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April 2024 E-news

April 4, 2024

Don’t Miss the Fun on Opening Day: Saturday, April 13

Are you ready?! Our 2024 season opens Saturday, April 13, with a special theme: Full STEAM Ahead! Join the fun from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and experience science, technology, engineering, art and math (“STEAM”) projects alongside skilled tradesmen and period-dressed docents. Artist Tracy Bettencourt and geologist Lennie Fottrell will be on-hand with unique displays and presentations. All activities are included with special event admission: $14 per adult, $8 per child ages 3-12, children under 3 free with a paying adult. We hope to see you there!

New This Year: Weakley House Museum


Opening for the first time this year, the Weakley House Museum was the home of Historic Collinsville founders Glenn and JoAnn Weakley. The home’s humble beginnings date back to 1905 as a tenant house on a family farm. The Weakleys moved into the home in 1960 and began renovations that continued until the 1980s. The unique home contains the couple’s many collections and the stories that accompany them. Inside guests will find items that reflect the couple’s passion for antiques, hunting, quilts and more. Included with general admission. Be sure to make time for a guided tour on your next visit!

Check out some of the special items below, which you’ll see when visiting the Weakley House Museum, plus much more!

Victorian Furniture
View a Victorian Renaissance Revival Hunt Board that once belonged to a very renowned governor of Tennessee.

Musket Rifle
See a Kentucky Long Rifle up close that would have been carried by Daniel Boone as he crossed over the Appalachian Mountains into Tennessee with a group of long-hunters.

Quilts are truly Americana and can be works of art. This one is possibly pre-Civil War, and our collection is vast, ranging from the mid-1800s to 1990s.

Second Saturdays
Also new in 2024, make plans to enjoy special activities on Second Saturdays at Historic Collinsville every month throughout the season! Each event features a unique theme, from gardening and quilting to history and art. Don’t miss the fun!

Tentative schedule (subject to change):

April 13: Full STEAM Ahead
May 11: Planting Day
June 8: Montgomery County Heritage Day
July 13: Family Field Day and Picnic
Aug. 10: Quilt Show and Tell
Sept. 14: Storytelling by Day and by Night
Oct. 12: Create at Collinsville
Nov. 9: Let’s Talk Turkey
Dec. 14: An 1860s Christmas