LMU Students Perform as Ghost Inmates at Historic Jail Tour


Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Student Chapter for the Wildlife Society supported the Claiborne County Historical Society October 25 and 26, by dressing as ghost inmates for the annual candlelight tour of the historic landmark.


"For these students it's not always about wildlife,” said Dr. Aggy Vanderpool, associate professor of biology. “Conservation biology majors at LMU learn about land-use practices in their communities and many are involved in efforts to preserve or restore community resources, so they understand well the value of community involvement.”


The Claiborne County Historical Society has been working for several years to raise the funds to restore the old jail in Tazewell.  This 200-year old building is the oldest free-standing jail in Tennessee and is a priceless community treasure. 


“Our Student Wildlife Society members are excited to play a part in these efforts to protect and restore this community resource,” Vanderpool said. “It's also a fun and spooky place to celebrate Halloween!"


Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies.  The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423.869.6280 or e-mail at [email protected].




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