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Battle Scarred: The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin

Presented by Carnton Plantation & Battlefield and Battle of Franklin Trust at Carnton Plantation & Battlefield, Franklin

August 2, 2014 - April 26, 2015

The 1,600 square foot gallery of the Fleming Center at Carnton Plantation will be entirely transformed and open to the public for eight months. The display will feature never before exhibited objects, many of which have not been together for 150 years. Incorporating artifacts, graphic elements, light and sound, the exhibit will be the first of its kind in Franklin.

August 2, 2014 through April 26, 2015 ...more


Architecture Tour With ASL Interpretation

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 7, 2015

Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center! “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the...more

Black History Month Celebration

Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

February 7, 2015

During the national celebration of Black History Month, The Hermitage will host four weekly programs exploring the progress made in African-American history and honoring the lives of those who...more

Music City Roots: Jarekus Singleton, John Paul Keith, The Megaphones, Seth Giler and Jason D. Williams

Presented by Music City Roots at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Franklin

February 11, 2015

Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin is a weekly,...more

Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture

Presented by Metropolitan Historical Commission and Tennessee State University at TSU - Avon Williams Campus, Nashville

February 13, 2015

Mark your calendars now for Friday, February 13, for the Nashville Conference on African-American History and Culture. The 2015 conference continues its long-standing tradition, focusing this year...more

The General's Valentine Dinner & Carriage Ride

Presented by The Kitchen Cabinet at The Hermitage and The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

February 14, 2015

Join us for an evening to remember at Andrew Jackson's Hermitage. You and your special someone will enjoy a delicious 4-course meal prepared by Chef Greg Cooper while you are serenaded by live...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Patty Mitchell and the Pickups

Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

February 14, 2015

Patty sings songwriter demos and session background vocals, she continues to perform live with various artists--most notably, the barn-storming artist/producer/songwriter Gail Davies' Band. I...more

Black History Month Celebration: Exploring African-American Genealogy

Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

February 14, 2015

Join us as a panel of historians and genealogy experts discuss the many methods and resources available for discovering African-American genealogy. Traditionally, tracing African-American...more

The Ryman Diaries

Presented by The Ryman Diaries at West End United Methodist Church, Nashville

February 13 - February 15, 2015

Award-winning actor/playwright/director Tom Dolan and author/musician/educator Debbie Mathis Watts will portray Music City legends Captain Tom Ryman and Bettie...more

Live Taping featuring Craig Wayne Boyd

Presented by Trinity Music City, USA at Trinity Music City, USA, Hendersonville

February 16, 2015

Be a part of a live studio audience at the TBN HD Auditorium. Host, Jason Crabb, Don Moen, Jimmy Fortune, Three Bridges, T.Graham Brown and this season's Winner of 'The Voice'...more

Music City Roots: Andrew Duhon, Drivin' N Cryin' more to be added!

Presented by Music City Roots at Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin, Franklin

February 18, 2015

Music City Roots, Live From Liberty Hall at the Factory in Franklin is a weekly,...more

Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - 1880s Kickoff Party

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

February 19, 2015

2015 marks our return to late nineteenth-century dress and interpretation in the mansion! Come as a single or couple to enjoy late Victorian and Edwardian dance in our expansive 1892 carriage...more

Architecture Tour

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 21, 2015

Start your evening at the Frist Center on the third Saturday of each month. “When was the Frist Center built? Who was the architect? Can you tell me about the floors in the galleries?”...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Valley Grass

Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

February 21, 2015

Valley Grass performing at Sutton Ole Time Music Hour! All-You-Can-Eat Southern Style Dinner Great Country Cooking! Consists of Meat, 3 Vegetables, Bread, Salad, Homemade Desserts...more

Black History Month Celebration: Discovering African-American History

Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

February 21, 2015

Black History Month Celebration: Discovering African-American History The Hermitage would like to join with The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAALH) in...more

Quilts and Culture: The Art, Tradition and History of Quilt Making

Presented by East Nashville Hope Exchange, Inc. and Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville

January 12 - February 28, 2015

The Shelby Bottoms Nature Center is currently hosting a fantastic art exhibit, Quilts and Culture: The Art, Tradition and History of Quilt Making. The center piece for the exhibit is the Freedom...more

Black History Month Memorial Service

Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

February 28, 2015

1 p.m. The memorial service that concludes The Hermitage’s Black History Month celebration is a time-honored tradition at The Hermitage. Join us as we celebrate the lives of all those who...more

Old House Fair

Presented by Metropolitan Historical Commission at Sevier Park, Nashville

March 7, 2015

The Old House Fair (OHF) is a free day-long festival that presents new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials and quality services for homeowners. Visit vendors to learn about sustainable...more

Architecture Tour with ASL Interpretation

Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

March 7, 2015

Coming downtown to the First Saturday Art Crawl? Then start your evening at the Frist Center on the first Saturday of each month.

