Beck Cultural Exchange Center Knoxville, Tennessee
Beck Cultural Exchange CenterKnoxville, Tennessee


Beck is a 501c3 Tax Exempt Nonprofit

Please Consider Donating Today - Thank You

We need your support.  We absolutely cannot do this work alone.  There are many ways that you can support Beck. There are all levels of support including our Legacy Society which, allows Friends of Beck to remember Beck while planning their estate. Your funding is critical and will help to ensure that Beck continues its legacy of excellence. We would like to emphasize that as much as we appreciate Sponsorships, Donations and Legacy Bequests, all levels of Contributions are valuable to us, and we appreciate your thinking of us.  The following are a few examples of ways you can invest in Beck:

  • Multi-Year Donation
  • One Time Donation
  • Beck Legacy Society
  • Beck Membership
  • Beck Legacy Brick
  • Beck Volunteer




The Beck Cultural Exchange Center (Beck), “The Place Where African American History is Preserved,” was established in 1975 as a primary repository of black history and culture in East Tennessee.  Beck, the storehouse of African American History and Culture remains dedicated to researching, collecting, conserving, preserving and exhibiting works of art, writings, artifacts, memorabilia, and other evidence of contributions relating to the history and culture of African Americans in East Tennessee and America while fostering and promoting educational, artistic and cultural activities and experiences.


While Beck is the place “Where African American History is Preserved” it is our firm belief that Beck is becoming the place “Where African American History is Transformed.” We are serious about our work.  We believe strongly that restoring and uniting our community begins by reawakening our heritage.   




When you choose to invest in Beck, you can be confident in knowing that your funds:

  • Will be managed in a manner consistent with good stewardship.
  • Positively impact the present generation and generations to come.
  • Ensure the opportunity for all to enjoy our museum regardless of their ability to pay.
  • Increase the value of Beck to our community.
  • Boost the Economy through increased tourism and visitation.
  • Enhance Education for all ages, young and old.
  • Change Lives, a theme that resonates throughout the museum.


Allow us the opportunity to earn your trust and provide you a positive return, invest in Beck today.


Thank you so much for your support of Beck


Beck receives generous financial support from our local government, Knox County and the City of Knoxville together with private funding, foundations, quasi-government, individuals and families.


Please consider donating to Beck today. We cannot do this important work without you. Thank you.

Where to find us

Beck Cultural Exchange Center
1927 Dandridge Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37915



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Museum Hours

Our museum is open during the following hours:

Tuesday - Saturday

10:00AM - 6:00PM


In the event of inclement weather we operate on the Knox County School Schedule.  Please See
Admission: FREE
Parking: FREE


You are welcome to take a Self-Guided Tour anytime during our Business Hours

Please Feel Free To Contact Us for Additional Information

Beck Exhibits

We have Permanent Exhibits and Feature ExhibitsPrepare to be intrigued

Calendar of Events

Museum Rental


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