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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.



Tennessee Arts Commission

Windgate Charitable Foundation




Hyde Family Foundation



Center for Craft

Carissa Hussong + David Lusk

Keeler Iron Works, Inc.

Mahaffey Tent + Event Rentals **

nexAir **



Anonymous (1)

Joe + Jo Clift *

Douglas W. Ferris, Jr. + Dot Neale

Montgomery Martin Contractors, LLC

Richard + Nancy Prillaman *

Bryan K. Smith

Mary H. and Charles L. Wurtzburger Endowment


Anonymous (1)

Richard Aycock + Claudia Moise

Belz Foundation

Lewis Body *

Bruce + Maggie Campbell

Kim Cridler *

Lawler Foundry Corporation

Charles Logan + James Wade *

Myron + Dianne Mall

Bill + Barbara McKee

Henry + Snow Morgan

Paragon Bank

Patriot Bank

Sarah Perkins *

Laura Elizabeth Mullen Vermilye *

Michael + Maryann Vognild


Architectural Iron Designs, Inc.

Gary Backaus + Margot McNeeley

Betsy Bird

Deitra Blackwell *

Michael Bondi

Kevin Burge *

Buster’s Liquor + Wines **

BuzzFREE Mosquito

Roger Carlsen

Richard Carr *

Bena Cates

James P. Cole + Suzanne Henley

Mike and Susan Cunningham

Duncan Williams Asset Management

Farrell Calhoun, Inc.

Pat Flynn *

Linda Foster

Garden District **

Gerald + Carolyn Grinstein

Pat and Anne Halloran

Galen + Debi Havner

Wil + Sally Hergenrader

Janice M. Holder

James Keegan

Robert + Barbara Keeler

King Architectural Metals
James + Brenda Lanier

Looney Ricks Kiss

F. Andrew Mall

Lyn McFarland

Richard + Carol Ranta

Rio Grande **

Bob + Claude Rogers

John + Catherine Shepherd

Dolph Smith *

Stacy Smith

Michael + Ann Spiotta

John + Anne Stokes

Ralph + Patricia Tvede

Simon + Jill Wadsworth

Jedediah A. Wallace

Kathleen Williams

Worlds Away

Jan Young

Yuletide Office Solutions **

* Includes donations of artwork                   ** Includes in-kind donations of goods or services

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

Keep the fire alive by making a contribution of $1,000 or more to the Metal Museum. Click the link or contact Madison Miller at to join today.

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