Life in the Smoky Mountains

"Life in the Smoky Mountains" – An Exhibit at the Sevierville Visitors Center

This year’s display is entitled “Life in the Smoky Mountains.” This incredible exhibit showcases the lives and personalities of people living in the Smoky Mountains before it became the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940.

Project summary

The High Road Agency once again had the pleasure of working with Visit Sevierville this summer on its popular themed visitor center display. 
 
This year’s display is entitled “Life in the Smoky Mountains.” This incredible exhibit showcases the lives and personalities of people living in the Smoky Mountains before it became the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1940.
 
When you step through the exhibit entrance, you are immersed in the stories and culture of days gone by in the Smoky Mountains. 
 
The display, which thousands of visitors enjoy each year, features six lighted panels that HRA designed that highlight historical figures and photos from the pre-park era. Additional informational panels, also designed by HRA, tell the stories of other well-known residents and places in the area. 
 
One of the focal points of the display is the front porch of a cabin, which includes a roof and railings that were built on-site. HRA also obtained items to decorate the porch, including an old butter churn, chairs, a wash tub, and a washboard. The porch is a great photo opportunity, as is an antique spinning wheel and handmade ticket booth that sits just off the porch.
 
Three display cases built by HRA are also part of the exhibit. They contain priceless artifacts on loan from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Collections Preservation Center Museum. 

Interactive Areas

Display Cases with Authentic Artifacts

Informative Panels

See it for Yourself

Are you planning to visit the Great Smoky Mountains soon? Take a pit stop at the Sevierville welcome center where you can explore the exhibit and their wonderful staff can ensure that you get the most out of your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.

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