Special Exhibits and Events
Bright Star Touring Theatre Returns to the Museum in February for a Special Black History Month Presentation!
The Farragut Museum will host a free event in honor of Black History Month on Sunday, Feb. 25, at Farragut Town Hall. A reception and museum tours will be held at 1 p.m. with the main performance beginning at 2:00 p.m.
This upcoming Museum event will feature a performance by Bright Star Touring Theatre, one of the largest professional touring companies in the country. The production, “Heroes of the Underground Railroad”, is one of Bright Star’s most requested shows. Join Harriet Tubman, Levi Coffin, Henry “Box” Brown, John Parker and more in an empowering look at the figures behind America’s Underground Railroad. From the secret signs along routes to the abolitionist movement, this play leaves few stones unturned. This engaging production has routinely been called the “best assembly we’ve ever had” by educators across America. The performance is suitable for grade three through adult.
A new special exhibit - The Battle of Campbell Station - features items from the personal collection of local community member Gerald Augustus, including artifacts from the battle, fought Nov. 16, 1863 on the land surrounding the Farragut Town Hall.
Farragut Museum Features Battle of Campbell Station Exhibit
January 22 - June 15, 2018
Civil War Ships Cabin Vignette
Come by the museum to see the Civil War Ships Cabin which showcases several items that were owned and used by Admiral David Glasgow Farragut himself. Featuring Farragut’s actual desk that was on board his flag-ship the USS Hartford during the Battle of Mobile Bay, this special vignette exhibit is sure to be a favorite among visitors.
Friends of the Farragut MuseumFriends of the Farragut Museum is an annual renewal program offering five levels with various benefits. Support from the Friends of the Farragut Museum will be essential to preserving the heritage of the Farragut community and of its namesake Admiral David Glasgow Farragut. Community members can become a friend any time during the year. This tax deductible donation is accompanied by benefits at the various levels such as a quarterly e-newsletter, members-only exhibit previews, acknowledgement in the museum, special gift and more. Friend levels range from $10 to $1000. To join online, click here, where you will be asked to create a simple account before choosing your friend level. To sign up in person or by mail, open the form by clicking here and print. Forms are also available at Town Hall.
The Farragut Museum is a treasure chest of artifacts and photographs, which tell the history of the Farragut and Concord communities. One of the highlights of the museum is the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut collection. Admiral Farragut was born in this area on July 5, 1801.
Farragut was the first commissioned admiral of the United States Navy and is best known for his statement, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." This nationally sought after collection houses artifacts that cannot be seen anywhere else such as Farragut's personal china, uniform ornamentation, family photographs, manuscripts, letters of interest, and a large collection of scrimshaw.
The museum also exhibits artifacts pertaining to the history of local schools, churches, the Farragut and Concord communities, and the Civil War. In addition to the permanent displays, the museum has a gallery dedicated to rotating special exhibits.
Admission to the museum is free.