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TN Museum Conference Scholarships Announced

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to award 20 scholarships to community volunteers to attend the 2015 Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) Conference in Jackson, March 18-20. From Blountville to Bolivar, dedicated community members from twelve of Tennessee’s small cultural institutions will gain knowledge and skills necessary to serve a vital role in their communities by connecting Tennesseans to the past, present and future. 
Humanities Tennessee has been offering scholarships to the annual TAM conference since 2003. Since then, 251 individuals from 104 organizations across the state have attended the TAM conference on this scholarship. Once introduced to the museum community by this program, many organizations remain TAM members and continue to attend each year without a scholarship.
The following twenty volunteers recieved scholarships for the 2015 conference:
  • Elkton Historical Society: Beatrice Coleman
  • Etowah Historical Commission: Becky Hovater
  • Gibson Co. Training School/Polk-Clark HS Alumni Assc., Milan: Edger Lee, Colleen Scott, Janice Williams
  • Granville Museum: Brenda Curtis
  • Green McAdoo Cultural Organization, CLinton: Eugene & Mattie Gallaher
  • James White Fort, Knoxville: Janice Mitchell
  • LaGrange Museum: Minette Kinney
  • Multicultural Museum of Hardeman Co., Bolivar: Clara Wallace, Sharron Murden
  • Overton Co. Heritage Museum, Livingston: Chris Barlow, Gerald Maynard
  • Pleasant Hill Historical Society: Alfred Dwenger, David Harsh
  • Promise Land Community Club, Charlotte: Jennifer & Kristy Hollinsworth
  • Sullivan Co. Historial Preservation/Old Deery Inn, Blountville: Ed & Myrna Bush
Each scholarship covers two nights lodging at the conference hotel, registration fees, and conference meals and evening events.