We hope you all are doing well. The Heritage Alliance is posting a lot of content online right now, both on our website and our social media pages. We decided to do a weekly round up so you all can find what you’re looking for in a more expedient manner. This will also help you know what posts to be on the lookout for.
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Chester Inn Museum Virtual Exhibit – This week we launched a virtual exhibit that takes you inside two cases in the Chester Inn State Historic Site and Museum. Check out Historic Preservation in Jonesborough, 1970-2020 now!
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Weekly posts about local businesses in Jonesborough, the history of the buildings, and what the businesses are offering now in the midst of Covid 19.
Information on local, Smallpox outbreaks in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
One of our tour guides submitted an At Home Amateur Museum Theatre video of her own that talks about early Jonesborough history and Jesse Walton.
A look at the Civilian Conversation Corps (CCC) and their impact on Northeast Tennessee.
Updates on marker cleaning in the Old Jonesborough Cemetery.
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Weekly posts reflecting back on the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918 with primary sources from Washington County.
We also launched our virtual exhibit this week! Check out Historic Preservation in Jonesborough, 1970-2020.
Social Distancing with the Victorians – Video series examining how the Victorians would have practiced social distancing.
Make A May Basket – This instructional video talks about the history of May Day and the May Basket. It also includes a step by step guide on how to make your own May Basket. The McKinney Center in Jonesborough, located at 103 Franklin Avenue, has a make and take option for the May Basket. Swing by the Center and pick up the items you need to make your own May Basket. Craft materials are located in the green box outside the Center.