Carriage House Conversations
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From local authors to nationally-known historians, guests will enjoy topics ranging from horse racing and enslaved jockeys in the 1800s, to the Cumberland Settlement. There are subjects for everyone’s interest!
Belle Meade Plantation believes that everyday stories are the threads that make the fabric of history. Carriage House Conversations is a lecture series that takes place inside the historic Carriage House and offer stories and conversations with local authors, community leaders, and historians.
Thursday, March 22, Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman, will be joining the conversation.
The Chrismans are a married couple engaged in a long-term experiential study of culture and technologies of the late nineteenth-century. Sarah writes books about the Victorian era, and their entire life is an ongoing research project into their favorite decades of the 1880’s and ’90’s.
May 20, 2018: Dr. Katherine C. Mooney, professor at Florida State University and author of Race Horse Men – How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack
July 19, 2018: Mr. J. Roderick Heller III, resident of Franklin, TN and author of Democracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy of the Old Southwest
September 20, 2018: Mr. Paul Clements, renowned Nashville historian and author of several books on Middle Tennessee and Nashville history
November 15, 2018: Mr. Brian Allison, Nashville historian, specializing in the history of the Battle of Nashville
Source: Belle Meade Plantation
FREE Admission | Open to the Public
RSVPs are greatly appreciated and encouraged. If planning to come, please either email Outreach Coordinator, Andy Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (615) 921-2525.
Contact: (615) 921-2525
Parking: On-site parking is free and designated accessible parking spaces are available close to the Visitor Center.
- For your safety and the protection of the historic property, all bags and packages are subject to inspection. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person, bag or
- For your safety and the protection of the historic property, all bags and packages are subject to inspection. We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person, bag or item.
- Strollers are not allowed in the Mansion but are allowed on the Grounds.
- No food, beverages, tobacco, chewing gum, or firearms are permitted in the Mansion.
- Photography and video are not allowed in the Mansion but are allowed on the Grounds.
- Pets and comfort animals are not allowed in the Mansion but are allowed on the Grounds.
- Designated service animals are allowed in the Mansion and on the Grounds.
- Please lock your vehicle and secure your valuables. We are not responsible for any lost/stolen items.
- Please do not climb on the rock walls, trees, buildings or carriages.
- Professional photography and video shoots are not allowed in the Mansion or on the Grounds.
Parking: Designated accessible parking spaces are available close to the Visitor Center.
Exploring Belle Meade
Your visit to Belle Meade includes two floors and several flights of stairs. An elevator is located in the Visitors Center to help you access the second floor of this building. Because of the historic architecture of the Mansion, only the first floor is wheelchair accessible. A wheelchair ramp to the first floor is located on the front right side of the Mansion. Guests who are unable to go to the Second Floor of the Mansion may visit our designated rest area to view photograph albums of the Second Floor rooms. Most outbuildings are accessible by way of a pea gravel path.
Please bring your own wheelchair, walker, cane, or scooter to ensure your comfort.
Service Animals: Designated service animals are welcome throughout Belle Meade. However, due to safety restrictions, service animals must be on a leash at all times. Any show of hostile behavior toward other guests or employees is unacceptable. Service animals may not be handled by or left with other guests or employees.
Restrooms: All restrooms at Belle Meade have wheelchair accessible stalls. Restrooms are located on the first and second floor of the Visitor Center.
If you have any questions, please visit the Guest Services Desk located inside the Visitor Center.