2581 E. First Street
Crossville, TN 38555
Phone: (931) 707-8638
Fax: (931) 484-9290
Arts & Museums
The Cookeville Depot which is currently treasured as a museum showcases an interesting collection of transport memorabilia. This former railroad depot was built in 1909 and is a designated feature on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit this place for a glimpse of the past.
The Oak Ridge Art Center is a beehive of activities throughout the year. Located near the center of the city, this community arts space organizes art exhibitions, art shows, and even courses on a range of subjects, from drawing and sketching, to ornament designing and art history. The center was founded in the 1950s and for several years existed in rented spaces in various parts of the city, until in 1968, it finally found a place to call its home. This arts center is a melting pot of culture and art in the region and holds exhibitions showcasing the work of artists from the region and even from other countries. The Oak Ridge Art Center has several facilities, like galleries, a studio space, and gardens, where the events are held. See the website for more information.
Appalachian Center for Crafts has a collection of cabins overlooking Center Hill Lake and serves as a museum and school. The beautiful setting provides inspiration for creative minds and a relaxing backdrop for gallery visitors. Some of the country's finest artisans hold workshops and classes here during the spring and fall. Subjects include wood, glass, clay and metal. Two galleries showcase work from artists around the nation. A dining room in the main hall serves brunch on Sundays.
Located near the Farragut Town Square is the Farragut Folklife Museum. If you ever plan to do an ethnographic study of the Farragut community, then this museum would be an ideal place to head to. It is here that you will find a plethora of knowledge on the minutest details of the town's life and its famous residents. One of the main and popular collections here is the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut collection which documents the life of this Civil War hero. This collection is housed in the Mary Nell McFee Gallery in the museum, and there are also curious artifacts, letters, manuscripts and the Admiral's personal china that you will find here. If you want to know more about the town of Farragut, then this museum is just the place to head to. See website for more information.