Farragut Folklife Museum

Farragut Folklife Museum

The Farragut Folklife Museum is a treasure chest of artifacts and photographs, which tell the history of the Farragut and Concord communities. One of the highlights of the museum is the collection found in the Admiral David Glasgow Farragut Gallery. Admiral Farragut was born in this area on July 5, 1801. Farragut was the first commissioned admiral of the United States Navy and best known for his statement, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead." This nationally sought after collection houses artifacts such as Farragut's personal china, uniform ornamentation, family photographs, manuscripts, letters of interest and a large collection of scrimshaw. The museum also exhibits objects of memorabilia including the history of local schools, churches, the Farragut and Concord communities and the Civil War in the Doris Woods Owens Gallery. The Bill Dunlap Gallery contains railroad artifacts and changing exhibits of interest to the community.