"Lenoir Museum" Norris Dam State Park Things to Do Tip by Stephen-KarenConn
Norris Dam State Park Things to Do: 4 reviews and 4 photos
The contents of this Museum of Early Americana were given to the State of Tennessee by Will G. and Helen H. Lenoir, to be kept on permanent display.
The Lenoirs collected for more than 60 years. Both had a concept of history and were sensitive to the rapidly changing times. They strongly desired that the changes not wipe out an appreciation of the hard work and ingneuity that were a part of the rapidly disappearing everyday life of the East Tennessee mountaineer.
Unable to build a museum to house the items, Mr. Lenoir contracted to donate them to the state of Tennessee. The Tennessee Valley Authority gave six acres of land facing the Clinch River just south of Norris Dam, and it was incorporated into Norris Dam State park. Beside the museum are the Crosby Threshing Barn and the 18th Century Rice Grist Mill. All are open to the public free of charge.
Wednesday - Sunday, year round
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Address: 212 Norris Freeway, Norris, TN 37707
Directions: About one mile south of Norris Dam on US-441.