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 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…

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.

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…

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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