The new Pickett State Park Archaeology Museum and ETSU Archaeological Research Station opened in April 2017. The museum features the Native American prehistory of the Upper Cumberland Plateau region in and around Pickett State Park and Forest and Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area. The building also houses a field and research station for East Tennessee State University (ETSU) archaeological projects in the area. ETSU students and faculty provide tours of the museum for the public at large, visits to nearby archaeological sites, public programming and outreach, professional workshops, and archaeological field schools. This collaborative effort between Tennessee State Parks and ETSU represents the first State Park Public Facility devoted to archaeology and cultural resources outside of designated archaeological parks.