Programs

THS Fall 2018 Membership Program Series

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

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

“Old Hickory: Jackson’s 1813 Natchez Expedition”
Tony Turnbow, Historian and Attorney

Tennessee politics, Hardened to Hickory, find Tennessee heritage, history, culture and Civil War Tennessee information at the THS.

Is there a missing chapter in Andrew Jackson’s life? — when Indians saved General Jackson. When Jackson fought an enemy spy, who commanded the U.S. Army. When Shawnee warrior Tecumseh stirred Indians to make a last stand. When government bureaucrats forced Jackson to choose between disobeying the president and abandoning his Tennessee Volunteers to die. When Andrew Jackson committed mutiny. Historian and attorney Tony Turrnbow is author of Hardened to Hickory.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203

“The Nashville Sound”
Don Cusic, Belmont University

Tennessee music, Nashville Sound, find Tennessee heritage, politics and culture at the THS.

The Nashville Sound is heard all around the world. It is not just the sound of country music; music from Nashville includes Big Band, rhythm and blues, gospel, Christian, jazz, and classical. Nashville is a musical gold mine – this talk follows the development of music and the music industry in Nashville from the nineteenth century until today. Don Cusic is one of the premier historians of country music and an internationally known scholar and writer. As an author, teacher, historian, songwriter, producer, and executive, Cusic has been actively involved in the music business since 1973.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:30 pm
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
“South Nashville”
Ralcon Wagner, Author

Over the past 150 years, the boundaries and demographics of South Nashville have changed dramatically. Starting out as an industrial and blue-collar area comprised of factories, mills, and rail yards, the area has traditionally been the most diverse part of the city, racially and culturally. During the past 30 years, stark changes have transformed the appearance of the southern portion of Nashville and Davidson County. Today, the district faces new challenges as many established neighborhoods now cope with gentrification. Author and historian Ralcon Wagner has been a resident of South Nashville for over 40 years and he is involved with preservation efforts in the Nashville area.

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

Also join the THS for its series of talks in partnership with Belmont Mansion, starting September 18, 2018.