The Greeneville Greene County History Museum announced last Thursday night (at their new exhibit reception) the start of a capital campaign for their new building.
This is the rendering of the Main Street elevation. The rear of the building will be at second floor level with a 70 foot wide deck that looks out on the 1787 Seth Babb Homestead and Richland Creek.
The building is steel with no middle supports that would cause interruption to the exhibit area. The exterior wrap is polished TN blue stone and polished white granite. They went through several iterations of various brick exteriors and styles before settling on the Blue Stone.
The front also includes a stained glass quilt square by nationally known and local artist Mark Russell. The red vertical panels you see are banners to tout exhibits and events.
All display area is on one level, but with 5,000 square feet underneath for climate-controlled storage of artifacts. This gives the museum about 25% more exhibit space and 100% more storage and prep space. The plans also call for a serpentine walking path from the front (Main Street side) to Seth’s Homestead.
A New Exhibit
Also launched at this same event is a new exhibit entitled Vintage Greeneville Pictures from the Past. Refreshments were served along with the sweet news of the launch of the Capital Campaign.