Events and Programs


"Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation" on view through March 5, 2016

a traveling exhibit from the Tennessee State Museum

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Read more about the exhibition here. Call the Museum to schedule a guided tour, 901-457-2650.

Guided tours for this exhibit will be offered Tuesday-Friday at 11:00am each week the exhibit is here.* If you have a group of 20 or more please give the Museum a call at 901-457-2650.

 Junior Archivist Workshop (4th-8th grade): Sat., Feb 6 & 13 at 11am

Participants will have the opportunity to become archivists and sort through primary source documents related to individuals from the  exhibit. The perfect program for your young historian-in-training! 30-45 minute program; Free program.


 Lunch n' Learn - February 2016


February 11 at 11am - View the documentary, "Wessyngton Plantation: a Family's Road to Freedom," followed by a guided tour of the exhibition.

February 25 at 11am - Kathryn Graehl, a genealogist and DNA specialist, will discuss how to find one's ancestors through DNA testing in her lecture, "DNA Testing for Genealogy: What Test Should I Do, and What Will I Learn?"

 Click here to see the complete calendar for January - March 2016.


Join us for Toddler Storytime every Friday at 10:30am

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Community Art Galleries of Collierville

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New exhibits will open in the Community Art Galleries of Collierville on January 13, 2016; on view through February 19 , 2016.

Lauren Pigford- Harrell Theatre

CHS Student Exhibition - Town Hall (Opens January 29th)

Virginia Swick - Morton Museum Gallery


 Portrait Oil Painting Course (from photographs) with Sue Foell

Tuesdays, March 1 - April 5, 2016 from 10am-1pm at the Morton Museum

This course will teach adult oil painters (with some oil painting experience) how to paint portraits from photographs. In addition to drawing, color mixing, value relationships, and paint application, learn what photos make the best portraits and how to translate them into a painting. The objective of the course is to learn techniques in class that will enable you to paint successful portraits at home. Students will paint two portraits during the session. The program fee is $275 for a 6-week session ($75 non-refundable deposit required upon registration). Students bring their own supplies – supply list available upon registration.

Sue at 901-490-9304 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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