BCM Museum at Kingsport Mini Maker Faire - Birthplace of Country Music
Loading Events

BCM Museum at Kingsport Mini Maker Faire


Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Location: Kingsport Mini Maker Faire, Kingsport Civic Auditorium

Tickets: FREE! Registration requested to help event organizers gauge attendance and to be included in the drawing to win prizes!


From the Things Come Apart Smithsonian traveling exhibit currently at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum: Mantel clock made by E. Ingraham in 1928. Component count: 59. Photograph by Todd McLellan.


The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will host a booth and a “take apart” table at the Kingsport Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, July 22. Kids will be able to take things apart in order to learn more about how they work. They will also learn more about the Things Come Apart special exhibit happening at the museum.

Kingsport Mini Maker Faire will host a variety of fun activities while kids learn about robotics, 3D printing, amateur radio, and much, much more. The Tennessee Tech STEMobile classroom and Kingsport’s own Model City Makerspace will also be in attendance at the faire.

Things Come Apart is a traveling exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution on display at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum from July 15 to October 8, 2017.

Things Come Apart embraces key STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) concepts and provides an ideal environment for hands-on experimentation, tinkering, and creative makerspaces. Through support from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, the exhibition includes three hands-on Activity Kits created by the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation’s SparkLab.

There is no entry fee to the Kingsport Mini Maker Faire, but organizers ask that everyone register to help them gauge attendance. Registration also guarantees you’ll be in the drawing to win prizes.

For more information on events at the Kingsport Mini Maker Faire visit Kingsport.MakerFaire.com.


museum Bristol rhythm & roots Reunion Radio

MUSEUM: 101 Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201
(423) 573-1927

BUSINESS OFFICE: 416 State Street, Suite A
Bristol, TN 37620
(423) 573-1927