THS Fall 2018 Membership Program Series
You are invited to join the Tennessee Historical Society at its fall membership programs.
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.
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
Fort Negley Visitor Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd
Nashville, TN 37203
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.