Mabry-Hazen House is hosting its quarterly Night at the Museum on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. With school back in session and autumn approaching, join Mabry-Hazen House for their final event of the summer. During the workweek, museums (including Mabry-Hazen House) mostly keep bankers’ hours and weekends are often packed with other activities, making it difficult for people who hold day jobs but would like to visit. Night at the Museum is a chance to visit Mabry-Hazen House after-hours on a weekday and drink up a little history. Explore the 1858 historic house in an entirely different light as twilight falls upon Mabry’s Hill, watch the sun set behind Sharp’s Ridge and North Knoxville flicker alight, all while enjoying drinks provided by a local brewery.
This “historical happy hour” is not just about the festivity either; it’s about connecting with history and gathering at the museum to meet staff, volunteers, and local community members while talking about the past in a casual atmosphere. The historic home will be open for self-guided tours and there will be behind-the-scenes access to the walkout basement at 7:30 p.m. Mabry-Hazen House also will continue its history series where we share an artifact or objects that normally are not on display.
Tickets are $10 per adult and visitors under 16 are free. Each purchased ticket includes two adult beverages and additional drinks are $5.
We’ll have a fire pit, croquet, and corn hole available outside and guests are encouraged to bring their games, stories, and camp chairs. Food will be available for purchase from a food truck. All proceeds benefit Mabry-Hazen House.
The event will occur rain or shine. Tickets will be available at the door or at www.mabryhazen.com/natm. More information is available at www.mabryhazen.com