Programs

THS Fall 2019 Membership Program Series

You are invited to join the Tennessee Historical Society at its fall membership programs.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections, and a Life of Service
Tyler Boyd, author and great grand-nephew of Harry T. Burn

Rep. Harry Burn’s vote for Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment created one of the most dramatic moments in the state’s history – and myths as well. Tyler Boyd’s research on Burn and his career after his August 19, 1920, vote reveal a man dedicated for decades to expanding the franchise and the rights of women.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville to Havana: The Croft Sisters, the Grassmere Collection, and the Nashville Zoo
Tori Mason, Nashville Zoo, and Jennifer Randles, TSLA

The Nashville Zoo exists today due to the foresight of sisters Margaret and Elise Croft. Five generations of the same family lived at Grassmere Farm until the Crofts willed the property to be used as a nature preserve. The Nashville Zoo began management of the site in 1997. Mason and Randles traveled to Florida and Cuba to research the Croft sisters’ business.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

Tasting Tennessee: A Culinary Tour of the Volunteer State

Rob Dehart, History Curator, Tennessee State Museum

What defines Tennessee cuisine? This exploration of places to eat across the state distinguishes the unique local flavors that certain regions are known for. The discussion will be led by Rob DeHart, curator of the temporary exhibition “Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food.” From barbecued ham in the East, to hot chicken in the Middle, to slugburgers in the West, this program is guaranteed to make you hungry.

Please also join us the September 2019 series, “Adelicia Acklen’s World,” offered by the Tennessee Historical Society in partnership with Belmont Mansion.

Reservations for the programs may be made by emailing the THS or by calling 615-741-8934.