Jonesborough Washington County History Museum

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Jonesborough-Washington County History Museum

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Founded in 1982, the Jonesborough/Washington County History Museum and Archives collects artifacts, documents, and photographs to help tell the stories of the land and people who constituted the “mother of Tennessee.”

Our collection of artifacts, newspapers and other ephemera focuses on the social, cultural, and economic history of Jonesborough and Washington County – creating a fascinating historical record of our region. Our extensive photographic collection spans the period from 1850 through the 1980s, and features a number of photographs from early Jonesborough photographers L.M. Keen and O.L. Hensley.

We invite you to visit our gallery space located in the Historic Jonesborough Visitors Center at 117 Boone Street. Come and see Jonesborough’s very first fire fighting equipment, purchased in the late 1800s, and view the clock that used to keep time in the 1847 Washington County Courthouse. Exhibits rotate throughout the year, so make sure you visit often!

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Courthouse Clock
Clock that used to keep time in 1847 Washington County Courthouse.
Rotating Exhibits
Our exhibits rotate frequently.
Storytelling in the museum.
We do lots of programming in our museum.
Hands On with Artifacts
Schedule a special program to get hands-on with the artifacts.
Museum theatre
Watch a play in the museum!
Rhea Wells Exhibit
Our exhibits cover a large range of topics from Washington County.
Women's Suffrage Exhibit
Exhibits honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment.
Jonesborough-Washington County History Museum
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm
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For the most up-to-date hours and information, please contact Jonesborough-Washington County History Museum directly.

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