graham, of 1730 Colorado St., is charged with retaliation against a judge. His bond was raised to $100,000. Detective Ric Whaley said he had been conducting an investigation ... (click for more)

Rescuers Carry Injured 15-Year-Old Boy Out Of Pocket Wilderness

First responders spent Sunday afternoon rescuing an injured 15-year-old boy at the Pocket Wilderness at the foot of Mowbray Mountain. At 1:20 p.m. , a 911 call was made reporting a teenager had injured his ankle from cliff jumping at the "Blue Hole " at the Pocket Wilderness. Tennessee State Parks and the Mowbray Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene and immediately ... (click for more)

Flabbergasted By Rape Suspended Sentence - And Response (2)

I am flabbergasted. A 15-year-old young lady was raped by a bus driver, to whom we have entrusted our young, and all he gets is a suspended sentence and a GPS ankle bracelet.  Really? What judicial idiot, in their “judicial wisdom,” felt that sentence was appropriate?  Via the Disciplinary Counsel of the Supreme Court of Tennessee- Administrative Office of the Courts, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Double Travesties

Back when we were kids the old guys taught us how to throw a one-two punch. It’s pretty impressive if you do it right, which is to jab your left fist into the thug’s face and then, as though it was a symphony, complete the combination as you deliver a powerful right cross to the same nose. If the thug has a gun, it doesn’t work as well. But, boy, did our community ever get clobbered ... (click for more)