Blackberry winter waits just around the corner, at the end of April. How do we know? Swelling flower buds on the wild canes in [...]
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Beale Street in Memphis thrived in the shadow of Jim Crow from the 1890s to 1960s, one of many such districts in cities across [...]
On January 29, 1918, E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Company and the U.S. government embarked on building a massive factory and town along Hadley’s [...]
“My memories of the week before Christmas are dashing into the house, after hiking from school, to smell the sweet fragrance of Christmas cooking…,” [...]
This guitar belonged to Eliza Allen (1809-1861) of Sumner County, the forlorn bride of Sam Houston. A prized item in the Tennessee Historical Society’s [...]
On April 11, 1829, Sam Houston and his bride of eleven weeks, Eliza Allen, abruptly ended their marriage. Neither would speak publicly of the [...]
“Today is not Friday the thirteenth,” read the August 8, 1941 issue of Clarksville’s Leaf-Chronicle, “but Friday the ‘eighth of August’ which is almost [...]
Hernando de Soto and his private army emerged from the dense forest of the Blue Ridge at the end of May in 1540, and [...]
The Tennessee Historical Society’s collections originated in 1818 when artist Ralph E.W. Earl founded the Nashville Museum. The museum exhibited oddities like the 14’ [...]
In January 1815, shortly after leading the defeat of Lieutenant General Sir Edward Pakenham and British forces at New Orleans in the War of [...]