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*

  • Nov 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 23, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Nov 24, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Nov 26, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Nov 27, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Nov 28, 2019 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Nov 29, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Nov 30, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 1, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 3, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 4, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 5, 2019 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 6, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 7, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 8, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 10, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 11, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 12, 2019 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 13, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 14, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 15, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 17, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 18, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 19, 2019 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 20, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 21, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 22, 2019 at 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm (Sun)
  • Dec 24, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - 05:00 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 26, 2019 at 10:00 am - 08:00 pm (Thu)

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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.

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Tennessee State Museum

1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208
(Neighborhood: Downtown)

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