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New Bluff City museum to focus on Holston history

Bluff City Museum

A circa-1935 rock building on the former campus of Bluff City Middle School will soon be home to a museum dedicated to the history of the Holston River Valley. The Scenes from the Bluffs Heritage Museum will showcase the history and stories of Bluff City, Sullivan County, and the Holston River Valley, stretching from Abingdon, Va., to Knoxville. The museum presently focuses on four major periods of history: American history, the Andrew Johnson Room, a nostalgia-themed gallery dubbed “Memories of Yesteryear,” and an auditorium for video presentations and guest speaker programs. A reception area with a mural depicting the history of the region as well as exhibits about veterans of foreign wars and railroad history. The museum is slated to open in 2023.