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Tennesseans Through the Lens: Portrait Photography in Tennessee

Presented by Tennessee State Library & Archives at Tennessee State Library & Archives, Nashville TN

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Tennesseans Through the Lens: Portrait Photography in Tennessee

Tennesseans Through the Lens: Portrait Photography in Tennessee 

The Tennesseans Through the Lens: Portrait Photography in Tennessee exhibit is open now through the end of the year at the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

Guests can view this new exhibit and the permanent interactive exhibits in the Library & Archives lobby from Monday through Saturday between 8AM and 4:30PM CT. 

The new exhibit highlights images from the Library & Archives collection of over a million historic photographs. Visitors can explore how Tennesseans used portraiture to share pictures of themselves, friends, family members and even celebrities. Through the exhibit and can follow changing technology that Tennesseans used to document significant moments in their lives from paintings to photographs. 

To preserve Tennessee’s history for current and future generations, the Tennessee State Library & Archives, a division of the Department of State, collects and protects books, records and other documents of historical and reference value, focusing on items about Tennessee and Tennesseans.

The Library & Archives is home to many irreplaceable historical documents, including Tennessee’s three constitutions, letters from Tennessee’s three presidents, records from 55 former Tennessee governors, a comprehensive collection of Tennessee newspapers dating back to 1791 and original records of the State of Franklin.

The Library & Archives is located at 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way North on the northeast corner of Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, across from the Tennessee State Museum. Parking is available for guests in the Library & Archives garage on Jackson Street/Junior Gilliam Way.

The Library & Archives library, microfilm and manuscripts reading rooms are open for research Tuesday through Saturday, from 8AM to 4:30PM CT.  Research appointments are recommended. With an appointment, Library & Archives staff can help visitors build a list of relevant collection items and can often pull some of the items in advance.

For more information about the Library & Archives or to schedule a research appointment, call (615) 741-2764, email ask@tsla.libanswers.com or visit sos.tn.gov/tsla/plan-your-visit.  

Source: Press Release

ADMISSION INFO

FREE Admission
Open to the public.

    Official Website

INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Dec 5, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 6, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 7, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 8, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 9, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 10, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 12, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 13, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 14, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 15, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 16, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 17, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 19, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 20, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 21, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 22, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 23, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 24, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Dec 26, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Mon)
  • Dec 27, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Dec 28, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Dec 29, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Dec 30, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Dec 31, 2022 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)
  • Jan 2, 2023 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Mon)
  • Jan 3, 2023 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Tue)
  • Jan 4, 2023 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Wed)
  • Jan 5, 2023 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Thu)
  • Jan 6, 2023 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Fri)
  • Jan 7, 2023 at 08:00 am - 04:30 pm (Sat)

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

LOCATION

Tennessee State Library & Archives

1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219

PARKING INFO

The Library & Archives provides free patron parking in its dedicated underground garage. To access the garage, patrons must obtain a library card at the first-floor receptionist desk. First-time patrons may park temporarily in the parallel street parking on Rep. John Lewis Way North during this process. After receiving an activated library card from the security receptionist, patrons should move their vehicles to the garage via the ramp on Jackson Street/Junior Gilliam Way.

Health Check Update

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

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