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When pundits and politicians speak of our nation's "Founding Fathers," you may immediately recall the names of George Washington, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. Did you know that they are also discussing our own William Blount.

Blount was one of only a handful of men to sign the Constitution, and he was the only one to move outside of the 13 original states to actively and personally take part in America's westward expansion.

Blount Mansion's importance to US history, its Big Stories, earned it the designation National Historic Landmark. The scandal, rumors, and bankruptcy that swirled around the Mansion make its stories more interesting. And telling those stories to local residents, to schoolchildren, and to visitors keeps alive an era of our history when Independence was won, but our survival as a nation was not assured. Telling these stories, in the place where Blount stood, walked, and lived is far more powerful than any tourist attraction.

We owe our predecessors in the Blount Mansion Association a debt of gratitude for saving this treasure for us. And, we bear a burden of responsibility to preserve this legacy for the future, to pass along the history and stories that transform a house into a landmark. Please join or renew your membership in Blount Mansion Association.

All members of Blount Mansion Association receive notice of special events, free admission for tours of Blount Mansion, and a discount in the Blount Mansion Museum Store.

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save america's treasures

Blount Mansion is excited to have been a part of the Save America’s Treasures program.

The Save America’s Treasures program helped to preserve our nation’s most significant and endangered cultural and historic treasures, which illustrate, interpret, and embody the great events, ideas, and individuals that contribute to America’s history and culture. Collectively, Save America’s Treasure projects tell our nation’s story and ensure that this priceless legacy is passed on to future generations. Save America’s Treasures was a public-private partnership administered by the National Park Service and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services and SAT’s private partner, Save America’s Treasures at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The SAT program funding was not renewed in 2011, and Blount Mansion was one of the last sites to receive this grant.

Want to know more? Visit the SAT website






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We are currently accepting applications for volunteers! If you enjoy working with the public, want to help preserve the history and heritage of Knoxville and are available to volunteer, the Blount Mansion Association can use your help! Volunteers are needed to assist with small group tours, educational programming and office duties.

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We currently offer two types of internships: education and collections management.

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Fundraisers to help the Association are held throughout the year. See our Events page for more information on upcoming fundraisers!

200 w. hill ave, knoxville, tn 37902 · Mail to: po box 1703, knoxville, tn 37901 · 865-525-2375 ·