President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library

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The President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library located on the campus of Tusculum College in Tusculum, Tennessee, (Greeneville postal address), is the Presidential Library and Museum for Andrew Johnson.[1]

History[edit]

In 1840, the number of students at the college was 70. The time had come to expand the campus and construct a new building to replace the second Academy Building. Several citizens, including Johnson himself, donated a total of $4,245.62 for construction of a building that housed classrooms, a chapel, offices, and a library. The structure was ready for students in October 1841 and was used until 1887. With the addition of other buildings, Old College served a variety of other purposes such as faculty housing, classroom space and a student dormatory. In 1993, the structure, known as Old College was restored to its original appearance and renovated to house the Andrew Johnson Collection, along with other related programs.[1]

Today[edit]

The building is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm or by appointment.[2]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b "President Andrew Johnson Museum and "Old College"". Tusculum College Archives. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  2. ^ "The President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library". Tusculum College Archives. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 

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Coordinates: 36°10′25″N 82°45′45″W / 36.17361°N 82.76250°W / 36.17361; -82.76250