More than a century after her death, some of Adelicia Acklen’s most personal possessions are returning to Nashville’s Belmont Mansion: family portraits that hung in the most private rooms of the house, the jewelry box she would have used each day, even toothbrush cases made of fine china.
Wayne Brezinka’s multi-media portrait is partly constructed of historical artifacts from the 1860s.
As President Obama will be in Nashville today, we remember another presidential visit from 40 years ago: a celebration with a side of Watergate.
This year marks a half-century since Father Ryan’s basketball team first took the court with an integrated team. Willie Brown was a junior at the time.
Most Civil War monuments were built long after the fighting ended. But roughly 150 years ago, a group of soldiers from Ohio and Indiana honored their fallen comrades with a substantial stone structure that still stands on the outskirts of Murfreesboro.
It’s been four decades since one of Nashville’s war heroes made it home from Vietnam. The late Rear Admiral William Lawrence spent more than 2-thousand days as a prisoner of war in the notorious “Hanoi Hilton.” He came back with a gift for his home state.
The Music City Center is Nashville’s largest public building project, costing at least $585 million. Here’s a look back at previous major projects and their cost to taxpayers.
The Metro Arts Commission is hoping for a strong turnout this week at a workshop about Nashville’s Civil Rights history. The next piece of public art is meant to honor the lunch counter sit ins of the 60s, and officials say public input is a key piece of getting it right.
A hero of the Civil Rights movement is donating a massive trove of personal letters and memorabilia to Vanderbilt University. Reverend James Lawson was once kicked out of Vanderbilt for his role in Nashville’s historic lunch-counter sit-ins. Lawson says he’s wanted the school to have the collection for decades.
The document that freed thousands of Southern slaves 150 years ago is at the Tennessee State Museum this week. The original Emancipation Proclamation is the centerpiece of an exhibit on Civil War history that opened Tuesday.
If one Tennessee legislator gets his way, federal agents could be arrested for enforcing any potential assault weapons ban. But the concept of a state trying to cancel out federal measures was already tried 180 years ago. And the president who squashed that effort was one of Nashville’s most famous residents.
Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order is commonly thought of as being responsible for freeing America’s slaves, but the truth is more complex, especially in Tennessee.
When President Abraham Lincoln needed to bolster public opinion at the end of 1862, his best hope was a Civil War victory in the heart of Tennessee.
A life size bronze statue of publisher R.H. Boyd has been stolen and detectives with Metro Police are offering a cash reward for information.
Tennessee’s original, handwritten Constitutions will be exhibited later this week to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the state’s Supreme Court Building.
Demonbreun Street is named for Jacques-Timothée Boucher, Sieur de Montbrun–better known as Timothy Demonbreun. His Nashville story doesn’t begin on a battlefield or a plantation. It starts in a cave, hidden below an industrial park off Lebanon Pike.
Humanities Tennessee is gearing up for a series of statewide events about Civil Rights and the Civil War. It kicks off at this weekend’s Southern Festival of Books with a set of discussions, talks and readings marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
The original Emancipation Proclamation is coming to the Tennessee State Museum for just seven days early next year. The only way for any school to schedule a field trip is to enter a lottery.
Listen Now: Nashville’s Fort Negley was built for war, and construction began 150 years ago this month. Union officers considered the stone fortress a show of strength and military might. Instead, the fort’s enduring story belongs to the black laborers, both slave and free, who were forced to build it.
History buffs can now tour Franklin’s civil war battle sites using their cell phones. It’s long taken a little extra effort to picture the historic events, since what was once a battlefield is now largely covered by development. To help make things more clear, the city’s parks department has erected signs at eleven key locations.