Events and Programs


Spotlight Saturday October 4th -- Battle of Collierville, 1863-2014

Join us on October 4th from 10am-4pm to learn about the civil war battle that happened in our own backyard 151 years ago! Demonstrations, music, crafts, and walking tours will be occurring throughout the day. Free event for the entire family.

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 Collierville Reads 2014!

On October 18, 2014 the Collierville Literacy Council will host a Collierville Reads 2014 program at the Museum! Discussion and activities at the event will focus on the book by Bob Greene, Once Upon a Town. Program starts at 2pm. Free and open to the public, no registration required.

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 Miss Anna Holden's Etiquette Class 

Good manners never go out of style! Students will learn proper etiquette from Mrs. Sarah Walne who portrays Miss Anna Holden from the 1870s. This 3 day course takes October 9-11, 2014 from 1pm-4pm at the Museum. For more information, please click here or contact Sarah Walne at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (901) 487-9297. Click here for the registration form.

Anna Holden was born in 1842 and moved to Collierville in the early 1870s. She one of the founding members of Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church on Town Square and founded Miss Holden's Seminary, the first co-ed school for boys and girls in Collierville. 

Summer Etiquette Workshop


Oil Painting with Sue Foell

Artist Sue Foell will assit adults of all skill levels looking to sharpen their technique in this basic oil painting course. Students will paint in oil, from life, using still life set-ups. A new painting will be completed each week. The 6-week session is held on Tuesdays, October 7 - November 11, 10am - 1pm. $250 for 6-week session. To register call Sue at 901-490-9304 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Spotlight Saturday November 8th -- Honoring Our Veterans 

Mark your calendars for November 8th from 10am-4pm as we remember and honor our local heroes. The Museum will host local scout organizations in letter writing activities and displays of appreciation. All are welcome to participate!

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70th Anniversary of D-Day

Come by the Morton Museum to see the new temporary exhibit commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and read profiles of local veterans. To learm more about D-Day and WWII, check out these resources from the Burch Library.


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 Photograph by Robert F. Sargent of the U.S. Coast Guard, shows troops wading toward the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.