Sycamore Shoals Museum

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Construction and Fabrication of a new 5,000 square foot Interactive Exhibit space at Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethton, TN nears completion. Rainey General Contractors anticipates completion in early spring 2013. Among the improvements is a $575,000 upgrade for the Sycamore Shoals museum and exhibit space. The upgrade will include building improvements and new, interactive exhibits to help bring the history of the 18 th Century frontier to life for park visitors. “For the people of Carter County, Elizabethton and Northeast Tennessee, and for me, this is a dream come true,” said Representative Kent Williams. “The prospects for the future that are made possible by these investments will be good and strong for all of us.”

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area attracts more than 250,000 people every year. The 85-acre site sits on the banks of the Watauga River where the Overmountain Men assembled in 1780 before marching to defeat the British in the Battle of Kings Mountain, a turning point in the Revolutionary War. The park features interpretive exhibits, events, a fitness trail and picnic facilities. It is located off U.S. Highway 321 in Elizabethton. For more information on park activities, call the park office at (423) 543-5808 or visit the Web site at:

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