Wednesday, August 17, 2005

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library

President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library - And yet another library related post...

Discover information on Andrew Johnson's collected papers and on the museum which houses them. It also has links to other Andrew Johnson sites.

From the site:

The President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library is housed in the second oldest building on theTusculum College campus-"Old College". The building was built in 1841 for a total of $4,245.62.

AndrewJohnson gave a $20.00 donation for the construction of the building, one of the largest local donationsaccording to the minutes of the Board of Trustees. Johnson often found himself on the campus where hemet with students and developed his debating skills. Andrew Johnson also served as a trustee ofTusculum College from 1844 to 1875.

President Johnson's great granddaughter, Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett, graduated from TusculumCollege in 1924. She donated the initial artifacts for the museum and her estate has also acquiredadditional artifacts for the museum.

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