Virtual Boxwell || Virtual Museum

The Virtual Museum

The Virtual Museum is just what it sounds like--an online museum of artifacts and materials from Boxwell's history. Unlike photos loaded to Flickr or Instagram, this museum makes an attempt to tell parts of the Boxwell story. In short, there is context here; you can see how the images or the songs fit into the larger story of Boxwell.

The Virtual Museum has two parts and these parts reflect the way an actual, physical museum operates. The first part is the "Permanent Exhibits." The "Permanent Exhibits" section is material that will not change. It will always be posted and available whenever you are interested in seeing it. This contains material about Camp Life, Boxwell Program, the reservation itself, and various little odds and ends related to these bigger topics.

The second part of the Museum is the "Special Exhibits" section. Unlike the Permanent Collection, the "Special Exhibits" section has two unique features. First, it will focus on specific aspects of Boxwell's history, unlike the general nature of the Permanant Collection. Second, the Special Exhibits section will be a constantly growing enterprise. As we create new material, we wil continue to add these specialized sections to Boxwell's history. We'll include a date as well, so you can know when the section was added.

So, choose a section and let your journey into Boxwell's history begin!


An Actual Museum?

In planning the 1999 Staff reunion, there was serious discussion of having a physical Boxwell Museum. However, it took until the 2021 Council Jamboree celebrating Middle Tennessee Council's Centennial before this museum became a reality.

Where was this museum housed? The now abandoned Pump House! The attraction of having a museum on camp grounds was admittedly attractive as it would be easily accessible to all who came to Boxwell. Led by the OA's Ray Capp, the conversion of the building took over a year, but was ready to go by the Centennial Jamboree. There are no permanent exhibits in the building, but it can be easily prepared for special events like Winter Camp!


Permanent Exhibits


Special Exhibits


Woodbadge Staff

Woodbadge Staff