Folklife of Tennessee Water Ways

Kingston Public Library 1004 Bradford Way, Kingston, TN

Join Roby Cogswell, former Director of Folklife Programs for the TN Arts Commission for a multimedia presentation that explores the informal folk culture that thrived along the state’s rivers, influencing regional evolution of travel and economic activity. In the 19th century groups of people along our rivers—shantyboaters, fishermen, mussellers, and boatworkers—shared unique ways of life Learn More...

TENNESSEE WATERS at the Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center (Henning)

Alex Haley Museum & Interpretive Center 200 Church St, Henning, TN

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...

The 31st Annual Southern Festival of Books

Main Nashville Public Library 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN

The 31st annual Southern Festival of Books will take place October 11-13, 2019, in downtown Nashville. Visit www.HumTN.org/SFB to learn more and plan your visit. See you on the Plaza!

Cormac McCarthy Literary Festival

Blount County Public Library 508 North Cusick Street, Knoxville, TN

The Cormac McCarthy Literary Festival celebrates authors preserving culture, sparking conversation and weaving tales in Appalachia. This three day festival, November 1st-3rd, 2019 will showcase local and regional authors, celebrate local history and Blount County Public Library's Centennial, and have activities for the whole family to engage with East Tennessee’s unique literary history.

CROSSROADS at Rose Center Council for the Arts (Morristown)

Rose Center Council for the Arts 442 W Second North St, Morristown, TN

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 the Rose Center Council for the Arts in Morristown, TN, from November 2 to December 2, 2019. Click here to learn more.

Opening Reception: CROSSROADS Exhibit in Morristown

Rose Center Council for the Arts 442 W Second North St, Morristown, TN

Crossroads: Change in Rural America opens at Rose Center Council for the Arts on November 2nd, with a reception from 4PM – 6 PM.  The exhibit is free and open to the public.  Throughout the run of the exhibit, Rose Center Council for the Arts will keep special hours each Saturday to ensure everyone has the opportunity to Learn More...

Museum Interpretation

Plateau Electric Co-op 838 Spring Street, Wartburg, TN

Join the Morgan Co. Genealogical & Historical Society for the conclusion of a three part speaker series to herald the development of a local history museum. Rob Dehart, curator at the Tennessee State Museum, wraps up the series with a lively exploration of museum interpretation--and how it is so much more than exhibit dates and Learn More...

Silent Screening “Tol’able David”

International Storytelling Center 100 W. Main Street, Jonesborough, TN

Join ETSU at the Storytelling Center in Jonesborough for a screening of Tol'able David (1921), shot on location in Appalachia and exploring regional questions of gender and masculinity. Director of Women's Studies, Dr. Phyllis Thompson will lead a discussion.

CROSSROADS at McMinn Co. Living Heritage Museum (Athens)

McMinn County Heritage Museum 522 W Madison Ave, Athens, TN

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 the McMinn County Living Heritage Museum in Athens, TN, from December 14, 2019 to January 26, 2020. Click here to learn more.

CROSSROADS at Wolf Gap Education Outreach, Inc. (Pulaski)

Wolf Gap Education Outreach, Inc. 2718 Tarpley Shop Rd, Pulaski, TN

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 Wolf Gap Education Outreach, Inc. in Pulaski, TN, from Feb. 1 to Mar. 15, 2020. Click here to learn more.

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