Pictured, from left: Kenny Graggs, Tennessee State Parks; James Corn III; Park Ranger Manager Erin Medley; Dr. Danielle Shelton, MTSU Center for Historical Preservation; Amy Katcher, Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation; Cleveland Mayor Emeritus Tom Rowland; and Amy Kostine of MTSU.
A ribbon cutting Thursday afternoon celebrated the reopening of the James Corn Museum at Red Clay State Historic Park in southern Bradley County.
Among those participating were Jim Corn the third grandson of the the late Colonel James Corn, who is credited with preserving the historical piece of property.
Also taking part were: Erin Medley, park manager; Mayor Emeritus Tom Rowland and wife, Sandra; officers of the Cherokee Red Clay Association; Amy Katcher with the Tennessee Department of Environment Conversation; and Melissa Woody, tourism vice president of Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Danielle Shelton with the MTSU Center for Historical Preservation was credited with the years of research that brought the museum and exhibits into the 21st century.
Dr. Shelton presented the Rowlands and Corns with copies of her dissertation of the history of the state park.