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Volunteers needed to help with Fall Clean-up Day at Mabry-Hazen House
September 2, 2021

KNOXVILLE - As summer bids farewell, it's time to clean up its "mess." This summer was hot but the flora on Mabry's Hill was still prolific so the site needs a healthy trim before the arctic airs of late fall and winter set. And with over 7 acres of green space there is plenty of space to spread out and safely social distant!

Mabry-Hazen, 1711 Dandridge Avenue, will hold a fall cleaning day on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Only have 2 hours? No worries, all are welcome to come and go as they please. Water and refreshments will be provided.

With over seven acres of greenspace and thirty-two different tree species, the grounds surrounding Mabry-Hazen House require a significant amount of care and upkeep to maintain its natural beauty. Activities will include leaf and brush removal, mulching, removal of invasive plants and dead trees, garden bed weed removal, and general grounds maintenance. The museum will also plant a native flower garden. Some tools will be provided, but volunteers are encouraged to bring rakes, shears, shovels, tarps, pruners, trowels, and similar yard and garden tools. Water and light refreshments will be provided. Free t-shirts and water bottles for those participating (supplies limited).

The Mabry-Hazen House Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located atop Mabry’s Hill in Knoxville. Built in 1858, three generations of the same family resided in the Italianate-style home overlooking downtown Knoxville, Tennessee River, and Great Smoky Mountains. The museum showcases one of the largest original family collection in America with over 2,000 original artifacts on display. Furnished and decorated in the style of several decades, Mabry-Hazen gives a rare view into 130 years of Knoxville history. Learn about the origins of Knoxville’s iconic Market Square, the bitter divisions of the Civil War, the infamous 1882 Gunfight on Gay Street, a mountain city in the New South, the scandalous 1934 breach of promise and seduction trial, and much more through the rich, colorful lives of the Mabry and Hazen families.

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