Houston Museum of Decorative Arts

  • 201 High Street
  • Chattanooga, TN 37403
The Houston Museum of Decorative Arts contains what have been called the world's finest collections of antique glass and ceramics, as well as valuable antique furniture and music boxes. Visitors go on a guided tour of the museum, located in a beautifully restored Victorian house, and hear the story of Anna Safley Houston, who accumulated the collection and left it in trust for the people of Chattanooga when she died in 1951. The colorful but eccentric Mrs. Houston had at least nine husbands (and possibly more) and lived her last years in poverty, refusing to sell her priceless antiques to pay for food or medical care. The museum contains a gift shop which is open to the public.
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Recurring weekly on Thursday until July 12, 2018

Help your child become an official History Hunter with the Houston Museum during our fun filled summer classes! June 14, 2018 American Textiles: Students will view and study some of the Houston’s beautiful antique woven coverlets, samplers, and...

Recurring weekly on Wednesday

You are invited to participate in Chattanooga’s 1st Annual, Museum Hop! What exactly is a Museum Hop? It’s a one day, museum adventure, where anyone can visit 6 Chattanooga area museums, (a value of over $50) for just $10.00! If you need an added...

  • Location: Houston Museum of Decorative Arts, TN Valley Railroad museum, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 6th Cavalry Museum, Charles Coolidge Medal of Honor museum, Songbirds Guitar museum
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July 22, 2018

African-American potter Jim McDowell makes face jugs based on a folk tradition of pottery vessels that are made in the form of a human face. In a one-man performance he tells the history of face jugs and of Dave Drake, a literate and highly skilled...

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