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Volunteer Spotlight: Southern Festival of Books

MARY ANNE CATON & KASHIF GRAHAM The Southern Festival of Books is a celebration of the written word. For some, it’s also a homecoming. A return to a community unified by a shared passion for ideas and books, curiosity and conversation. Two years ago, Kashif Graham and Mary Anne Caton volunteered at the Festival. Although Learn More…



The Pink Palace Family of Museums presents Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community, an exhibit celebrating the city’s bicentennial. The exhibit interprets events of the past 200 years that have shaped Memphis’ past, present, and form the basis for our future. The Making Memphis exhibit illustrates how the threads of Memphis history form a larger Learn More…

TENNESSEE WATERS at the Kingston Public Library

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 Kingston Public Library from September 1-30, 2019. Click here to Learn More…

CROSSROADS at Postmark LaFollette, Inc.

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 Postmark LaFollette, Inc. in LaFollette, TN, from Sept. 7th to Oct. 20th, 2019. Click here to learn more.

People, Parks and Water – Kingston, TN

Join Hobart Akin, Cultural Resources and Exhibits Specialist for TN State Parks for an insightful presentation exploring the birth of our state park system, and the role water plays in harnessing our natural and human resources. This event is offered in conjunction with the Tennessee Waters traveling exhibit in Kingston. Tennessee Waters: Shaping Our Land, Learn More…

Folklife of Tennessee Water Ways

Join Roby Cogswell, former Director of Folklife Programs for the TN Arts Commission for a multimedia presentation that explores the informal folk culture that thrived along the state’s rivers, influencing regional evolution of travel and economic activity. In the 19th century groups of people along our rivers—shantyboaters, fishermen, mussellers, and boatworkers—shared unique ways of life Learn More…

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