Ever heard of Elijah McCoy or Mary Colter? We guarantee you’ve benefited from their inventions and ideas. The Chuckey Depot Museum in Jonesborough will host a reception for its newest exhibit “Our Work, Our Stories: African Americans, Women, and the Railroad” on Saturday, March 11th from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The exhibit features information and artifacts on Pullman Porters, Gandy Dancers, Harvey Girls, the railroad during World War II, and more!
This exhibit highlights the stories of inventors, dreamers, and union members who forever changed the way trains work and the way people travel. Come out to the museum between 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on March 11th to view the new exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. The Chuckey Depot Museum is free of charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
The Chuckey Depot Museum has new hours! From March through September, you can visit the museum in person on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. From October through February, the museum will be open on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information on the exhibit or the Chuckey Depot Museum, visit Jonesborough.com, follow the Chuckey Depot on Facebook, or call the Visitor’s Center at 423-753-1010.