Morton Cabin Opening Reception
June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
On Saturday, June 19, Nashville Zoo will officially open our new history feature, the Morton Family Exhibit. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the cabin located just behind the Zoo’s Grassmere Historic Home. June 19th, also known as “Juneteenth”, commemorates the official end of slavery in the United States.
The Zoo worked with the relatives of Frank Morton, a 1900’s tenant farmer who lived on the Grassmere property, to refurbish the cabin and install interpretive panels that help tell the story of Frank and his family’s contributions to the Grassmere property.