The Clement Railroad Hotel Museum in Dickson is hosting two special events over the next few weeks.
The first is a creative writing and art workshop with Linda Schacht on August 28 from 9 a.m. to noon. The workshop is aimed at 8-16 year olds, but anyone can attend, according to museum officials.
General admission to the museum is required at a cost of $6 for adults and $4 for seniors and children. The payment covers the cost of the materials.
Schacht is the founding executive director of the Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership launched in 2010 at Lipscomb University. She was a senior fellow from 2002 to 2006 at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and headed the Department of Organizational and Political Communication at Emerson College from 2004 to 2007. Schacht has also held a senior position in communications at Coca-Cola for more than a decade, served as the first public affairs director for USA Today, and served as press secretary for President Jimmy Carter’s 1980 campaign.
She is the widow of sports artist and writer Mike Schacht whose baseball-focused artwork is currently on display at the museum.
Old Timer’s Day Community Art Exhibition
As part of the Old Timers Day Festival, which runs September 23-25, museum staff are asking the community of Dickson County to create a work of art in any medium “inspired by our great county.” , said Zach Kinslow, the director of the museum. .
Kinslow said the “people, places, history and landscape” of Dickson County can be used for art.
All pieces should be ready for display when brought to the museum, according to Kinslow.
“The Furnace Arts Guild will be judging the pieces, so not all pieces will be part of the show,” Kinslow said.
The deadline for submission is September 3.