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J. Houston Gordon Museum: Exhibits

Museum information

J. Houston Gordon Museum

Paul Meek Library
10 Wayne Fisher Dr.
Martin, Tenn. 38238



The gallery is adjacent to the Corbitt Special Collections reading area, to the left of the library circulation desk


Museum Hours

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
and by special arrangement


Parking is available adjacent to the library and on the west side of Mt. Pelia Road. Between 8am and 3pm weekdays, off-campus visitors’ vehicles require a parking permit, available at no cost from the Circulation Desk staff. After 3pm a permit is not required

Currently on exhibit

Coming Exhibits




Recent exhibitions

American Civil War at 150 

September – October 

The J. Houston Gordon Museum at the University of Tennessee at Martin will host a Teacher’s Discovery Traveling Exhibit featuring the American Civil War. Filled with stories, letters, amazing photographs, and civil war prints.  The Civil War exhibit is thought provoking and beautiful.


Morrill Act 150th Anniversery 1862 - 2012 (Creation of Land Grant Universities and Colleges)

2013 June - August

Exhibits of the Morrill Act, Congressman Ed Jones, University of Tennessee at Martin through the years, and emerging agricultural technologies.


Elvis: Grace & Grit

2013 April – May                                                                                          

Before the days of Elvis wannabes and before the plethora of Elvis look alikes, there was Elvis.  Young and feisty, talented and sexy, Elvis Presley revolutionized pop music in the early sixties.  The exhibition Elvis: Grace and Grit looks at the early years of superstardom through his many CBS appearances.  Shot by various CBS Television photographers, the exhibit contains candid and on air photographs that document Elvis before the Las Vegas years – during the meteoric rise of this star.

Library departmental liaison

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Samuel Richardson
Head of Special Collections and Archives

Museum Curator