We Nurture Tennessee’s Communities

Humanities Tennessee conducts and supports public humanities programming across the state. We focus on local history, literary arts, and civic life, and our work sparks conversations and builds stronger communities across Tennessee. Click any of the buttons to the right to explore our programs and events and learn how you can get involved.

Events

MAKING MEMPHIS: 200 YEARS OF COMMUNITY Exhibit

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 Johnsonville State Historic Park

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 Johnsonville State Historic Park from April 18-June 1, Learn More…

SECRETS OF THE NOLICHUCKY RIVER Film Screening

Tune in to East Tennessee PBS on Thursday, May 23, at 10:00 pm EDT for a screening of Secrets of the Nolichucky River: The Discovery of a Lifetime, a documentary film about the archaeological discovery of a large Cherokee settlement on the banks of the Nolichucky. Catch the film again on Sunday, May 26, at Learn More…

Discover Tennessee History Workshop

The East Tennessee Historical Society has partnered with Humanities Tennessee since 1989 to provide quality professional development for teachers across the region and state. About the workshops: These 7-hour workshops will focus on primary-source-rich, hands-on strategies for addressing key Tennessee history stories found in the current and new social studies standards. Teachers, academic coaches, and museum Learn More…

TENNESSEE WATERS at Beech River Heritage Museum (Lexington)

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 Beech River Heritage Museum in Lexington, TN, 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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