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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…

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."…

50 Years | 50 Books: Jane Marcellus talks to Denise Kiernan

Virtual TN, United States

Join us for a conversation between Chapter16.org contributor Jane Marcellus and Denise Kiernan, author of "The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II." This event is part of the "50 Years/50 Books" series marking the 50th anniversary of Humanities Tennessee. For more information, please visit www.chapter16.org.

Music & the Politics of Treason & Disloyalty in the American Civil War

Virtual TN, United States

Join the TN Historical Society for a free, virtual discussion with Billy Coleman, Assistant Teaching Professor of History, Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and the Honors College at the University of Missouri. This talk draws on evidence of sixty cases of Confederates being arrested, punished, or getting away with singing, selling, or publishing rebel songs in Union-controlled…

African American Fife & Drum Music in TN

Virtual TN, United States

Join the TN Historical Society for a free, virtual discussion with musicologist John Shaw about these historic bands, which have served both as a rallying tool for political militancy and provided community music for funerals, picnics, parades, and dances. The event is part of a series, "Tennessee Music 101: The History of TN Music." Click here…

Musica sin Fronteras (Music without Borders)

Virtual TN, United States

Join the Tennessee Historical Society for the fourth in a series of free, virtual discussions.  Manual A. Delgado and Dr. Gregory Reish discuss the history and genres of Mexican music in Tennessee. For more information and registration visit the THS website. This event is part of a series, Tennessee 101: the History of Tennessee Music, funded, in…

Underwater Archaeology

Virtual TN, United States

Join the Parthenon for a free, virtual program Underwater Archaeology and learn land and water archaeology practices from expert archaeologist Dr. Anne Duray. In conjunction with the exhibition The Antikythera Mechanism, June 4-Sep 26, 2021,  funded in part by Humanities Tennessee.