The ETSU Carroll Reece Museum - a campus history project initiated in the late 1920s created a repository that ultimately emerged as the B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum. Today, the Museum is a component of ETSU's Center for Appalachian Studies and Services and has been accredited by the American Association of Museums since 1972.
The museum collection grew as a part of the university's library, and in 1965, the collection was transferred to its present location in the renovated building that had most recently housed the art department. The Art Department's permanent collection of works of art became the core of the Museum's fine arts collection.
Formally dedicated on October 10, 1965, the B. Carroll Reece Memorial Museum was established as a tribute to the memory of Tennessee's First District Congressman B. Carroll Reece, and as a "storehouse of knowledge... for the use of the University's students and the citizens of the state." With all of the history embodied here, one can imagine that strange and unexplanined occurences might occur assosiated with some of the antiques and other objects brought together from all over the East Tennessee and Southern Appalachian Region.
During Appalachian GhostWalks' lantern-led "ETSU Ghost Tour" your guide will elaborate on the findings discovered during investigations performed at the Carroll Reece Museum several years ago. Recent interviews have confirmed that many paranormal experiences continue to be had there.
Carroll Reece Museum in Johnson City, Tennessee is one of several local attractions featured with Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic ETSU GhostWalk". There are several fantastic itineraries presented daily and/or nightly, year-round. Reservations are required so call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations by telephone, or RESERVE NOW ONLINE for a SPOOK-tacular good time!!!
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