Ellie Kittrell, left, and Ashley Klappholz hold a MUSE exhibit design scheme in front of the Knoxville Convention and Exposition Center, the building they hope will house the museum.
MUSE board members (from left) Christy Tyson, Marshanda Pinchok, and Sherae Patterson-Rubards discuss exhibit designs with Ashley Klappholz at Panera Bread.
Ellie Kittrell and Andrea Truan share thoughts on the MUSE designs while Toni Mealor (right) listens.
Designs and plans for the MUSE cover the table the board sits at during its meeting.
The East Tennessee Discovery Center was built around 1975 next to Chilhowee Park.
The Discovery Center’s play area for toddlers and younger children features a dated computer, puzzles, and books.
The original vision the Discovery Center had for the old convention center was packaged sleekly, but never came to life. Director Margaret Maddox still has a copy of the designs in her office.