TN State Museum offering commemorative stones – at $1,000 to $25,000 — in fundraising effort

Commemorative stones are being sold this month for placement on a pathway leading to the new Tennessee State Museum at $1,000 to $25,000 each — the bigger the donation, the bigger the stone. The buyer/donor can choose a name with an inscription of up to 20 characters.

An AP brief on the move says almost $30 million has been raised for the new museum so far. The goal is $40 million in private donations to go with $120 million in state funding for the new museum, scheduled to open in October.

From the museum website, where orders can be placed:

As visitors approach the welcoming and expansive entry to the Museum, they will walk a special pathway of Tennessee’s unique Crab Orchard stone. Now, 500 special donors have the opportunity for their names to be forever engraved in this Crab Orchard stone on a first-come, first-served basis. For any donation between $1,000 and $24,999 you can add your name, your company, or someone you would like to honor or commemorate to this piece of our state’s history.

To place your name on the pathway, click the link below. Please note:

  • Limit of 20 characters (including spaces) per line. The maximum allowed is 60 characters and 3 lines.
  • Names only, please. You may use In Memory Of OR In Honor Of. 
  • No quotes or dates. You are not required to have 20 characters or use all 3 lines.
  • Paver sizes and inscription font sizes will be based on contribution amount.

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