Knob Creek Historical Museum

Knob Creek Historical Museum . The K**b Creek Museum is situated in north Johnson City on several acres of land owned by the Sherfey family since 1885. It is a privately owned collection of family and community antiques.

The main Museum, built in 1986, houses artifacts of the Sherfey and Krouse families. Included are beautiful hand made furniture, fancy quilds and coverlets, woven linen bed spreads, tablecloths. Also displayed are of Civil War, WWI, Korean War, and David Holley's Gulf War collections.

Operating as usual

09/10/2021

OK, so our scheduled weekends have closed, but you'd still like to visit us. We are happy to open just for you at your convenience and share the museum, cabin, and grounds with guests from near and far. The caboose is still undergoing renovation, but we are still doing pioneer birthday parties and personal tours. Reach us at 423-383-2242.

05/31/2021

There's a new chapter coming this summer in the K**b Creek Historical Museum. Come visit any weekend through Labor Day and become a part of our story!

12/29/2020
K**b Creek Historical Museum

K**b Creek Historical Museum

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.

In this darkest time of year, Death has not abducted our beloved father, grandfather, and friend. He is only hidden behind that inaccessible light.where his true life has been hidden with Christ. As our eyes adjust to the darkness of a great lamp extinguished on earth we do not stumble in the dark. We trod the well-worn path to the Throne room of the Father of Lights. We enter on our knees in praise. This world is a passing shadow, but the glory of God has no shadow in George Holley's heart. Nor ours here now.

12/29/2020

Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessèd, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, thy great Name we praise.

In this darkest time of year, Death has not abducted our beloved father, grandfather, and friend. He is only hidden behind that inaccessible light.where his true life has been hidden with Christ. As our eyes adjust to the darkness of a great lamp extinguished on earth we do not stumble in the dark. We trod the well-worn path to the Throne room of the Father of Lights. We enter on our knees in praise. This world is a passing shadow, but the glory of God has no shadow in George Holley's heart. Nor ours here now.

06/03/2020

Are you tired of staying home but afraid to travel very far? Right here in North Johnson City is our hidden jewel, the K**b Creek Historical Museum. We invite you to call for a personal tour any day of the week. However, we are OFFICIALLY open Fridays and Saturdays June 6 through August 29 423-383-2242. Cost is by donation.

09/01/2019

Well, today was our last OFFICIAL weekend open day. BUT we welcome visitors any time by appointment April-November. Just give us a call at 423-383-2242 or 423-282-1154 and we will give you a personal tour through the K**b Creek Historical Museum, the Duncan cabin,and or the caboose on the property Schedule a visit today--there's lots of nice weather left!

These are the quilts from which the patterns come for the patches on the barns and museum.
08/30/2019

These are the quilts from which the patterns come for the patches on the barns and museum.

Isabella Krouse was a prolific seamstress. She wove these rugs and made finely knit lace.
08/29/2019

Isabella Krouse was a prolific seamstress. She wove these rugs and made finely knit lace.

Jacob Krouse made and played the violin.
08/28/2019

Jacob Krouse made and played the violin.

Daniel Krouse was an excellent woodworker. He made these matching dressers and a night stand for each of his children.
08/27/2019

Daniel Krouse was an excellent woodworker. He made these matching dressers and a night stand for each of his children.

Isabella Krous Sherfy made this bedspread for her daughter and son-in-law's (John Sherfy & Leila) wedding present.
08/26/2019

Isabella Krous Sherfy made this bedspread for her daughter and son-in-law's (John Sherfy & Leila) wedding present.

05/25/2019

Hanging out at the museum today with family. Come on by.

Amy Vest Lowery also took these pictures, calling them New & Old. I love this because she captures how new life is conne...
05/22/2019

Amy Vest Lowery also took these pictures, calling them New & Old. I love this because she captures how new life is connected to past life. This small pear tree is grafted from the propped-up old tree in front of an even older building. Birds made a nest for new life on the wheels of a caboose. Old and new. Animate and inanimate. Connecting generations. And people to their past. And bringing new life to old objects.

Spring has sprung at the K**b Creek Historical Museum! Thanks to Amy Vest Lowery for taking these pictures
05/05/2019

Spring has sprung at the K**b Creek Historical Museum! Thanks to Amy Vest Lowery for taking these pictures

04/16/2019

Regular hours are returning soon! We will be open 10-4 Friday and Saturday, beginning May 31st. And as always, by appointment. Call or visit! 423.383.2242 or 423.282.1154.

