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Event Dates: December 14, 2017

Kim Trevathan discusses the challenges of his 1998 canoe trip for the length of the Tennessee River, what he learned, and his plans for another trip upstream from Paducah to Knoxville in the same canoe.  Through his adventure, Trevathan conveys the spiritual and transofrmative possibilities of the river and other waterways.

Thursday, December 14, 7pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

Event Dates: December 10, 2017

Join Brian "Fox" Ellis, Riverlorian for the Spirit of Peoria, as he assumes the role of Captain Detweiller, a Civil War era steamboater. Based on his pilot logs, Ellis' first person monologue includes Detweiller eyewitness account of Shiloh, and explores the vital role of steamboats during the war.

Saturday, December 10, 2pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

Event Dates: December 7, 2017

In addition to the roles of Federal and Confederate naval history in the Civil War, Myers Brown will offer insight into some of Tennessee's historical naval figures, including Farragut, Maury and Carter.

Thursday, December 7, 7pm,  Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

The event is in conjunction with Humanities Tennessee's tour of the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibition, on view in New Johnsonville November 18-December 31.

Event Dates: December 5, 2017

Mike Coyne-Logan, Education Coordinator for Living Lands & Waters, discusses the work of physically cleaning up the river and it's tributaries, and educating neighbors about keeping their river systems healthy.

Tuesday, December 5, 7pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

The event is in conjunction with Humanities Tennessee's tour of the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibition, on view in New Johnsonville November 18-December 31.

Event Dates: November 26, 2017

Known as the Trail of Tears, the routes taken in the forced removal of Cherokee from Tennessee included waterways and steamboat transportation.  Rhodamrmer will discuss the Trail of Tears and its connection to the Tennessee River.

Sunday, November 26, 2pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

The event is in conjunction with Humanities Tennessee's tour of the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibition, on view in New Johnsonville November 18-December 31.

Event Dates: November 21, 2017

John Crivello will discuss experiences over thirty years in the making of his career with towing and barge companies along our rivers.

Tuesday, November 21, 7pm, Johnsonville State Historic Park Welcome Center, 90 Nell Beard Road, New Johnsonville.

The event is in conjunction with Humanities Tennessee's tour of the Smithsonian's Water|Ways exhibition, on view in New Johnsonville November 18-December 31.

Event Dates: October 28, 2017

The WeAllBe Group hosts a panel of local musicians and scholars to explore the legacy of Lunceford as a Memphis jazz educator, and his impact on scores of students who became renowned musicians.

Saturday, October 28, 12-1pm

Cossitt Public Library, 33 South Front Street, Memphis 38103

Visit http://www.jimmielunceford.com/ for a detailed line-up and complete list of events.

Event Dates: October 26, 2017

The WeAllBe Group hosts a film screening of Blues in the Night, a 10-minute film of the Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra, and a panel discussion of music historians who discuss the era in which Lunceford launched his career.

Thursday, October 26, 6-9pm

Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McClemore Ave., Memphis 30106

Visit http://www.jimmielunceford.com/ for a detailed line-up and complete list of events.

Event Dates: October 24, 2017

The WeAllBe Group hosts the first in a series of public discussions about Memphis jazz educator and orchestra leader, Jimmie Lunceford.

Tuesday, October 24, 6-8pm

Benjamin L. Hooks Public Library, Memphis Room, 4th Floor

3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis 38111

Click here for a detailed line-up and complete list of events.

Event Dates: March 18, 2017

Join the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and the Shelby Bottom Duo for the third in a series of four events around the state.  "A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement" features music, a multimedia presentation and conversation about Joe Hill, one of America's noted labor activists of the early 20th century.

Saturday, March 18th,  AFL-CIO Koxville, 1522 Bill Williams Avenue, Knoxville, 37917

5:30 pm, Light Supper Served

6:30-8:30 pm, Performance & Discussion

Event Dates: April 8, 2017

Historic Granville, Inc. hosts its annual Geneaology Festival this year with an opening of the TN State Museum's traveling exhibit, "The Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation."

The day's events include discussions with John Baker, author of the Washingtons of Wessyngton and Rob Dehart, curator of the exhibit. 

Also featured is Michael Bertrand, TSU, who will facilitate a discussion on "Region, Race & Memory: Inheriting the Civil War," a selection from Humanities Tennessee's Conversation Project.

Event Dates: March 15, 2017

Join the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and the Shelby Bottom Duo for the second in a series of four events around the state.  "A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement" features music, a multimedia presentation and conversation about Joe Hill, one of America's noted labor activists of the early 20th century.

6:30-8:30 pm, March 15, First Congregational Church, 1000 South Cooper, Memphis, 38104

The tour continues to Knoxville and Clarksville with dates this spring.

Event Dates: February 16, 2017

In preparation for expanding and creating exhibits at the L & N Depot Museum, the Etowah Historical Commission will host Doug Boyd for a day-long workshop on the practice of collecting oral histories.

February 16, 9:00am-4:00pm, Etowah Community Center

Event Dates: February 16, 2017

The Stratford Story Project is a team of students, alumni, parents, and community members. Working together over 12 weeks, we gathered photographs, historical information, stories, and perspectives from people connected to the school. We pulled these together into a documentary school to raise awareness of Stratford's past, strengthen engagement in Stratford's present, and deepen investment in Stratford's future.

Event Dates: February 21, 2017

Join the Tennessee Alliance for Progress and the Shelby Bottom Duo for the first in a series of four events around the state.  "A Musical History of Joe Hill and the Early Labor Movement" features music, a multimedia presentation and conversation about Joe Hill, one of America's noted labor activists of the early 20th century.

6:30pm, February 21, IBEW Local 175 Hall, 3922 Volunteer Drive, Chattanooga 37416

The event is preceded by a reception at 5:30pm.

The tour continues to Memphis, Knoxville and Clarksville with dates this spring.