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That’s A Wrap! Thank You!

The 31st annual Southern Festival of Books turned the final page yesterday on a successful community gathering of all who love the written word. Our thanks to all who attended and supported the event. In the coming weeks, we’ll share highlights, photos, and stories that made this Festival special. If you’d like to share your Learn More…

Events

TENNESSEE WATERS at the Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center (Henning)

Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Our Lives, and Our Future is a statewide touring panel exhibit about water’s impact on our lives, our history, and our society. Presented by Humanities Tennessee, the Tennessee Historical Society, and the Albert Gore Research Center. The exhibit will be on display at the Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center in Henning, Learn More…

CROSSROADS at Rose Center Council for the Arts (Morristown)

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a Smithsonian traveling exhibit exploring the history and meaning of rural American society across regions and over time. The exhibit will be on display at the Rose Center Council for the Arts in Morristown, TN, from November 2 to December 2, 2019. Click here to learn more.

Museum Interpretation

Join the Morgan Co. Genealogical & Historical Society for the conclusion of a three part speaker series to herald the development of a local history museum. Rob Dehart, curator at the Tennessee State Museum, wraps up the series with a lively exploration of museum interpretation–and how it is so much more than exhibit dates and Learn More…

Silent Screening “Tol’able David”

Join ETSU at the Storytelling Center in Jonesborough for a screening of Tol’able David (1921), shot on location in Appalachia and exploring regional questions of gender and masculinity. Director of Women’s Studies, Dr. Phyllis Thompson will lead a discussion.

CROSSROADS at McMinn Co. Living Heritage Museum (Athens)

Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a Smithsonian traveling exhibit exploring the history and meaning of rural American society across regions and over time. The exhibit will be on display at the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, TN, from December 14, 2019 to January 26, 2020. Click here to learn more.

Chapter 16

A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers and Passersby

Chapter16.org is a daily online publication that provides comprehensive coverage of Tennessee authors, literary news, and public readings; it also serves as the state’s virtual Center for the Book.

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