Sunday, February 12, 2006

On the museum of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee

The Knoxville paper reports here on the museum inside the federal courthouse in Knoxville.

The article says because of courthouse security, "the small museum -- or historical suite, as the U.S. District Court Historical Society charmingly calls it -- is open by appointment only. The perk to that is museum curator Don K. Ferguson will be happy to give you a tour when he shows up to open the door. . . . It's Ferguson's firsthand knowledge of and enthusiasm for the court that enlivens a rather mundane collection of old furnishings, office supplies and judicial documents. With Ferguson as a guide, the tour turns into a living history experience."

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