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Museum Center at 5ive Points gains Smithsonian affiliation status

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CLEVELAND, TN (WRCB) - The Museum Center at 5ive Points in Cleveland, Tennessee has been invited to join the Smithsonian Affiliations by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The Museum Center is one of six museums in Tennessee to be invited.

Smithsonian Affiliations, established in 1996, is designed to bring about a two-way relationship among Smithsonian Affiliates and the Smithsonian to increase discovery and inspire lifelong learning in communities across America.   Through this relationship the Smithsonian can loan artifacts and bring traveling exhibitions to the museums.

Curator of Collections, Lisa Chastain says the Museum Center will be able to borrow artifacts and exhibits from the Smithsonian’s collections to supplement exhibits at the Museum Center.

There are currently 177 Smithsonian Affiliates in 41 states, Puerto Rico and Panama.

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. 

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