“When was the Frist Center built? Who was the...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Jerry Butler & The Blu-J's

Presented by Granville Museum, Inc. at Sutton General Store, Granville

March 7, 2015

Enjoy Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Ole Time live music every Saturday night at Sutton General Store. The...more

Reese Brothers Mule Sale

Presented by Westmoreland Expo Center at Westmoreland Expo center, Westmoreland

October 11, 2014 - March 14, 2015

There are over 100 mules on the Reese Brother Greenwood farms at any time.  This ensures a greater selection of every type of mule possible.

FACT
Over 400 mules sell every...more

Nashville Stamp and Post Card Show 2015

Presented by Nashville Philatelic Society at FiftyForward Madison Station, Madison

March 14 - March 15, 2015

Stamp and post card show for collectors to buy and sell!


2015 Bridal Fair at Rippavilla Plantation

Presented by RippaVilla Plantation at RippaVilla Plantation, Spring Hill

March 15, 2015

Rippavilla Plantation, one of Middle Tennessee’s top wedding venues and DJ’s Party Rentals are hosting a bridal fair to showcase some of the area’s preferred wedding...more

Sacred Waters: The Preservation of Native American Cultural Resources Along The Cumberland River

Presented by Cumberland River Compact at Cumberland River Compact, Nashville

March 19, 2015

For tens of thousands of years, the life-sustaining waters of the Cumberland River attracted both large herds of prehistoric animals and vast numbers of Native Americans who hunted them. The...more

Docent Training Class

Presented by The Parthenon and Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at The Parthenon, Nashville

January 24 - March 21, 2015

We’ve just flipped the calendar into a new year. Is learning something new one of your resolutions? What about giving something back to your community? Being an ambassador for Nashville? If...more

Photographs from the Field: 30 Years of the Folklife Program

Presented by Tennessee Arts Commission at Tennessee Arts Commission Gallery, Nashville

January 16 - March 27, 2015

At his retirement from the Tennessee Arts Commission in December 2014, Dr. Robert "Roby" Cogswell left a legacy of 22,000 photographs documenting Tennessee traditional arts and heritage...more

Belmont Mansion: Charles Brindley

Presented by Belmont University - College of Visual and Performing Arts at Belmont University - Leu Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville

February 23 - March 31, 2015

This exhibition features study fragments, drawings and paintings of historic Belmont Mansion and its surrounding grounds. Charles Brindley began this project in early 2013. The artist's...more

Easter Lunch at Rippavilla Plantation

Presented by RippaVilla Plantation at RippaVilla Plantation, Spring Hill

April 5, 2015

Join us for Easter lunch! There will be two seating times for the buffet lunch, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Easter’s menu will include baked spiral ham with apricot glaze, fried chicken, green...more

Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - Nineteenth Century Foodways & the Art of Dining

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

April 16, 2015

Join us for a special tour of the mansion's dining room, dish pantry, and kitchens. We'll offer an in-depth study of nineteenth-century foodways and the art of dining with our curator John...more

Robert Crockett- Long Hunter Days

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Livingston Historic Courthouse Square, Livingston

April 18, 2015

There will be historical encampments, games, and information about the early settlers of Overton County.  Everyone is encouraged to wear period dress and join in the fun.  A great...more

Fight for Freedom exhibition

Presented by Vanderbilt Heard Libraries at Vanderbilt University - Jean and Alexander Heard Library, Nashville

June 20, 2014 - April 20, 2015

"Fight for Freedom" highlights inspiring American stories from the collections of the Rev. James Lawson, noted journalists and others who put their lives on the line for freedom. Items...more

Lifelong Learning Spring Session 2: Monday Class

Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center, Nashville

March 23 - April 20, 2015

Discovering Tennessee Writers
Mondays, March 23, 30 and April 6, 13, 20
Instructor: Dennis Loyd, Retired Professor of English at Lipscomb University

From the Smoky Mountains to...more

Frontstretch Fest

Presented by Rockhouse Partners at Nashville Farmers' Market, Nashville

May 2, 2015

Join us on May 2 for the worlds largest Derby watch party at the Nashville Farmers' Market! For over a decade, pop culture's love affair with southern living has had meteoric growth,...more

