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Community Events and Experiences

Lincoln Memorial University is not only dedicated to the education and personal growth of our students, but we are also committed to serving and providing opportunities and experiences to our entire regional community. LMU is a cultural hub of the Harrogate, TN, and Knoxville, TN regions offering events and activities to our community year-round. Our community programs range from opportunities to enjoy the arts, career fairs, and even LMU's own golf driving range. As a university community center, we strive to offer enriching experiences that serve our region and strengthen our local relationships.

Discover the Arts at LMU

Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum

The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is a storehouse of Lincoln memorabilia, including manuscripts and papers, photographs, the tea set he and Mary Todd used at their home in Springfield, Illinois, and numerous other essential artifacts.


Appalachian Reading Series

LMU holds its Appalachian Reading Series several times a year to celebrate its Appalachian heritage and prominent authors, featuring the region's best Appalachian authors.

Mountain Heritage Literary Festival

Since 2005, LMU has hosted the Mountain Heritage Literary Festival on campus each summer for writing classes, workshops, music, and fun that celebrates the Appalachian Cumberland Gap region.

Music at LMU

Enjoy the stylings of the concert band, concert choir, jazz, and pep ensembles at LMU, or check out our summer music program via Arts in the Gap.

Arts in the Gap

LMU holds annual summer celebrations of the Cumberland Gap region's fine, applied, and visionary arts during Arts in the Gap. Attend a workshop, view live performances, and discover new emerging artists.

Explore Fitness and Outdoor Activities

Golf Complex

LMU's Golf Complex and driving range is located just off Highway 25E and is open seven days a week for those who enjoy spending their time out on the fairway and putting green.

Harrogate City Park

Harrogate City Park is managed by LMU and is open to the community year-round. Featuring sports courts, walking and bike trails, playgrounds, event pavilions, and more.

Swimming Pool

Our swimming pool not only offers swimming lessons, fitness classes, and lifeguarding certifications, you can also reserve the pool for private parties or visit for an open swim.

Education, Service and Career Events

J. Frank White Academy

Did you know that LMU has its own private college-preparatory school? J. Frank White Academy educates students from grades 5-12 and is located on the LMU Harrogate campus. Students of the academy have unique opportunities to interface with and learn from the students and faculty of the university and can pursue advanced education before they enroll at college.

Women of Service

Founded in 2011, LMU's Women of Service is an organization to connect, educate and inspire women of all ages and backgrounds. We provide our members with various avenues for service opportunities and offer entertaining and unique experiences that will fuel the mind, all while touching the hearts of others.

Current Job Openings

Are you interested in a career working with us at LMU? Explore available job openings at Lincoln Memorial University and become a member of our passionate team.

Contact Us

Questions about the LMU community?

Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway,
Harrogate, TN 37752
423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900