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February 2016
Black history month event at the Hermitage

Black History Month

February 1 - February 29

Feb. 6 – Preserving Your Family History Feb. 13 – Memorial Service Feb. 20 –Puppet Truck Program & Scout History Day Feb. 27 – Sister’s Voices: The Music and Words of Enslaved Women Ongoing – Hermitage Slavery Toolkits (available online and on-site) Ongoing – “Slavery at the Hermitage” free library programs   Preserving Your Family History Saturday, February 6 Hermitage Public Library 1:00-4:00 Interested in discovering your family’s roots?  Wanting to preserve your family’s mementos and photographs? Join us for…

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Slavery at The Hermitage Library Outreach

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FREE EVENT – OFF SITE “Slavery at The Hermitage” Outreach Programs Download the Black History Month Toolkit February 11, 6:00-7:00 Hermitage Branch Library General public At the peak of The Hermitage’s success as a farm, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How did one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What was life like for a slave at The Hermitage? We will discuss these questions and make a beaded bracelet in memory…

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Black history month event at the Hermitage
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Annual Memorial Service

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

FREE EVENT – DOES NOT INCLUDE GENERAL ADMISSION Annual Memorial Service Download the Black History Month Toolkit Saturday, February 13 Hermitage Church (on the grounds of The Hermitage) 1:00 PM Featuring gospel group Broken Join us for our annual commemoration of those enslaved here at The Hermitage and throughout the country. The service will feature prominent gospel group Broken. The performance will conclude with an invocation and procession to the slavery memorial “Follow the Drinking Gourd” behind Hermitage Church. 150…

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Slavery at The Hermitage Library Outreach

February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

FREE EVENT – OFF SITE “Slavery at The Hermitage” Outreach Programs Download the Black History Month Toolkit February 16, 3:30-4:30 East Nashville Branch Library For 4th-12th grades At the peak of The Hermitage’s success as a farm, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How did one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What was life like for a slave at The Hermitage? We will discuss these questions and make a beaded bracelet…

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Black history month event at the Hermitage
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Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

FREE EVENT Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck Download the Black History Month Toolkit Saturday, February 20 Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage 10:00 Puppet Truck – Open to Public 11:00 Scout History Day – Including Puppet Truck and Activity Session Come enjoy a spectacular performance of “Anansi the Spider” by Nashville Public Library’s famous Puppet Truck! This colorful marionette and hand and rod puppet play is based on the African tales of a tricky spider who uses cleverness to achieve his wishes.  The…

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Slavery at The Hermitage Library Outreach

February 25 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

FREE EVENT – OFF SITE “Slavery at The Hermitage” Outreach Programs Download the Black History Month Toolkit February 25, 4:30pm-5:30pm Thompson Lane Branch Library For 4th-12th grades At the peak of The Hermitage’s success as a farm, Andrew Jackson owned about 150 slaves. How did one become a slave? How could widespread slavery happen in a country built on freedom? What was life like for a slave at The Hermitage? We will discuss these questions and make a beaded bracelet…

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Black history month event at the Hermitage
Free

Sister’s Voices: The Music and Words of Enslaved Women

February 27 @ 11:00 am - 2:15 pm

FREE EVENT – DOES NOT INCLUDE GENERAL ADMISSION Sister’s Voices: The Music and Words of Enslaved Women Download the Black History Month Toolkit Saturday, February 27 Performances at 11:00 and 1:30 Dr. Naima J. Bush, who performed her musical lecture “History of the Negro Spiritual” in 2015, is back this year with a new program. “Sister’s Voices” explores the lives of women trapped by the bondage of slavery, using music, poetry, storytelling and narrative.  The stories include accounts from women of…

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May 2016

116th Spring Outing

May 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

116th Spring Outing at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Hosted by The Andrew Jackson Foundation Board of Trustees Wednesday, May 18, 2016 11:30 am Keynote Speaker The Honorable Megan Barry Mayor of Nashville Megan Barry is the seventh mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Her election in the Sept. 10, 2015, runoff, after receiving the most votes in the Aug. 6 general election, represents a historic milestone as she is the first female mayor of Nashville. Barry’s election…

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