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TWH Museum Posts Big 2006 Numbers



 

 

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum had another banner year in 2006 with 11,853 visitors enjoying the Lynchburg, Tenn. location.
A joint venture of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders’ and Exhibitors Associationsm and the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebrationsm , the museum is open year round and chronicles the history of the breed as well as showcasing The Celebrationsm .
“Averaging nearly 1,000 visitors per month is very exciting,” said TWHNCsm Director of Public and Media Relations, Chip Walters.  “People from all over the country want to learn about this wonderful animal while others have a chance to re-live great memories through the different exhibits.”
Downtown Lynchburg is a cornucopia of antique, gift, and other shops along with restaurants and local businesses.  During most of 2006 one of the landmarks of the downtown area was undergoing a facelift.  Miss Mary Bobo’s, famous for great southern cooking, underwent a renovation and moved its operations to the Visitors Center at Jack Daniel Distillery.  Miss Mary Bobo’s is scheduled to re-open at its original location on January 8th with room for additional seating.
Exhibits include static displays chronicling the history of the breed, the care and maintenance of the animal, past World Grand Championssm , the history of The Celebrationsm , as well as tributes to a featured trainer and breeder. 
A day trip to Lynchburg is a perfect getaway for a family or group built around stops at the Tennessee Walking Horse Museum and Jack Daniel Distillery with plenty of time for shopping and, of course, eating!
The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.  The museum is closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.  There is no charge for admission.  The Tennessee Walking Horse Museum is located on the historic public square in downtown Lynchburg

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