Cleveland

Tim McCoy

Joseph Lusk II's story illustrates an aspect of local Civil War history that's sometimes forgotten: many people in East Tennessee supported the Union.

Tim McCoy is a great-great-great grandson of Lusk, and McCoy sponsored a new historical marker that tells exactly what happened in 1864 when 73-year-old Lusk fought back against rebel invaders.  The marker, located at 7723 Dalton Pike, S.E. in Cleveland, was dedicated on June 13th.  McCoy joins us to talk about the marker and about Bradley County history.

The Museum Center at 5ive Points is hosting a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas.  Sam Rumschlag, the Museum Center's Curator of Collections, takes us on a tour of the exhibit, which will be on display until July 3rd.

From the exhibit Web site:

The Beacon Center of Tennessee's 2014 Pork Report roasts government spending that the center claims is wasteful, including $42 million for a private jetport in Cleveland, Tennessee.

"Apparently," the report says, "Cleveland officials felt our well-to-do comrades should not be relegated to commuting with the common folk from the Chattanooga airport."

Cleveland's Museum Center at 5ive Points has a lot to offer racing fans this summer.  The exhibit In the Dirt: The Fast and Dirty World of Dirt Track Racing will be on display until August 16th, and the documentary film It’s a Dirt Track Life: Memories of Dirt Track Racing from Dawsonville to Gatlinburg will be screened on June 5th at 7:30 p.m.  Created by Cleveland historians Ron and Debbie Moore, the film explores the world of dirt-track racing in Tennessee and Georgia.

Cleveland's Museum Center at 5ive Points has been invited to join the Smithsonian Affiliations by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.

For a little over two years in the late 1800’s, the city of Cleveland was erased from the map of Tennessee by the state legislature. The little known story was uncovered by the historians at The Museum Center at 5 Points in Cleveland. The collections curator, Lisa Chastain, talked to WUTC's Richard Winham.  An exhibit about the story will be on display until January 4th, 2014.

Melanie Lyon taught yoga classes at various locations around Cleveland, Tennessee, but she didn't have a permanent studio to call home.  She enlisted the help of several other Cleveland yoga instructors and opened 5ive Point Yoga & Massage, located in the heart of Cleveland's up-and-coming downtown district.   5ive Point is the area's first full-scale yoga studio, and it offers beginner classes as well as all-levels classes.