Events and Programs

Spotlight Saturday: Collierville Dairy Day

Join us on Saturday, September 20, 2014 for the opening of our new exhibit, "Collierville: The Dairy Town," which explore's Collierville's rich dairy history. View the complete line-up of events here.

The event kicks off at 10am with a special hand stretched mozzarella demonstration and tasting by Ciao Baby!

  Show off your secret ice cream recipe by entering our Homemade Ice Cream Contest! Click here for more information.

**Museum parking lot will be closed to traffic. Additional parking is available in the public lots off Washington Street and behind the Court
House, as well as around Town Square. Please do not park in the Stamps Building parking lot located on the Southwest Corner of Main and Poplar.**

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Collierville Reads 2014!

Septmber 27, 2014 and October 18, 2014 the Collierville Literacy Council will host their Collierville Reads 2014 programs at the Museum! Discussion and activities at the event will focus on the book by Bob Greene, Once Upon a Town. All programs start at 2pm. The events are 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. .



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.