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    Belle Meade Plantation's 100 Years of Christmas

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    October 31, 2014 - January 12, 2015

    As the staff at Belle Meade Plantation packs up Christmas decorations every January, we begin thinking about the next year’s Christmas exhibit. This year we chose to do something very different from the past few years. We decided instead of focusing our Christmas exhibit on one holiday celebration in the history of Belle Meade that we should interpret the evolution of Christmas celebrations from the ...more


    The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville

    March 23, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    The Bakersfield Sound story begins during the Great Depression, when Bakersfield's cotton farms and oil fields attracted a mass migration of Dust Bowl refugees from Oklahoma,...more

    Milky Way Farm Chocolate Estate Tours

    Presented by Milky Way Farm at Milky Way Farm, Pulaski

    July 12, 2013 - December 31, 2014

    The 1930's Chocolate estate of Candy Legend Frank Mars now opens its doors for tours of the 25,000 sq ft home and 1,100 acre farm.  Known for quality craftsmanship, amazing architecture, fine...more

    2014 Belle Meade Plantation Juried Art Show

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville

    November 6 - December 31, 2014

    Belle Meade Plantation invites you to attend their 2014 Annual Juried Art Show. The highly selective exhibit features paintings and sculptures by local artists celebrating the rich architectural...more

    152nd Anniversary of the Battle of Stones River

    Presented by Stones River National Battlefield at Stones River National Battlefield, Murfreesboro

    December 26, 2014 - January 1, 2015

    FRIDAY

    10 AM - The Approaching Thunder - Join a ranger for a talk that focuses on the events of the Stones River Campaign 152 years ago to the day....more

    50th Anniversary Father Ryan vs. Pearl Basketball Game

    Presented by Father Ryan High School at Nashville Municipal Auditorium, Nashville

    January 5, 2015

    Celebrate the 50th Anniversary Father Ryan vs. Pearl Basketball Game. The first of its kind, athletes from an integrated and an all-black high school shared the court. Celebration...more

    Christmas at the Belmont Mansion

    Presented by Belmont Mansion at Belmont Mansion, Nashville

    November 9, 2014 - January 5, 2015

    Take a trip back in time for a Victorian-styled Christmas Season at the Belmont Mansion.

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    “The Game That Changed the South" Celebratory Luncheon sponsored by McDonald’s

    Presented by Father Ryan High School and Nashville Sports Council at Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville

    January 5, 2015

    Come celebrate with Father Ryan and Pearl High School as they look back on 50 years of sports equality and "The Game that Changed the South:" the 1965 game between the two schools that...more

    50th Anniversary Game Exhibit of Photos and Memorabilia

    Presented by Father Ryan High School and Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

    January 5, 2015

    This exhibit in the Civil Rights Room at the Nashville Public Library includes photographs and memorabilia from “the game that changed the South,” the Father Ryan and Pearl High School...more

    Music City Roots: Johnny Appleseed, Leroy Troy

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

    January 7, 2015

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    200th Anniversary of the Battle of New Orleans Celebration

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

    January 8, 2015

    As part of the Bicentennial celebration of the Battle of New Orleans on January 8th, The Hermitage is proud to unveil a new exhibit Andrew Jackson: Born for a Storm. This state-of-the-art, 1.1...more

    “Rendezvous with Destiny:” the 101st Airborne Division and D-Day

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

    June 6, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    The Tennessee State Museum opened an exhibition on June 6, 2014, the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, commemorating the service and elite tradition of the 101st Airborne Division. The...more

    Childhood Treasures: A Vintage Toy Exhibit

    Presented by Cookeville Leisure Services at Cookeville History Museum, Cookeville

    December 11, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    Please visit the Cookeville History Museum for the holiday exhibit, Childhood Treasures: A Vintage Toy Collection. The exhibit will run from November 29 to January 10.


