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Alex Haley House Museum and Interpretive Center

Volume 1, Issue 2 October—December 2010

November 2010
This project is funded after an agreement with the State of Tennessee.

Museum and
Senator Lamar Alexander Visits Museum
Interpretive Center Wednesday, October 27, the
Alex Haley Museum & Inter-
Hours of Operation pretive Center was host to
Tuesday to Saturday longtime friend of Alex Haley,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Senator Lamar Alexander, and
Sundays a group of other Tennessee
By Appointment Only politicians, families, and
Closed Mondays friends. Included in the group
was Mayor Bill Haslam, Sena-
Rates tor Bob Corker, Representative
Adults—$6, Students—$4 Craig Fitzhugh, County Mayor
Rod Schuh, and Henning
Contact us for tours at Mayor Michael Bursey. After
731-738-2240 or email at touring the museum and Inter- pretive Center, the group was
treated to a presentation by
Steve Redding, Michael Hagge,
and Pam Hurley of the Eco-
nomic Development Center at Pictured from left – Bill Haslam, Bob Corker, Mrs.
University of Memphis, re- Haslam (Bill’s mother), Lamar Alexander
garding plans for revitalization
of the town of Henning.
Whistle Stop Tour
NAACP Reception The Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center
was one of the designated stops for the Missis-
Members of Tennessee Asso- sippi River Corridor “Whistle Stop Tour”, Fri-
ciation of Community Leader- day, November 5. The group of about 40 people
ship (TACL), toured the Alex from various areas in Tennessee traveled by bus
Haley Museum & Interpre- to the museum, which was their fourth stop on
tive Center on Wednesday, the first day of a two day tour. Executive Direc-
October 13. The group of tor, Diana Threadgill, was among the group as
about 50 people, represent- well as Tim Sloan of the West TN Historical
ing leadership organizations Commission, and Bill Ferguson of ANF archi-
across Tennessee, also par- tects, designers of the Interpretive Center.
ticipated in icebreaker activi-
ties on the lawn of the mu-
seum as the kickoff for their
regional conference, being NAACP local president, Rev. Cyronose
Spicer (right), chats with guests
held in nearby Ripley, TN.
TACL is an organization de- More than 100 members and
veloped to enhance existing guests of local chapter #5660 of the
and create new Community NAACP, browsed through the Alex
Leadership programs. Haley Interpretive Center, Satur-
day, November 6, for a 6 p.m. open-
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Christmas At The Alex Haley

Museum & Interpretive Center
Deck The Halls The Public is invited
Museum staff invited local busi- to join
ne sse s and org anizatio ns to
“Decorate A Room” in the museum
for the Christmas holidays. Five of the
the rooms featured during daily tours
will be adorned with decorations by
members of the Lauderdale County
Museum Staff
Arts Council, local graduate chapters
of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Delta and
Sigma Theta Sororities, Broadnax
Construction LLC, and Henning
Community Activity Fund Commit-
Board of Directors
for a The museum is featured in
"Historic Tennessee”, a new
Holiday Reception, publication by Tennessee Pres-
ervation Trust that commemo-
rates the state’s rich historical
Thursday, and architectural heritage. The
book is written by nationally
December 16, 2010 esteemed history writer, James
Crutchfield, and features im-
ages by Pulitzer prize winning
5-7 p.m. photographer and friend of Alex
Haley, Robin Hood.
Fireplace area in Living Room decorated Come and enjoy holiday
by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority refreshments and view We proudly provide this spe-
cial book, just in time for
the Museum & Interpre- Christmas, on sale now in
Upcoming Events tive Center Christmas the museum gift shop!!

Stay tuned for the following

2011 museum events: Donations are appreciated
Black History Celebration
February 19
Chamber Coffee— Happy Holidays!!
from the
February 25
Genealogy Workshop Staff and Board of Museum pictured during first snow
TBA Directors of the season , Tuesday, November
We now accept Credit and
Debit Cards!!