The Heritage Alliance

"The Historic Umbrella for Warren County"                      P.O. Box 7413   McMinnville, TN 37111-0923

The Heritage Alliance, successor to the Warren County Historical Society, is a 501C3 (Not for Profit)  corporation that serves as the chief preservation agent for Warren County, Tennessee.  For over thirty years, the Heritage Alliance volunteers have fostered preservation efforts and exists as an umbrella organization, whose goal is to "Preserve the Best of  the Past for the Future".  Currently we operate a  museum, called Warren County Heritage Center & Southern School of Photography Museum, in downtown McMinnville located at 113 East Main Street .  The museum is open Tuesday & Thursdays 2:00-4:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00-2:00 pm and Sunday from 2:00 - 6:00 pm.  Also open by appointment for special groups tours and events. We have over 10,000 items of historical significance, including a valuable collection of W.S. (Dad) Lively photographs and memorabilia. 

We offer many fun and educational events throughout the year that teach our Heritage to all ages while providing family enjoyment.  Below is a list of upcoming l efforts for 2012: 

   April 14 Weekend Dogwood Tour of Riverside Cemetery - Civil War Part III  5:30pm

    April 21  Earth Day activities all day downtown led by Main Street McMinnville    

   May 10  Heritage Alliance Annual Meeting 5:30 Civil War Music and food - Awards

    May Preservation Month Workshop - State Archive (see more later)  

    July 4 Museum open, Art Show, Cemetery Tour - downtown Activities

UPCOMING EVENTS:

    SEP  9-15  WARREN COUNTY FAIR - HARRISON CABIN EXHIBIT WILL   CELBRATE THE HISTORY OF THE PARK THEATER  

    OCTOBER 6 AUTUMN STREET FAIR DOWNTOWN - MUSEUM OPEN   

    OCTOBER 20 GHOST WALK RIVERSIDE CEMETERY "MURDER & MAYHEIM"

Join the Heritage Alliance and be a part of the process of saving history for the next generation! Browse through our web site for a detail description of our organization, our museum and the many events and activities we sponsor throughout each year!

 Contact Jimmy Haley, President  931 668-1330/ Main Street McMinnville 931 506-5335 or Rachel Killebrew 931 473-8616 -  email address is rkillebrew@blomand.net

Museum Information - Location, Regular and Special Exhibits, Hours, features, contributors and sponsors, Group Tours, Tours by Request, Bi-Centennial Exhibit description, and information for volunteers

History - A synopsis of a Journal written about The Southern School of Photography & "Dad" Lively's life.  Contains photograph's of Dad Lively and a class picture from The Southern School of Photography

Education  in Photography - Many noted photographers are from McMinnville.  Learn about these photographers and visit the links to other photography sites in America. 

             Other Attractions in the Area - Other Museums, Art       Galleries, Antique Stores, restaurants, hotel accommodations, scenic sites, State and National Parks, Chamber of Commerce and Upper Cumberland Tourism. 

                We need your help - We are trying to locate the students that attended The Southern School of Photography and anyone who has information about W.S. Lively or photographs taken by  W. S. "Dad" Lively

This sight last updated August, 2012