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Community History Program

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Event Dates: June 30, 2016

Bootcamps are the first phase of March to the 19th, a five-year grassroots campaign, in partnership with Chick History, that will change the way we see and do women’s history. 

Click here to learn more about the project and enroll in the June 30th bootcamp in Memphis. The early-bird registration deadline is June 19th!

Event Dates: April 28, 2016
What: A one-day emersion experience designed for museums and sites ready to do better women's history.
Who: Museum and history professionals.
Event Dates: December 13, 2015

Using excerpts from the Emamcipation Proclamation, James Baldwin's "Letter to My Nephew," and the film Slavery by Another Name, this lively conversation will reflect on the legacy of emancipation at its centennial and in the present day.

Hosted by the Mutlticultural Museum of Hardeman County, and facilitated by Dr. Charles McKinney, Associate Professor and Director of Africanan Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis.

Sunday, December 13, 3pm

Event Dates: October 19, 2015

This Reforming Arts performance will take place in the auditorium at Cleveland State Community College, Cleveland, TN, 5:30-7:00pm. The cast is comprised of formerly incarcerated women who write and perform about their experiences after release.

Event Dates: October 21, 2015

In conjunction with the showing of the "Bittersweet Harvest" exhibit, John Early Museum Magnet Middle School will host Museum Night, 5pm-8pm, in the school's newly opened 1800 square foot exhibit space.

Events include a public conversation, "Life on the Fence: A Long View of Guest Worker Programs, " 5pm-6:30pm, and student led tours of "Bittersweet Harvest" and the school's first exhibit, "The Five Themes of Culture," with artifacts from the former Scarritt College collection.

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