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119th Spring Outing Recap

Dear Friends, I sit here today, reflecting on another successful Spring Outing. It was an incredible day full of familiar and new faces, the making more...

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Andrew Jackson’s Presidency

Andrew Jackson: The Seventh President of the United States Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States of America on March 4, 1829. more...

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Ladies’ Hermitage Association Trivia

2019 marks the 130th anniversary of the founding of the Ladies’ Hermitage Association (LHA). In January 1889, Amy Rich Jackson, wife of Andrew Jackson III, suggested to several of her husband’s relatives, including William and Bettie Donelson and Mary Currey Dorris, that an organization be formed, modeled after the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association (MVLA), to preserve the home and some of the property as a shrine to Andrew Jackson. These individuals set the standards for the LHA and can be credited for much of its success. Today, The Hermitage is home to 1,120 acres, Tulip Grove and the Hermitage Church and welcomes 230,000 visitors annually. Test your knowledge on the ladies and the impact they have had with this quiz!

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Battle of New Orleans Trivia

The last battle of the War of 1812, the Battle of New Orleans, ended in a stunning victory of the American forces, led by Major General Andrew Jackson. General Jackson’s decisive triumph, leading 5,530 American troops against a seasoned British force of nearly 10,100, secured New Orleans and the Mississippi Valley from British control, allowed for westward settlement and economic development on the lands west of the Allegheny Mountains, revitalized American’s faith in their country’s future and made Jackson a national hero. The victory also raised the status of the fledgling United States in the eyes of European powers who had seen the country as not much more than a temporary experiment in self-government. The British defeat eventually led to Jackson’s becoming the seventh president of the United States. Test your knowledge of the Battle with this quiz!

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Hermitage Holiday Traditions

Christmas and New Year’s: The Celebration of the Holiday Season in the Mid-1800s   If you visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage today, you will see holiday more...

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Ghost Tours

Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours! Follow your guide on an exciting ghost tour as they take you on a more...

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