    Middle TN Genealogical Society

    Presented by FiftyForward (Knowles) at FiftyForward Patricia Hart Building, Nashville

    January 17, 2015

    Program: "Ancestors, Antiques, and Heirloom Artifacts" This is our Special Meeting to "Show and Tell" about something special about your family. Come and see how many of our...more

    RiverWorks Discovery Exhibit at Adventure Science Center

    Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

    September 27, 2014 - January 19, 2015

    Watersheds, wetlands, wildlife – oh my! The exhibit encourages Science Center visitors of all ages to explore hands-on, interactive activities designed to bring America’s waterways to...more

    Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Lone Mountain Band

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

    January 31, 2015

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

    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

    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!


    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

    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

    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

    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

    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. 


    Salute to Excellence

    Presented by Center for Nonprofit Management at Renaissance Nashville Hotel, Nashville

    October 22, 2015

    Every fall, CNM hosts a dinner and awards presentation that honors area nonprofits for their commitment to management excellence. In 2014, more than $210,000 were awarded in 12 categories at the...more

    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

    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

    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

    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

    The Hermitage - Andrew Jackson

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

    February 26, 2009 - Ongoing

    The Hermitage's new orientation film Andrew Jackson, narrated by Martin Sheen, is now playing on new state-of-the-art equipment in the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center theater. The film is one...more

    Tulip Grove Mansion Guided Tour

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

    July 1, 2009 - Ongoing

    Originally the home of Jackson's protege, Andrew Jackson Donelson, Tulip Grove's private ownership was longer and more varied than the Hermitage mansion. Join a Hermitage interpreter for a tour of...more

    Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

    Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

    January 1, 2011 - Ongoing

    Explore the shadow-filled streets of downtown Nashville. Learn about the historical, haunted heritage of Music City from professional story tellers and tour guides during the comfortably paced 90...more

    Fontanel Mansion Tours

    Presented by The Fontanel Mansion & Farm at The Fontanel Mansion & Farm, Whites Creek

    June 7, 2010 - Ongoing

    Fontanel Mansion, a 27,000 square foot log home formerly owned by Country Music Hall of Fame® member and two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year...more

    Indian Artifacts

    Presented by Sumner County Museum at Sumner County Museum, Gallatin

    April 1, 2014 - Ongoing

    A majority of these Indian artifacts have been found in Sumner County. The Cherokee,...more

    Then and Now Photos of Gallatin, Westmoreland, Portland and Hendersonville

    Presented by Sumner County Museum at Sumner County Museum, Gallatin

    April 1, 2014 - Ongoing

    This is a wonderful photographic display, featuring "then and now" photos of interest in Gallatin, Westmoreland, Portland and Hendersonville. These are made by Allen Haynes. There are...more

    Civil War Map

    Presented by Sumner County Museum at Sumner County Museum, Gallatin

    April 1, 2014 - Ongoing

    James Willette, a cartographer of the U.S. Army of the Cumberland drew the large map on the wall in 1864. It shows the small city of Gallatin and the surrounding area. It is drawn on waxed linen...more

    Franklin on Foot Classic Franklin Tour

    Presented by Franklin on Foot at Franklin on Foot, Franklin

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    Our Classic Franklin tour is a daytime walking tour that provides an enlightening look at the town's past. Our most popular daytime tour provides an overview of Franklin's history, including...more

    Franklin on Foot Civil War Tour

    Presented by Franklin on Foot at Franklin on Foot, Franklin

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    Commemorate the Civil War Sesquicentennial on our Civil War tour. This two-hour tour explores Franklin's Civil War experience though the eyes of civilians as well as soldiers.


    Franklin on Foot Haunted Franklin Tour

    Presented by Franklin on Foot at Franklin on Foot, Franklin

    August 9, 2011 - Ongoing

    Lives cut short.... Sudden, violent death.... Unfinished business. All reasons spirits remain behind. But sometimes it's something entirely different: folks get so attached to their homes that...more

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