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TN HISTORY + HERITAGE

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


Free the Trees

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

February 1 - April 5, 2015

Put on your work boots and gloves, sharpen your trimmers and come to Owl's Hill to help free our beautiful trees from invasive honeysuckle and other exotic plants. This is a great opportunity...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

East Side Storytellin' with Linda Leaming and Jesse Lafser

Presented by East Side Story at The Post East, Nashville

April 7, 2015

East Side Story is an evening of book readings, musical performances, and interviews with the featured artists to elaborate on the stories behind their creative processes and ties to Nashville in...more

Music City Roots: Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, The Get Right Band, Scott Mullvahill, and Blue Highway

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

April 8, 2015

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Lecture: Robert Hicks

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

April 9, 2015

Robert Hicks, author of New York Times Best Seller The Widow of the South and leading force in the preservation of Carnton Plantation will speak at the...more

2015 Heritage Days at Historic Mansker's Station

Presented by City of Goodlettsville Parks at Historic Mansker's Station, Goodlettsville

April 10 - April 11, 2015

Participants will be given the opportunity to find out what life on the frontier at Mansker's Fort and what life on the plantation would have been like at the Bowen Plantaion House. Plan to...more

12th Annual Downtown Home Tour

Presented by Nashville Downtown Partnership at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

April 12, 2015

See downtown history come to life at the Nashville Downtown Partnership’s 12th Annual Downtown Home Tour. This year’s tour showcases living spaces within older, historic and...more

AUTHENTIC STORYTELLING

Presented by Authentic Coffee Company at Authentic Coffee Company, Millersville

April 14, 2015

 

Come out and celebrate the spoken work at the Authentic Coffee Company. Authentic Storytelling is the 2nd Tuesday of each month. It is an evening of true tales and great coffee....more

Music City Roots: John Moreland, Scott Miller, Billy Joe Shaver and more artist to be added

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

April 15, 2015

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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

Songwriters Night at Rock Castle

Presented by Historic Rock Castle at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

April 18, 2015

Join us for an evening of music, food, and fun!

Come out to Historic Rock Castle on designated Saturday Nights in the Summer and enjoy music from local artists; bring your own picnic or...more

A Tennessee Waltz and Waltz Late Night Party 2015

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee's State Capitol Building , Nashville

April 18, 2015

The Tennessee State Museum will host its largest fundraiser, A Tennessee Waltz, at the Hermitage Hotel and the Tennessee State Capitol.

The Museum Foundation is delighted that John...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Valley Grass Express

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

April 18, 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

Spring Break Scavenger Hunt

Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

April 1 - April 18, 2015

The kids are on Spring Break and what to do? Why not make your way to the Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center for a scavenger hunt!

Pick up your list and check it twice as you...more

Johnsonville Union Artillery Garrison Spring Living History

Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

April 18, 2015

The roar of Civil War cannons will again echo through the hollows of Johnsonville State Historic Park as the park hosts its annual spring artillery garrison. Join us as Union troops demonstrate...more

The First Tennessee African American Legislators

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

April 19, 2015

Kathy Lauder, a retired researcher from the Tennessee Library and Archives, will be the speaker for a program entitled “The First Tennessee African American Legislators.” Ms....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

East Side Storytellin' with Betsy Thorpe and The Forlorn Strangers.

Presented by East Side Story at The Post East, Nashville

April 21, 2015

East Side Story is an evening of book readings, musical performances, and interviews with the featured artists to elaborate on the stories behind their creative processes and ties to Nashville in...more

Book Signing with Bestselling Author Steve Berry

Presented by Nashville Public Library Foundation at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

April 22, 2015

International and New York Times bestselling author Steve Berry is on tour for his new book THE PATRIOT THREAT and will appear at Nashville Public Library Foundation for a discussion and book...more

Music City Roots: The Spinney Brothers, The Ragbirds, The Honeycutters and more artists to be added

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

April 22, 2015

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

63rd Annual Sumner Co. Pilgrimage of Homes

Presented by Historic Cragfont, Inc. at Historic Rose Mont, Gallatin

April 25, 2015

The Pilgrimage is a fundraiser to benefit Historical Cragfont. Historical sites and private homes will be featured on this year's tour. 


Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Muddy Waters

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

April 25, 2015

Muddy Waters 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

Events of April 1865 Civil War Film Series

Presented by Johnsonville State Historic Park at Johnsonville State Historic Park , New Johnsonville

April 4 - April 25, 2015

Wars do not end quietly and the American Civil War was no exception. From the comfort of the Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, join us each Saturday in April as we explore the...more

Shrimp Boil

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

April 26, 2015

Join us for our annual Shrimp Boil event at the Historic Travellers Rest. Enjoy a low country shrimp boil, beer and live music. We look forward to bringing you new tastings this year!

You...more

Wildflower Hikes

Presented by Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary at Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, Brentwood

March 24 - April 28, 2015

The wildflowers are blooming: Spring is here! Come enjoy all the colors this season offers as we hike the trails of Owl's Hill. Watch the browns of winter give way to the spectrum of spring...more

Music City Roots: Miss Tess and the TalkBacks, Frank Fairfield,Cheryl Wheeler and Gretchen Peters

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

April 29, 2015

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

Introducing: Michael Dickins and Dawn Martin Dickins

Presented by KT Wolf Gallery at KT Wolf Gallery, Nashville

April 11 - April 30, 2015

KT Wolf Gallery is please to introduce Michael Dickins and Dawn Martin Dickins to Nashville in an exhibition of multi-media installations that explore themes and tensions unique to the United...more

TDOT Centennial: A hundred Years of Moving Tennessee Forward and into the Future

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville

March 1 - April 30, 2015

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is continuing its year-long Centennial Celebration with a mobile transportation exhibit that is now on display at the Tennessee...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

Celebrate Westmoreland Festival

Presented by Westmoreland Chamber of Commerce at Ricky Woodard Community Park, Westmoreland

May 1 - May 2, 2015

5/1: Coronation of the Festival Queen with live musical entertainment to follow. 

5/2: 5K and Festivities throughout the day.. Children's Village (climbing wall, face painting,...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: The Hamilton County Ramblers

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

May 2, 2015

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

8th Annual Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair

Presented by Bledsoe's Lick Historic Association at Bledsoe Fort Park, Castalian Springs

May 1 - May 3, 2015

The Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association wishes to invite you to join us for the Eighth Annual, Bledsoe's Fort Colonial Fair. This will be a Juried Event focusing on the 1750-1790 time...more

Livingston Exchange Home & Garden Show

Presented by Overton Chamber of Commerce at Overton County Fairgrounds, Livingston

May 2 - May 3, 2015

Fund Raiser for The Livingston Exchange Club.  Exhibitors will be showing and selling various spring plants and other items, plus a yard sale and demonstrations throughout the 2 day event....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

Music City Roots: Feufollet, Hogslong String Band, Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Ori Naftaly

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

May 6, 2015

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

Songwriters Night at Rock Castle

Presented by Historic Rock Castle at Historic Rock Castle, Hendersonville

May 9, 2015

Come out to Historic Rock Castle on designated Saturday Nights in the Summer and enjoy music from...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: Glade City Rounders

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

May 9, 2015

Glade City Rounders 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...more

Magnolias & Mimosas

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

May 10, 2015

Join us for our Magnolias & Mimosas event! This will be a great way to celebrate Mother's Day with your family! Enjoy brunch and mimosas in our formal garden & on the lower gallery of...more

Music City Roots: Jim Hurst More Artist to be added

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

May 13, 2015

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

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour: The Davonport Brothers

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

May 16, 2015

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

Music City Roots: Haas Kowert and Tice, Candi Staton, William Tyler, More Artist to be added

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

May 20, 2015

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

Memento Mori -- Looking at Death in Art and Illustration

Presented by Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery at Vanderbilt University - Fine Arts Gallery, Nashville

March 12 - May 23, 2015

Drawing on the combined resources of the Vanderbilt Fine Arts Gallery, the Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, local museums, and several private collections, Memento Mori - Looking...more

Music City Roots: Writers on the Storm, Judah & the Lion, Kerri Powers and Dave Eggar

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

May 27, 2015

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

Hermitage Homeschool Days 2015: Junior Docents

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

May 29, 2015

The Hermitage supports the work of homeschooling families by offering Homeschool Days. Please register your group by emailing ...more

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour - Avery Trace

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

May 30, 2015

Avery Trace 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 & Drinks!...more

Music City Roots: Ashley Cleveland, Andrew Duho Trio, Ryan Cullwell, Emi Sunshine

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

June 3, 2015

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

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