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Community History Program

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Event Dates: October 12, 2015 - November 23, 2015

The bilingual, traveling exhibit, "Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964," will be on display at the John Early Museum Magnet Middle School.

Event Dates: August 17, 2015

Sponsored by the American Association for State & Local History (AASLH), and hosted by the Oaklands in Murfreesboro, the "Interpretive Planning" workshop will provide participants with tools and strategies they may use to effectively--and engagingly--interpret history at their museums and sites.

Monday, August 17, 8:00am-4:30pm

Please visit the workshop web page for registration and agenda.

Event Dates: August 2, 2015 - August 30, 2015

Arts in McNairy will host the bilingual exhibit Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, August 2nd through August 30th. The exhibit will be at the McNairy County Visitor and Cultural Center. 

Event Dates: August 4, 2015 - September 29, 2015

The E.G. Fisher Public Library in Athens, TN, will host a veterans' discussion series, facilitated by Linda Mines, every other Tuesday beginning August 4th and ending September 29th. 

Event Dates: May 3, 2015

Visit the Rose Center for the Arts in Morristown, Sunday, May 3, 2:00 pm, for a Spanish language public discussion, "Life on the Fence: a Long View of Guest Worker Programs," about the experiences of brace

Event Dates: April 19, 2015 - May 31, 2015


The Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 exhibit uses period images and oral histories to explore the twenty-two year guest worker program between Mexico and the US established during WWII.

Event Dates: April 11, 2015

The Tennessee Historical Society will host the 2015 Tennessee History Day, April 11, in Nashville.  Hundreds of junior and senior high student historians will compete in a variety of formats for awards and national level advancement.

Humanities Tennessee provides partial support for the state level event, and awards a prize at the junior and senior levels for projects about Tennessee history.

Click here for more information about the project or if you would like to volunteer to judge.

Event Dates: April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17, 5:30-7:00pm, Downtown Presbyterian Church

Event Dates: September 16, 2014


Event Dates: October 1, 2014 - November 12, 2014

"Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964" is a bilingual, traveling panel exhibit exploring the roots of Mexican migrant labor to the United States, and is touring towns and cities across the state.

Event Dates: July 31, 2015 - September 12, 2015

The Tennessee State Museum has commemorated the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a new traveling exhibition which takes a closer look at Tennessee's role in the often-forgotten war and how it helped shape our state. The traveling exhibit is funded in part by a grant from Humanities Tennessee. Click here for prospectus.

Event Dates: May 15, 2014

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will  host a public conversation, "Life on the Fence: A Longview of Guest Worker Programs," facilitated by Antonio Vasquez of MTSU’s Center for Global Studies, at 11:30am on May 15th.