As the temperature drops around Chattanooga, TN, the leaves change color and the historical exhibits move inside. This week in historical places, there is a nice mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. With train rides into the color changing mountains surrounding Chattanooga and indoor exhibitions, there should be something for every history-loving individual.
State of the Union Exhibit
Displayed at the historic Warehouse Row in downtown Chattanooga beginning November 1, 2012, this exhibit is a collection of modern Civil War photography by Gregg Segal. The pictures convey a modern twist to the historical subject of Civil War battles and include a local shot. The exhibit will be a strolling one, with pieces displayed throughout the first floor.
King David’s Reign Artifact Exhibit
Southern Adventist University’s Institute of Archaeology welcomes visitors to an exhibit and lecture showcasing artifacts discovered in excavations from the Fortress of Elah, an ancient city from the time of King David, in Israel. The exhibit and lecture will occur on November 7, 2012 at 7 pm in the Lynn H. Wood Auditorium on the Southern Adventist University’s campus. For additional information, call 423-236-2027.
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is running their Copperhill Special and the Hiwassee River Rail Adventure this week. The Copperhill Special is a 94 mile trip through the lower Hiwassee River Gorge, over the Hiwassee Loop and through the towns of Copperhill, TN and McCaysville, GA. The trip is a little over 8 hours and costs $62.00 for adults. This train will run on Saturday, November 9, 2012 at 9:30am.
The Hiwassee River Rail Adventure is a 3-1/2 hour, 50-mile round trip train ride up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. The trip, made possible by the Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, includes the famous “Hiwassee Loop” where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain near Farmer, TN. Shuttle Buses will depart Etowah at departure times. Tickets are $38.00 for adults and $28.00 for children (ages 3-12). Advance purchase is highly recommended. The train sets off Thursday, November 8th at 1:30 pm and Friday, November 9th at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm.
A Walk Down Memory Lane – Units on the Battleline
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park is conducting a 90 minute interpretive program on Saturday, November 10. The program is a walking tour that will visit a few of the monuments along Battleline Road. The stops at the monuments will highlight some of the soldier’s accounts and stories associated with the Battle of Chickamauga. The tour begins at 2 pm near Tour Stop 2. It is advised that you wear comfortable, supportive footwear and dress appropriately for the weather.
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