09/12/2018

Summer hours for the museum have ended; however, we are still open by appointment. Despite the deep sadness here, farm activities continue. Most of the veggies are out but the fall plants are going in the garden. Margaret's memories have been silenced, but ours of her have not. And so we continue on, led daily in green pasture by the hand of the Lord, as we have been and shall continue to be.

08/27/2018

Sad news for K**b Creek. Museum founder and family matriarch, Margaret Holley, passed away Saturday morning. Our apologies if you stopped by and we were not open. Mrs. Holley was a true historian and the wisdom of her 90 years will be sorely missed.

These are pages from Susanna Krouse's family Bible. We do not actually have the Bible in our museum. But a relative who ...
08/23/2018

These are pages from Susanna Krouse's family Bible. We do not actually have the Bible in our museum. But a relative who does have it in her family made these copies for Margaret Holley so we could show the important family information written in it.

Here's a throwback to a more genteel time, when people went visiting and left you a calling card if you weren't at home....
08/22/2018

Here's a throwback to a more genteel time, when people went visiting and left you a calling card if you weren't at home. How special you must feel to see they took the time to sign their name so elegantly! No rudely urgent "call me!" texts here!

John Sherfey also kept meticulous records. Here is a stack of his almanacs and a tin of his and Leila's love letters. Th...
08/21/2018

John Sherfey also kept meticulous records. Here is a stack of his almanacs and a tin of his and Leila's love letters. There is also a picture of Leila on their wedding day.

David Preston Sherfey accessories through the Civil War. He also kept a ledger of his business.
08/20/2018

David Preston Sherfey accessories through the Civil War. He also kept a ledger of his business.

George and Margaret Holley are proud to display the history of the K**b Creek community. They are also proud of this nat...
08/17/2018

George and Margaret Holley are proud to display the history of the K**b Creek community. They are also proud of this nation and they honor the many men and women from K**b Creek who have served their country with distinction.

A model of the Daniel Krouse house.
08/16/2018

A model of the Daniel Krouse house.

This is a model of the Bashor Mill. It was in operation until 1950.
08/15/2018

This is a model of the Bashor Mill. It was in operation until 1950.

This is a model of the original K**b Creek Church of the Brethren which burnt down. In the plate you can see the church ...
08/14/2018

This is a model of the original K**b Creek Church of the Brethren which burnt down. In the plate you can see the church as it appears today.

Oak Hill School. This is a model of the one room schoolhouse Margaret Sherfey attended through 7th grade. The school has...
08/13/2018

Oak Hill School. This is a model of the one room schoolhouse Margaret Sherfey attended through 7th grade. The school has since been restored and moved to Jonesborough where schoolchildren can now visit and experience education from the early 20th century.

Do you remember these old photoviewers? You may have played with something similar as a child. Each eye sees a slightly ...
08/09/2018

Do you remember these old photoviewers? You may have played with something similar as a child. Each eye sees a slightly different view, making the image appear 3-D. The picture holder slides forward and back so that you can focus the image.

John Sherfey's school slate. And this is his secretary. His daughter, Margaret, has many fond memories of him sitting at...
08/08/2018

John Sherfey's school slate. And this is his secretary. His daughter, Margaret, has many fond memories of him sitting at his desk and talking with the family. Reading and study is an important part of family life.

Pair of knit lace stockings and the handwritten pattern for them.
08/07/2018

Pair of knit lace stockings and the handwritten pattern for them.

Quilting frame David Preston made for his wife Isabella Krouse.
08/06/2018

Quilting frame David Preston made for his wife Isabella Krouse.

Meal time.
08/04/2018

Meal time.

Wooden John's workbench.
07/26/2018

Wooden John's workbench.

This bread bowl went on the Oregon Trail with Aunt Kate. However, goat herding was not for her family so they returned t...
07/24/2018

This bread bowl went on the Oregon Trail with Aunt Kate. However, goat herding was not for her family so they returned to this area, this bread bowl included.

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243 Denny Mill Rd.
Johnson City, TN
37604

Telephone

(423) 383-2242

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A beautiful day on the property. Nice to meet you!
Wonderful museum! Visit and learn about our community's past!
Sounds good, we will try to come as soon as we get some things done that I’m behind on. Gotta build a fence for a chicken lot for one thing. See you before too long.
Had a fantastic time at this place!! It is really awesome!!! So glad we came!!
We planted 15 blueberry bushes today.
I visited the museum a few years ago. I found it very interesting.