“Made in the U.S.A.,” part of PBS’s America Revealed series, will be screened in the museum’s Performance Theater on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30p.m. This documentary is the story of how American manufacturers embraced new ideas and technologies to transform themselves into world-leading producers of everything from sleek new cars to mighty ships to microchips.
This event is free and open to the public.
This film screening is part of the programming to accompany our special exhibit “Made in Tennessee: Manufacturing Milestones.” The special exhibit chronicles the rich variety of manufacturing traditions in Tennessee over the past 2 ½ centuries from the early agricultural and craft heritage to our current age of advanced technology and global competition. The diverse panels and artifacts highlight the history of manufacturing in Tennessee, while also featuring a huge variety of the industries and companies that were once found – or still exist – throughout the state, including several local manufacturers.