Thursday, April 27, 2017

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2017 Live Auction

Museum of Appalachia's

Annual Barn Dance Event

Live Auction 2017

A sampling of items that will be available for auction during the event 

Accomodations at The Guest House and Tickets to Graceland

Enjoy a two-day, one-night stay at The Guest House at Graceland, a full-service hotel and two tickets to Elvis Presley's Graceland, the ultimate rock 'n' roll destination.

During your stay, explore Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland Mansion, tour Elvis The Entertainer Career Museum, Presley Motors Automobile Museum, and Elvis Discovery Exhibits. Fully immerse yourself in Elvis' life and career like never before at Elvis Presley's Memphis as you experience Elvis' roots, his influences and his artistry. Savor delicious Memphis cuisine at our themed restaurants. Stay in luxury at our AAA Four-Diamon Guest House at Graceland resort. 

Located on beautifully landscaped property, just a few steps from the gates of Graceland, The Guest House at Graceland is inspired by the warm hospitality that Elvis always showed his guests. From the southern colonial exterior to the specialty suites, many with design overseen by Priscilla Presley herself, every aspect of The Guest House reflects Elvis' personal style and the unique character of Graceland.

The Guest House at Graceland celebrates Elvis Presley and his legacy. It is the most significant enhancement to Graceland since it opened to the public in 1982, and the largest hotel project in Memphis in over 90 years.

Courtesy of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (tickets) and The Guest House at Graceland (accomodations) 


Picnic lunch and tour of Howard Baker's Retreat for 25 Guests

The 11 acre property located in Huntsville, Tennessee was once home to Senator Howard Baker.  Baker served 18 years in the U.S. Senate including time as the Senate Majority Leader and serving as Chief of Staff to President Ronald Reagan.  He later served as the Ambassador to Japan for President George W. Bush.  The property is currently owned by Pete and Linda Claussen and leased by Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc. as a corporate retreat.  It is not open to the public.  

This auction item includes a picnic on site for 25 people and access to the estate grounds for a summer afternoon.  Also available to guests: a short nature trail, a pool, a volleyball court, game room, and access to the retreat buildings.   

Courtesy of Gulf & Ohio Railways, Inc. 


Guided Fly Fishing Tour by Mike Bone with Lunch from the Museum of Appalachia 

Enjoy a full day guided float trip for two of fly-fishing on the Blue-Ribbon Clinch River, led by expert fly-fisherman, Mike Bone. Mike has been guiding on the tail waters in our area for more than 20 years. Mike has been featured in Southern Living magazine, and is considered to be a “master” by a number of our region’s best outfitters. The Museum of Appalachia will provide lunch for you to enjoy on your float trip.


Courtesy of Mike Bone


 Vol Football Skybox Tickets courtesy of UT President Emeritus Dr. Joe Johnson

This includes 4 Skybox Tickets to the UT- U. Mass game on September 23, 2017.  A full meal is provided and snacks are always available in this fully enclosed skybox.  

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Courtesy of Dr. Joe Johnson


Fund the Cause – Donate to the Museum of Appalachia Education Fund

Over 10,000 students annually visit the Museum. Unfortunately, budget constraints are causing many schools to “cut” field trips from the class curriculum—prohibiting many students from attending educational facilities such as this one. In response, the Museum has created a donor-funded program that helps to pay the costs of admission for students from Title I schools. This additional funding allows for many students to visit the Museum, that otherwise would not be able to. By supporting this cause, you are helping to ensure that a school field trip to the Museum will continue to be a unique and rewarding educational experience for our youth.