Community History Program

The Tennessee Community History program provides community-based educational programs about the history and cultural life of Tennessee communities in the context of the history and cultural life of our nation and our world. The goal of the program is to build stronger Tennessee communities, enriched by an understanding of the past and the cultural lives of the peoples who share these communities. The goal of the program is achieved through several projects.

About the Community History Program

The Tennessee Community History program provides community-based educational programs about the history and cultural life of Tennessee communities in the context of the history and cultural life of our nation and our world. The goal of the program is to build stronger Tennessee communities, enriched by an understanding of the past and the cultural lives of the peoples who share these communities. Read more ...

Development Fund

Designed to assist emerging history and cultural institutions develop long-term growth and sustainability, the Fund provides partner organizations financial support in the various phases of its work bringing the humanities to the public. Read more..

Media Lending Library

Humanities Tennessee has created a lending library of award-winning video documentaries dealing with a broad range of topics on Southern history and culture. Videos are available free of charge to any non-profit, school, or community group in Tennessee. Read more...

Featured Selection from Our Media Lending Library

To Render a Life

(1992, 90 minutes) Simultaneously documenting the lives of a poor, rural family over a three-year period and exploring the ethics and legitimacy of the documentary process, the filmmaker uses the influential book, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, to explore the condition of contemporary poverty and the participation of documentarians in the worlds they depict.

Civil War, Civil Rights, Civil Discourse

Humanities Tennessee presents Civil War, Civil Rights, Civil Discourse, a multi-format project occurring across the state. Drop in for our reading discussion series, Making Sense of the American Civil War, at a library near you. Book a scholar from our Conversations Bureau to lead a discussion in your community. Screen a documentary from our library of award-winning films. Catch a glimpse of our special roster of authors at the 2012 Southern Festival of Books whose works center around the Age of Emancipation. All of these programs are part of our latest initiative.

News / Announcements

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 10:29am
Panelists at green|spaces considered the roles of jobs policy...
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 3:02pm
The Promise Land Community Club educates and inspires by hosting open...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 10:40pm
"The Way We Worked" and "Bittersweet Harvest" travel...

Museum on Main Street

This program brings traveling Smithsonian exhibitions to small or emerging museums throughout the state. Our upcoming exhibit, The Way We Worked, opens in September, 2011. Read more ...

 

Tennessee Association of Museums Scholarships

Since 2003, Humanities Tennessee has offered a scholarship program for the Tennessee Association of Museums' (TAM) annual conference held every March. This initiative stems from our commitment to provide opportunities for professional and organizational development of Tennessee's museums and their humanities programming. Find out more about the TAM Scholarship Program ...