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Forging a Nation (1760 to 1860)

Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum, Nashville TN

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Forging a Nation (1760 to 1860)

The period from 1760 to 1860 was a time of almost unimaginable change. Through artifacts, film, and images, discover how settlers moved into the land that became the 16th state, and how Southeastern Indians resisted. Exhibits highlight the challenges and achievements of everyday Tennessee women and men, free and enslaved, who built communities across the Three Grand Divisions. This gallery also features artifacts that explore the lives of Tennessee leaders who shaped the future of the young United States, such as Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, David Crockett, and Sam Houston.

Artifact highlights include a complete print-shop and cutaway log cabin that provide a glimpse into the lives of early settlers. A rare 13-star United States flag is displayed with an exhibit on the role of Tennesseans in the Revolutionary War. War of 1812 artifacts include an American light artillery uniform coat, a sword that belonged to John Coffee who served as one of General Andrew Jackson’s commanders, and a mold used by enslaved workers at a Dickson County iron furnace to make cannonballs for General Jackson’s army. The hat that Jackson wore at his 1829 presidential inauguration, a guitar that belonged to Houston’s wife, Eliza, and a snuffbox given to Crockett by Henry Clay are just a few examples of other significant artifacts.

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ADMISSION INFO

FREE Admission

Contact: (615) 741-2692

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Jan 31, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 1, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 2, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 3, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 4, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 5, 2023 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Feb 7, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 8, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 9, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 10, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 11, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 12, 2023 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Feb 14, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 15, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 16, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 17, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 18, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 19, 2023 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Feb 21, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Feb 22, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Feb 23, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Feb 24, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Feb 25, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Feb 26, 2023 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Feb 28, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Mar 1, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Mar 2, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Mar 3, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Mar 4, 2023 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Mar 5, 2023 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)

Additional time info:

Closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day and Easter.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Tennessee State Museum

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208

PARKING INFO

Free parking is available in the parking lot which is located between the Museum and the Nashville Farmers’ Market. There is also free two-hour parking available along 6th and 7th Avenues. Because there are a limited number of these spots used by both Museum and Farmers' Market visitors, it is highly recommended that on the weekends, visitors seek alternate modes of transportation to visit the Museum. State of Tennessee parking lots are available Monday through Friday, after 5:30pm, or on weekends unless otherwise stated or reserved. Terms and conditions of use may vary according to the requested lot.

Health Check Update

The Event Organizer is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test to attend this event.: No
Additional COVID-19 protocols:

Per state and local guidelines, face coverings are now optional for staff and personnel.

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