TN History Day


Tennessee Historical Society (Statewide) Tennessee History Day is an annual competition for students in grades 6-12 that engages educators and students to improve the teaching and learning of history in public, private, and home schools.

Postponed — TN Writers/TN Stories: Marissa Moss

TN State Museum 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

Join us for our first TN Writers | TN Stories with Marissa R. Moss, Her Country (Henry Holt) in conversation with Jewly Hight, WNXP editorial director and NPR music reporter. Our new book series, in partnership with Humanities Tennessee, Chapter 16 and Vanderbilt University Press, begins with a reading by music journalist Marissa R. Moss of Her Country and a discussion with Jewly Hight, WNXP editorial Learn More...

TN Writers/TN Stories: Leigh Ann Gardner

TN State Museum 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

As part of our book series and Juneteenth programming, Leigh Ann Gardner reads from To Care for the Sick and Bury the Dead: African American Lodges and Cemeteries in Tennessee, before joining journalist, author and historian, and board member of the Nashville Chapter of the Afro-American Genealogical Society, Natalie Bell, in discussion. Benevolent Orders, the Sons of Ham, Prince Learn More...

Teaching TN History Workshop: Trail of Tears


The East TN Historical Society will host history teachers to study the people and events of the Trail of Tears, and explore best practices for bringing this history to the classroom. Site visits include New Echota, Chief Van House, Red Clay, and the Hiawassee Heritage Center. This teachers' institute is partially supported through Humanities TN's Learn More...

TN Writers/TN Stories: Rachel Martin

TN State Museum 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN

Australia advertise that they fry their chicken “Nashville-style.” Thousands of people attend the Music City Hot Chicken Festival each year. The James Beard Foundation has given Prince’s Chicken Shack an American Classic Award for inventing the dish. But for almost seventy years, hot chicken was made and sold primarily in Nashville’s Black neighborhoods—and the story Learn More...

TN Writers/TN Stories: Jeff Zentner

Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA

As part of our programming for our exhibition, Painting the Smokies: Art, Community, and the Making of a National Park, Zentner reads from his award-winning young adult novel, In the Wild Light. Life in small-town Tennessee has never been easy. Cash already lost his mother to an opioid addiction and is losing his papaw, who raised him, one Learn More...

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