Programs Fall 2019thsadmin2020-11-13T10:39:45-06:00
THS Fall 2019 Membership Program Series
You are invited to join the Tennessee Historical Society at its fall membership programs.
Tennessee Statesman Harry T. Burn: Woman Suffrage, Free Elections, and a Life of Service
Tyler Boyd, author and great grand-nephew of Harry T. Burn
Presented by Tyler Boyd, author and great grand-nephew of Harry T. Burn | Wednesday, October 9, 2019 | 5:30 pm
Rep. Harry Burn’s vote for Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment created one of the most dramatic moments in the state’s history – and myths as well. Tyler Boyd’s research on Burn and his career after his August 19, 1920, vote reveal a man dedicated for decades to expanding the franchise and the rights of women.
Nashville to Havana: The Croft Sisters, the Grassmere Collection, and the Nashville Zoo
Presented by Tori Mason, Nashville Zoo, and Jennifer Randles, TSLA
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5:30 pm
The Nashville Zoo exists today due to the foresight of sisters Margaret and Elise Croft. Five generations of the same family lived at Grassmere Farm until the Crofts willed the property to be used as a nature preserve. The Nashville Zoo began management of the site in 1997. Mason and Randles traveled to Florida and Cuba to research the Croft sisters’ business.
Tasting Tennessee: A Culinary Tour of the Volunteer State
Rob Dehart, History Curator, Tennessee State Museum | Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | 5:30 pm
What defines Tennessee cuisine? This exploration of places to eat across the state distinguishes the unique local flavors that certain regions are known for. The discussion will be led by Rob DeHart, curator of the temporary exhibition “Let’s Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food.” From barbecued ham in the East, to hot chicken in the Middle, to slugburgers in the West, this program is guaranteed to make you hungry.