2014 TAM Annual Conference Session Proposal Form

"Finely Tailored: Creating Community Partnerships"
2014 TAM Annual Conference
March 19-21, 2014 | Greeneville, Tennessee

Deadline for proposal submission: Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Tennessee Association of Museums (TAM) will be held in historic downtown Greeneville, Tennessee! Join us at the General Morgan Inn, as we explore how our state are, and can, collaborate with other institutions to create successful and sustainable communities.

This year’s conference has been pieced together perfectly to display the rich and diverse cultural organizations in Greeneville and Greene County. Playing to this year's conference theme, the evening events will begin with a visit to the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, which was the home of the 17th President, a former tailor’s apprentice who was known in his time as the "courageous commoner," The Nathanael Greene Museum named for the famous Revolutionary War General was be another evening visit. Greene County was established in 1783, as a part of what was then North Carolina. The Museum contains exhibitions that explore every facet of the region’s history. Tour the Dickson-William home, a high Federal style mansion, built by Irish immigrant William Dickson in 1821, for his daughter Catherine. The home hosted important guests such as, the Marquis de Lafayette, David Crockett, and it was the last place Confederate General John Hunt Morgan stayed before being killed. Stroll through the City Garage Car Museum, founded in 2009 by Kent Bewley, a Greeneville native whose family has been in the automobile business since 1937. His father, R. R. Bewley, was a Pontiac-Cadillac-Packard dealer. The museum has a diverse collection of cars from a 1914 Ford Brass T Model to a 1972 DeTomaso Pantera Sports Car.

These museums, historic sites, and others have come together to develop strategies for a successful and marketable community that attracts thousands of tourist each year. Partnerships between national, state, and local organizations are essential in sustaining success during economic uncertainty but it also encourages long-term, viable strength for the future. Who has your organization collaborated with over the years? What projects have been successful? From which experience have you learned valuable lessons? The 2014 Annual Conference aims to explore and share the collaborative experiences that our organizations engage in to ensure their survival, success, and permanence. Please share your ideas for this year’s conference by submitting the following form. Deadline for session proposals is, November 30, 2013.

Contact Theresa Hammons at hammonste@mail.etsu.edu or Debbie Shaw at tnmuseums@gmail.com or call 615-495-3354 with any questions.

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