History Center series previews gallery

History Center series previews gallery

April 11th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Outabout

The 19,500-square-foot Chattanooga History Center is scheduled to open this fall at 2 Broad St. on the Aquarium Plaza.

The 19,500-square-foot Chattanooga History Center is scheduled to...

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The Chattanooga History Center, 2 Aquarium Way, will present the fifth lecture in a special preview series, Gallery Talks, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. The series is examining each gallery visitors will encounter in the center's new exhibit, scheduled to open late this year.

Each preview stands as an independent program. Tuesday's presentation is "The High Road to Prosperity: Capital, Brains and Muscle." CHC Executive Director and historian Dr. Daryl Black will present the program, which will examine the reasons certain artifacts were chosen for the exhibit.

The fifth gallery in the new exhibit explores Chattanooga's industrial history. Elements of the story include John T. Wilder's early manufacturing plant; Adolph Ochs' publishing venture with The Chattanooga Times; Z.C. Patten's Chattanooga Medicine Co.; the bold move to gain the rights to bottle Coca-Cola and the creative franchising that gave it worldwide distribution; and the development of the city as a textile giant.

The program will include a visit to the space the gallery will occupy to gain an understanding of how it relates to the whole.

The fee is $5 per person (free for CHC members). Registration is required by Monday, April 15. Call 423-265-3247.