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The Role of the Replica

The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA 2901 Parthenon Ave, Tennessee, United States

Visit the Parthenon's latest exhibition for an interactive, hands-on exploration of how replicas of ancient items and places are created, and why they teach us so much about our understanding of the past. Visit the Centennial Park Conservancy's webpage for more information and a calendar of events. Humanities TN provided partial support for this project.

“Show Us Your Nashville” Youth Civics Art Contest

Artville Main Stage Wedgewood Houston

Join Kidizenship at Artville for an exhibition of finalists in the Show Us Your Nashville, a youth civics contest. Nashville youth were charged with creating a presenting one idea to the mayor for making Nashville great.  Winners will be announced and cash prizes awarded. Learn more about Kidizenship and the contest here. Humanities Tennessee provided…

Three Roots of Appalachia: Readings, Discussion, Panel

Global Education Center, 4822 Charlotte Ave., Nashville, TN

Global Education Center is hosting an event in its Three Roots of Appalachia project that includes a presentation of Scots-Irish traditions by Dr. Jane MacMorran, a reading from "Black Indian: A Memoir," by Shonda Buchanan, and a moderated conversation with both MacMorran and Buchanan. Click here for more information and the complete project series.

Impact of the Cordell Hull Dam & Lake in Granville

Granville Museum 169 Clover Street, Granville, TN

Visit the Granville Museum for an opening ceremony of phase one of an exhibition project exploring the legacy of the construction of the Cordell Hull Dam to the local community. Marking 50 years since the Dam project began, the phase one opening will begin a chronicle of the events as they unfolded and areas of…

Tennessee Music Box: History, Mystery, Revival

Virtual TN, United States

Join the TN Historical Society for a free, virtual discussion with musician and educator Sandy Conatser,  who will share her research of these ingenious folk instruments made of materials at hand in the counties of southwest and south middle Tennessee, 1880s-1940s. The event is part of a series, "Tennessee Music 101: The History of TN Music."…

A Place at the Table: Tennesseans Lead the Way for American Democracy

Martin Public Library 410 S Lindell St, Martin, United States

Mark Dudney, a public historian and historic preservation planner from Cookeville, will review the story of democracy in Tennessee, including Native American and early settlement, the Jacksonian era, the Civil War, and Women’s Suffrage. This event, sponsored by Humanities Tennessee and the Jackson Purchase Historical Society, will include access to the Smithsonian travelling exhibit, Voices and…

The Development of the Chitlin’ Circuit in Middle TN & the Road to Popular Music (1860-1960)

Virtual TN, United States

Join the TN Historical Society for free, virtual discussion with musician and public historian, T. Minton about the rise and decline of the strong network of entertainment spaces built by African Americans following the Civil War to support the development and spread of Black vernacular music culture called The Chitlin' Circuit. The event is part of…

American Experiments

Martin Public Library 410 S Lindell St, Martin, United States

Join the library for American Experiments, interactive, all-ages programs that explore democratic fundamentals such as critical reason and compromise, facilitated by educator Becky Verner. The program is presented alongside the Smithsonian exhibition "Voices & Votes: Democracy in America," on view at the library October7-November 19, 2023. The exhibit tour is sponsored by Humanities Tennessee. Click…

Savages & Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes

Museum Center at 5ive Points 200 Inman St SE, Cleveland, United States

Join the Museum Center for this traveling exhibit organized by the Mid-American Arts Alliance, which explores, through the work of indigenous artists, the various themes of stereotyping of Native Americans in mainstream and pop culture. This traveling exhibition brings together twelve contemporary Native American visual artists who reclaim their right to represent their identities as…

Savages & Princesses exhibit opening event

Museum Center at 5ive Points 200 Inman St SE, Cleveland, United States

Join the Museum Center for a reception to open a traveling exhibit, Savages & Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes. Enjoy a discussion panel moderated by Dr. Rondall Reynoso with artists featured in the exhibit: Heidi Bigknife, Micah Wesley, Hoka Shenandore, and Karin Walkingstick. The event begins at 6:30, the panel at 7:00pm. For more…