Programs

THS Spring 2018 Membership Program Series

Wed., Mar. 21, 2018
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

“Missing: In Search of the Father of Tennessee History”
Jeff Sellers, Director of Education & Community Engagement, Tennessee State Museum
Nick Fielder, Former State Archaeologist

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He interviewed the men and women that carved out the Tennessee frontier. He built the foundations of law in Tennessee and North Carolina. His efforts established the forerunner to the Tennessee Historical Society and his exhaustive research produced Tennessee’s first history book. For those accomplishments and others, Judge John Haywood is revered as the Father of Tennessee History. But where is he buried? No one knows exactly. It is a forgotten mystery in Tennessee history. Join us as a historian and an archaeologist explain how one of the most famous Tennesseans lies in an unmarked grave in South Nashville. Learn their plans to spearhead an effort to locate and potentially relocate his remains to a proper gravesite.

Wed., Apr. 11, 2018
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

“150 Years Along the Charlotte, Clifton and Hydes Ferry Pikes”
Ridley Wills, Author

Back by popular demand, Ridley Wills will share stories about the characters and events along more of Nashville’s roadways. His latest book, Volume 4 of his Nashville Pikes series, documents the complex and fascinating history of these major thoroughfares, from their origins to modern times. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.

Annual THS Membership Address

Wed., May 2, 2018
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

“Woman Suffrage in Tennessee: The Continuing Legacy”
Carole Stanford Bucy, Volunteer State Community College

Who were the women who believed that Tennessee, a Southern state mired in racial politics about voting, could ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would give women across the nation the right to vote? Professor Bucy will discuss the women who worked for ratification and the collective nature of their efforts that led to triumph in August 1920, lighting a flame of women’s rights that continued to burn in the years between suffrage and the fight for the Equal Rights amendment in the 1970s.