A special thanks is extended to those who sustain the Metal Museum’s mission and programs through annual donations of $1,000 or more. Our Fire Keepers’ generous support helps us continue to innovate and inspire.
Fire Keepers drinking and eating during a celebration in the Blacksmith Shop.



Windgate Charitable Foundation



Sam and Jean Moss†

Tennessee Arts Commission

Simon and Jill Wadsworth†



The Estate of Richard and Carole Briscoe†

Roger Carlson

Hyde Family Foundation 


Anonymous (1)

David Brown and Steven Hoover†

Douglas W. Ferris, Jr. and Dot Neale

David Lusk and Carissa Hussong

Mahaffey Tent & Event Rentals *


Stacy Smith


Anonymous (1)

Richard Aycock and Claudia Moise

First Horizon Foundation

Keeler Iron Works, Inc.

Mary H. and Charles L. Wurtzburger Endowment
Melinda Menke
Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC
Richard and Nancy Prillaman**
Bryan K. Smith


Belz Foundation
Bruce and Maggie Campbell
Richard H. Kimball**
Lawler Foundry Corporation
Myron and Dianne Mall
Patriot Bank
Reed Peck-Kriss**
Richard and Carol Ranta†
Scott and Paige Walkup


Betsy Bird
Sam and Deborah Brackstone
Kevin Burge**
George and Bena Cates
Joe and Jo Clift
James P. Cole and Suzanne Henley
Farrell Calhoun, Inc.
Hal Fogelman
Garden District*
Janice Gasparrini
Galen and Debi Havner
Wil and Sally Hergenrader
Sherri Jaudés**
Rose M. Johnston

James Keegan

Robert and Barbara Keeler

King Architectural Metals

Ellen Klyce

Thomas S. Madden**

F. Andrew Mall

Jim Masterson**

John and Cynthia Medwedeff**
Zack Noble**
Dolph Smith**
William “Ham” Smythe, III
Michael and Ann Spiotta
Todd Strickland**
Raymond and Margaret Tanner
James Viste**
Michael and Maryann Vognild
James Wade, Jr.**
Worlds Away
Jan Young
Yuletide Office Solutions

* Gifts include in-kind goods or services

** Gifts include donated art

† Gifts include support of the Expansion Campaign

Every effort is made to ensure proper recognition of our Fire Keepers.  If you think there has been an error or omission, please accept our apology and contact Frances Tortorich at (901) 774-6380 or

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