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Game Day at the McClung

Kick off your semester by playing games with us! Through a partnership with University Libraries, the McClung Museum invites UT's campus community to drop by to play board games of all sorts during the museum’s regular operating hours. Participants can play a high-resolution reproduction of the Victorian-era board game, The Mansion of Happiness, along with other, more contemporary games about "moral" choices.

An original copy of The Mansion of Happiness was recently acquired by the McClung Museum. It was the first board game with a known publisher in the United States and remains one of the longest running board games to have been printed. The original will be on display during the program as a part of the exhibition Debut: Recent Acquisitions,  on view through September 1, 2019.

Image: Laurie and Whittle's New Moral and Entertaining Game of The Mansion of Happiness (Virtue Rewarded and Vice Punished), (detail), 1851. Published by Richard Holmes Laurie, London. Hand-colored engraving. Museum purchase made possible by Orrin Lippoff, 2018.5.9.

Thursday, August 29 at 9:00am to 5:00pm

Frank H. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture
1327 Circle Park, Knoxville, TN 37996

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