By Joe King, [email protected]

A tour guide explains the history of The Historic Ramsey House. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

A tour guide explains the history of The Historic Ramsey House. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

The Historic Ramsey House will host a volunteer training day Mar. 2 and 7 at 11 a.m.

The training event is open to both old and new members as well as anybody else who is interested in sharing in a portion of community heritage.

“Without volunteers small historic museum like The Historic Ramsey House would not be able to operate,” said Executive Director Judy LaRose. “You can never have enough volunteers and they are appreciated. The Seymour community has been so supportive. The Seymour Quilt Guild has helped us a great deal. This is exciting for us.”

At the training class participants will review how to give house tours and how the operate the gift shop.

Light refreshments will be provided.

“This is a great opportunity to brush up on old information and find out some new gems about this historic house,” said Educational Direction Sandi Neveau.

Ramsey House was built in 1797 by Knoxville’s first builder, Thomas Hope, for Francis Alexander Ramsey.  The structure is significant for original interior and exterior architectural features and its period decorative art collection.

The Historic Ramsey House will built in 1792. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

The Historic Ramsey House will built in 1792. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)

The Ramsey Family was one of the first families to settle the Knoxville area. They played vital roles in developing civic, educational and cultural institutions.

The historic house was bought in 1952 by the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities along with one acre of land.

Today, the site consists of 101.5 acres, a historic house restored and furnished to the period of Francis A. Ramsey’s occupancy (1797-1820), a Visitor Center, and heirloom gardens.
Historic Ramsey House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Currently, LaRose said The Historic Ramsey House is in the process of developing a community outreach program that will include a garden.

The Historic Ramsey House is located at 2614 Throngrove Pk. in Knoxville.

For more information contact Sandy Neveau at 865-546-0745 or [email protected]

 

Ed. note: Sandi Neveau’s name is spelled with an “I” although it does not appear as such for her e-mail address.

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