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Over Here, Over There WWI Project

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Feb. 28th, 2:00pm - 7:00pm and March 1st, 8:30am - 11:00am

A Tennessee State Library & Archives project to digitize, preserve and present the World War I memorabilia of Tennessee families.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I (1914-1918), the Tennessee State Library & Archives will send a team of professional archivists and conservators to the Morton Museum. You may schedule an appointment, and they will digitally copy and help you preserve your World War I era manuscripts, artifacts, and photographs. You keep the originals.

Digital copies of these items will become part of a virtual exhibit commemorating the centenary of the war and its impact on Tennessee.

Items eligible for digitization include:
- All items pertaining to the War: military, civilian, foreign or domestic.
- Letters, photographs, diaries, weapons (firearms, knives, etc.), military records and discharges, maps and sketches, and uniforms.
- All items must be original (no photocopies or reproductions) and owned by the person bringing them for digitization.

You can make your reservation by calling TSLA at (615) 741-1883 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Participants will receive:
1. Basic conservation tips for their items
2. Digital copies of the images
3. The opportunity to have their WWI memorabilia preserved, digitized, and shared online for future generations.


Spotlight Saturdays


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Feb. 10th from 2pm-4pm

Put on your dancin’ shoes and join us for a party that’s sure to be the bees knees! During wartime, social dance has always been a way to unwind. The Museum’s current exhibit, The Volunteers, explores the efforts of American volunteers during WWI (1914-1919). Come learn popular dances of the time like the fox trot and tango. Singles, couples, beginners, and spiffy dancers are all welcome. Dud up in your flapper attire if you wish!

This is a Free event. All ages welcome



2018 Educator & Exhibition Guide

The Morton Museum's 2018 Educator & Exhibition Guide is available! See what great exhibits we have coming this year and what can offer Educators and Students both at the Morton Museum and in the classroom.

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On View

december 18, 2017 - March 9, 2018

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919

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American volunteer organizations contributed
immensely to the well-being and welfare of American
men and women serving the American military in
WWI, but also to countries around the globe. This
special exhibition produced with AFS Intercultural
Programs shares their inspirational stories.

 Visiting from the National WWI Museum & Memorial

Lunch n' Learn At The Morton Museum

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January 11th at 11am - A professional Brain Trainer from Collierville's LearningRx center will talk about the benefits of brain training and share some exercises to help keep our minds sharp.

January 25th at 11am - Shelby County Historian, Jimmy Ogle, will speak about Memphis from WWI to the Great Depression.

Feb. 8th at 11am - Will Albritton, COO of the YMCA of Memphis & the Mid-South will talk about the history of the YMCA and their contributions during wartime.

Lunch n' Learns are Free lectures given by community experts on varying topics. Guests are invited to bring a brown bag lunch; drink & dessert provided. No registration is necessary. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to RSVP.

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    • Morton Museum of Collierville History Location:

      196 Main Street
      Collierville, TN 38017

      Tuesday–Saturday 10am – 4pm
      Closed Sunday, Monday, and Holidays
      Phone: 901-457-2650

      Admission: Always Free

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