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History Uncorked: Women of The Cumberland Frontier

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Thursday, November 16

6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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The Hermitage
4580 Rachel's Lane
Nashville, TN 37076



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Euro-American settlement of the Cumberland frontier began in the 1780s with Kasper Mansker, Isaac Bledsoe, John Donelson and other well-known pioneers blazing trails westward from Virginia and North Carolina and establishing fortified settlements in what later became Middle Tennessee. While the adventures and exploits of these men have become things of legend, the very presence of the parties’ female members is often forgotten.

In this History Uncorked talk and in the words of Abigail Adams, former First Lady of the United States, Dr. Brenda Jackson-Abernathy will “remember the ladies” and reimagine the Cumberland Frontier, complete with its women.

History Uncorked: Women of The Cumberland Frontier will take place in the Cabin-by-the-Spring.

The program begins promptly at 6:30 p.m., with doors opening 30 minutes prior. Tickets are $8 for Hermitage members and $10 for non-members.


Dr. Brenda Jackson-Abernathy

Dr. Brenda Jackson-Abernathy is Professor of History and History Department Chair at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees at San Jose State University and her Ph.D. at Washington State University, in Pullman, Washington. The author of Domesticating the West. The Re-creation of the Nineteenth-Century Middle Class (Nebraska, 2005) and “Adelicia Acklen: Beyond the ‘Belmont’ Legend and Lore,” Tennessee Historical Quarterly (Spring 2017), among others, Dr. Jackson-Abernathy’s research focuses on nineteenth-century American women, particularly in the eras of the U.S. Civil War and expansion into the American West.

History Uncorked

Raise a glass to the past! The History Uncorked series offers an evening of wine, wisdom and words. Each program focuses on a particular topic, followed by a lively discussion in a casual setting.

A portion of all sales will support the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s mission to preserve the home place of Andrew Jackson, create learning opportunities and inspire informed citizenship.