Fisk Jubilee Singers

Presented by Fisk Jubilee Singers at Fisk University - Fisk Memorial Chapel, Nashville

May 3, 2015

The Fisk Jubilee Singers are vocal artists and students at Fisk University in Nashville, TN., who sing and travel worldwide.
The original Jubilee Singers introduced ‘slave songs’...more

Nature Fest 2015

Presented by Nature Fest Committee at Tennessee Tech - Pennebaker Hall, Cookeville

May 1 - May 4, 2015

Nature Fest is a four-day celebration of nature’s treasures in and around the Upper Cumberland. It includes hikes, lectures, workshops, presentations and activities focused on land, water,...more

2015 Historic Rural Life Festival

Presented by Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Tennessee Agricultural Museum, Nashville

May 14 - May 15, 2015

The Historic Rural Life Festival, held in May, promotes the history of agriculture by featuring traditional crafts, farm animals, demonstrations and shade tree activities. Attracting around 2,500...more

Cookeville Museums History Hikes

Presented by Cookeville Depot Museum and Cookeville Leisure Services at Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville

March 14 - June 13, 2015

Come History Hike between the Cookeville Depot Museum and the Cookeville History Museum the second Saturday of each month! Pick up your entry (and enjoy some cookies) at either museum,...more

Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - Victorian Astronomy & Star-Gazing

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

June 18, 2015

Come out to Belle Meade Plantation for star-gazing. We'll start with drinks in our winery's garden patio, then retire to the Boxwood Garden to enjoy the night sky. Learn about the...more

Nineteenth Century Music & Pickin' Party

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

August 20, 2015

Enjoy the dog days of summer on the back porch at Belle Meade Mansion. We'll have a pickin' party and jam session with our music historian, Matt Klinedinst, while we learn about...more

Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - Spiritualism & the Occult in the Victorian World

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

October 15, 2015

Come to the Belle Meade Plantation for an evening tour of the 1853 mansion. We'll talk about Victorian mourning customs, spiritualism, mysticism, and the occult. 


Nerd Night at Belle Meade Plantation - American History Myths: Fact vs. Fiction

Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

December 17, 2015

Join the historians at Belle Meade for a special tour of the house as we separate fact from fiction and discuss some of American history's greatest myths. Did President Taft ever get stuck in...more

Trinity Music City, USA

Presented by Trinity Music City, USA and Trinity Music City, USA at Trinity Music City, USA, Hendersonville

September 30, 2014 - September 30, 2017

FREE TOURS of Trinity Music City takes you inside the TMC Church Auditorium, our television studio, WPGD-TV, our TMC Recording Studios and the former estate of country music legend, Conway Twitty....more

Conway Twitty (former) Mansion Tour - Free to Public

Presented by Trinity Music City, USA and Trinity Music City, USA at Conway Twitty (former) Mansion Tour, Hendersonville

September 30, 2014 - September 30, 2017

FREE TOURS of Trinity Music City takes you inside the TMC Church Auditorium, our television studio, WPGD-TV, our TMC Recording Studios and the former estate of country music legend, Conway Twitty....more

The Battle of Nashville: History Unfolds at Travellers Rest

Presented by Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum, Nashville

April 14, 2014 - December 31, 2017

December 16, 1864, was a pivotal day of the Civil War. The second day of the Battle of Nashville inflicted huge losses on the Army of Tennessee. A new exhibit, The Battle of Nashville: History...more

Stories from the Hermitage Slave Community

Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville

July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

The Hermitage story is not just about Andrew Jackson and his family. In fact, the Jackson family story cannot be told without the stories of the 150 enslaved Africans who lived and worked at The...more

The First Tennesseans

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the Mississippian people, and ending with...more

The Frontier

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

Spanish conquistadors were the first Europeans to reach Tennessee, followed by the French and English explorers, and then by the first white settlers. Armor and weapons from the Europeans and...more

The Age of Jackson

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state's development. Displays on...more

Antebellum

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

The Antebellum period of 1840 to 1860 was a time of prosperity and cultural development for many Tennesseans. (Antebellum is from the Latin words ante, before, and bellum, war. It is used to...more

The New South

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

July 1, 2007 - Ongoing

Between 1870 and the 1920's, Tennessee experienced great changes fueled by the post-Civil War industrial revolution. Exhibits on women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Tennessee Centennial...more

Haunted Tavern Tours

Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

April 2, 2008 - Ongoing

From the people who brought you the critically acclaimed original Nashville Ghost Tours comes their newest...more

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