Archaeology, Natural History, Science, Specialized, University
Ground breaking for the education annex at the Gray Fossil Site began early March 2010. Our team of paleontologists monitored the ground moving process to keep an eye out for the discovery of more fossils. Dr. Wallace stated there were no major finds during this stage of construction.
Archaeology, Art, Culture, General, Library, Natural History
The Frist Center is committed to education — helping people of all ages and backgrounds become more familiar with, knowledgeable of and appreciative of art. The Education Department’s dedicated staff organizes a wide variety of activities, both at the Frist Center and off-site.
History, Historic House, Natural History, Park
An elegant mansion caught in the crossfire of the Civil War – This nationally registered, historic landmark reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Natural History, Planetarium, Science
Pink Palace Museum: The Pink Palace Museum is one of the largest facilities of its kind in the Southeast. You can walk through a replica of the first self-service grocery store in the country, Clarence Saunders' Piggly Wiggly. Explore the cultural and natural history of the Mid-South through exciting exhibits, dioramas and audio-visuals. Trace Memphis' development from the time of Spanish explorers through the Civil War and the yellow fever epidemics.
Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Natural History
On display: Smith county Century Farms, agriculture, military, education, local churches, civil war, architecture.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Natural History, Park, Specialized
TVRM’s passenger trains run on the historic route which includes Missionary Ridge Tunnel, completed in 1858 and on the National Register of Historic Places. The tunnel is the primary reason TVRM runs on the three-mile section of the former Southern Railway.