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October 23, 2017

Historian and archivist Myers Brown discusses the activities and impact of the Federal and Confederate navies in the Civil War.

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.

October 23, 2017

Learn about ongoing efforts to keep the Mississippi and its tributaries healthy by educating and involving communities.

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.

October 23, 2017

Join Kim Trevathan for a discussion of his 1998 trip paddling the length of the Tennessee River with his dog Jasper.

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.

October 23, 2017

Charlie Rhodarmer, Director of hte Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, will discuss the role of waterways in the Cherokee removal from Tennessee to Oklahoma in the 1838-39.

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.

October 23, 2017

Join Mr. John Crivello of the River Discovery Center in Paducah as he discusses his 30-year river career with towing and barge companies and his current work in Kentucky.

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.

October 19, 2017

Join in a film screening & discussion with music historians at Stax, a Jimmie Lunceford Festival event.

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.

October 19, 2017

Join a public discussion of the local legacy of Jimmie Lunceford as a jazz educator and renowned orchestra leader.

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.

October 19, 2017

Join Memphis musicians and historians gathering to discussion the impact of Jimmie Lunceford on a generation of Memphis music at the Central Library.

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.

March 9, 2017

A multimedia performance tour by the Shelby Bottom Duo explores the legacy of renowned labor activist Joe Hill.

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

March 2, 2017

Speakers and events mark the opening of "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation" exhihition, hosted by the Granville Museum.

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.

February 21, 2017

A multimedia performance tour by the Shelby Bottom Duo explores the legacy of renowned labor activist Joe Hill.

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.

February 2, 2017

Dr. Doug Boyd presents a workshop for Etowah Historical Commission volunteers on the best practices for conducting and preserving oral histories.

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

January 19, 2017

Neighborhood Story Project's Stratford group screens the documentary A Stratford Story, created from their three-month project exploring the relationships among the school, neighbors and the community.

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.

January 5, 2017

A multimedia performance tour by the Shelby Bottom Duo explores the legacy of renowned labor activist Joe Hill.

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.

November 10, 2016

Members of the Edgehill Story Project unveil three months of research into the changes characterizing their neighborhood at a fun, informative public reception.

For three months, members of the Edgehill Story Project have gathered stories and information to understand the changes in their neighborhood.

Join them Saturday, Novemeber 19th, 1-3pm, at the Edgehill United Methodist Church, 1502 Edgehill Ave, Nashville, 37212, to learn what they have discovered, and how to get involved.  The public event includes music, refreshments and more.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for the Edgehill Story Project as part of our Neighborhood Story Project series.

November 10, 2016

Join the Stratford Story Project team as they reveal what they've learned about the changes in their neighborhood.

For three months, the Statford Story Project team of neighbors and students researched the changing nature of their neighborhood.

Join them Monday, November 14th, 5-7pm, at Stratford High School, 1800 Stratford Avenue, for a lively and informative public reception as they unveil what they have learned.

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to provide support for the Stratford Story Project as part of our Neighborhood Story Project series.

August 9, 2016

Join Amqui Station for a day of exhibits, music, speakers, and activities featuring the history, art and music of the WWII era.

Saturday, Agust 13, 10am-10pm

Amqui Station, 303 Madison Street, Madison, TN

The WWII Remembrance Day & Encampment features presentations about the impact of the war on artists and musicians, as well as hands-on activities that explore the history of the homefront.  The festival also includes living history, exhibits and an evening big band performance.

Visit www.amquistation.org for a complete schedule.

July 20, 2016

The Promise Land Community Club in Charlotte will host the traveling exhibit "Emancipation and Its Legacies" from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History.

The Promise Land Community Club in Charlotte will host the traveling exhibit "Emancipation and Its Legacies" from the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History from September 12-October 10, 2016. Please email melissa@humanitiestennessee.org for more information. 

February 22, 2016

Registration opens March 1, 2016, for the Nashville women's history Bootcamp at Oz Arts, April 28, 2016.  Part of the March to the 19th initiative commemorating the amendment granting women the right to vote.

March to the 19th Bootcamps--a statewide series of professional development and women's history workshops--kick off in Nashville April 28, with registration opening March 1.  Three additional Bootcamps will be scheduled throughout the year in other cities.

December 8, 2015

The Tom & OE Stigall Museum in Humboldt hosts author John F. Baker, Jr., for a lecture in conjunction with "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation," currently on view at the museum.

Join the Tom & O.E. Stigall Museum in welcoming John F. Baker, Jr., for a lecture at the Boys & Girls Club followed by a reception at the museum for the "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation" exhibit, on tour from the TN State Museum.

Baker authored a book on the subject of his ancestors, who were slaves at Wessyngton in Robertson County, TN.

Saturday, December 12th, Book Signing 2pm, Lecture/Discussion 3-4:30pm, Exhibit Tours & Reception 5pm

July 1, 2015

The Promise Land Community Club educates and inspires by hosting open conversations about race relations in America. 

In the wake of recent events, many are rightly calling for an open conversation about race relations in American history.

May 6, 2015

In conjunction with hosting the "Bittersweet Harvest" exhibit, the Rose Center is staging performances of "Esperanza Rising," based on the popular young adult novel by Pam Munoz Ryan, May 29-31.

Esperanza Rising tells the story of a teenaged Mexican migrant working in the US with her family during the Great Depression. The performance cast features local, bilingual youth, and will run for four performances in Morristown, each includes a faciltated discussion about the work.

Friday, May 29, 7pm

Saturday, May 30, 2pm & 7pm

Sunday, May 31, 7pm

The Rose Center continues to host the exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964 through May 31st, and an art exhibit, Latin Fusion.

May 6, 2015

Join our partner, Hola Hora Latina, for a film program at the Preservation Pub's Scruffy City Music Hall, Market Square, Knoxville, May 18, 6:30pm.

January 12, 2015

Humanities Tennessee is pleased to welcome the Charlotte, TN-based organization as a partner.