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September 25, 2017

Join the East TN Historical Society for a TN History Highlights teacher workshop at the Abarham Lincoln Library & Museum.

The East Tennessee Historical Society is partnering with Humanities Tennessee to offer the Tennessee History Highlights teacher workshops across the state. These hands-on workshops will feature customized activities covering content from the 4th, 5th, and 8th grade American History curriculum standards. Each host museum will provide a special focus and flavor to the local workshop.

Saturday, September 30, 9:00am-3:00pm, Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum, Lincoln Memorial Museum, Harrogat

August 4, 2017

The Smithsonian traveling exhibit, Water|Ways, opens for six-week run at Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park. 

Water|Ways, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit focused on humans' relationship to water, will be open at Hiwassee/Ocoee State Park from August 12 to September 24, 2017. The exhibit will be accompanied by a series of local, public events. 

Click here for more information about the exhibit. 

September 20, 2016

Join us for a day of intensive, practical activities focusing on doing women's history.

The boot camp provides a team of leading women's history scholars to lead participants in hands-on activities and strategies for building the visibility and understanding of women in Tennessee history.

Hunter Museum of Art, 10 Bluff View Avenue, Chattanooga

9:00am-6:00pm, Thursday, Oct. 27

July 7, 2016

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society at the Museum Center of Five Points in Cleveland for a history teacher training workshop. Sponsored in part by Humanities Tennessee.

Delivered! TN History Highlights for Teachers Workshop offeres content and strategies for 4th, 5th, 8th, and high school American history curriculum standards that relate to Tennessee's story. A special focus will be given to Tennessee's frontier, Civil War, industrialization and labor, and women's suffrage stories. Host community stories will also be featured.

Thursday, July 14, 9-4pm, Museum Center at Five Points, Cleveland

Click here to learn more and to register for the event.

July 7, 2016

Join the East Tennessee Historical Society at the Granville Museum for a history teacher training workshop.  Supported, in part, by Humanities Tennessee.

Delivered! TN History Highlights for Teachers Workshop offeres content and strategies for 4th, 5th, 8th, and high school American history curriculum standards that relate to Tennessee's story. A special focus will be given to Tennessee's frontier, Civil War, industrialization and labor, and women's suffrage stories. Host community stories will also be featured.

Monday, July 18, 9-4pm, Granville Museum

Click here to learn more and to register for the event.

July 7, 2016

Join Chick History, Inc. and Humanities Tennessee for a reception to learn about the March to the 19th project, a five year initiative to collect, preserve, and learn how to present women's history.

Join Chick History, Inc. and Humanities Tennessee for a reception to learn about the March to the 19th project, a five-year, statewide initiative to collect, preserve, and learn how to present women's history--and sign up for the Knoxville Women's history Boot Camp!

Reception: Sunday, July 10, 2-4pm, East Tennessee History Center, Knoxville

Bootcamp: Thursday, August 25, 9-6, Ijams Nature Center, Knoxville

Click here to learn more about the project and how to participate.

 

 

June 3, 2016

Bootcamps, a one-day immersion experience designed for museums and sites ready to do better women's history, are the first phase of March to the 19th project.

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!

February 23, 2016

A one-day emersion experience designed for museums and sites ready to do better women's history. Part of the March to the 19th initiative.

 
 
What: A one-day emersion experience designed for museums and sites ready to do better women's history.
Who: Museum and history professionals.
 
December 3, 2015

Join the Multicultural Museum of Hardeman County for a public discussion facilitated by Dr. Charles McKinney on December 13 at 3pm.

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

August 28, 2015

The bilingual traveling exhibit will be on display at John Early Museum Magnet Middle School until Oct. 26. 

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

August 28, 2015

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

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.

August 28, 2015

In conjunction with the "Bittersweet Harvest" exhibit, John Early Museum Magnet Middle School will host a public conversation, guided exhibit tours.

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.

July 8, 2015

Arts in McNairy will host the bilingual exhibit Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, August 2nd-30th.

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. 

July 8, 2015

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for this important workshop, featuring renowned historian Max A. van Balgooy as lead facilitator.

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.

June 22, 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. 

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. 

April 29, 2015

Young historians from across the state gathered in Nashville on April 11th to compete in the 2015 Tennessee History Day Competition. 

Young historians from across the state gathered in Nashville on April 11th to compete in the 2015 Tennessee History Day Competition. Humanities Tennessee, a presenting sponsor of the state competition, provided special awards for junior and senior level Best Projects in Tennessee History.

March 25, 2015

The Rose Center for the Arts opens the bilingual exhibit about Mexican migration in the mid-20th century and hosts a public discussion about guest worker programs.

 

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.

March 25, 2015
Image previewThe Rose Center for the Arts hosts a public discussion for Spanish speakers in conjunction with the Bittersweet Harvest exhibition.

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

March 24, 2015

Students from across the state will converge in downtown Nashville to compete for top awards for their projects exploring the theme, Leadership & Legacy in History.

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.

March 23, 2015
Image previewJoin Freedom Rider Rip Patton and Emmy-winning filmmaker Laurens Grant at Nashville's Downtown Presbyterian Church for a conversation about the Freedom Rides.

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

January 9, 2015

Our ongoing traveling exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, opens at the Kingston Public Library, February 23-March 31.

Our ongoing traveling exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964, opens at the Kingston Public Library, February 23-March 31.  The bilingual exhibit explores the formal roots of Mexican migrant labor to the US, brought as a war measure.
 
September 4, 2014

Humanities Tennessee and the Tennessee Historical Society are proud to announce the Young Historians Series at theClarksville-Montgomery County Public Library on Tues., Sep. 16, 2014. The series features nationally recognized student projects addressing an array of state and local history topics.

 

August 28, 2014

The bilingual, traveling exhibit will be opening at the Beech River Cultural Center and Museum in Lexington on October 1st.

"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.

June 20, 2014

The Tennessee State Museum commemorates the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 with a new traveling exhibition, on view at the Paris-Henry County Heritage Center July 31 - 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.