Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is partnering with the Pink Palace Museum to host a lecture and popup exhibit titled “The Trail of Tears: Andrew Jackson and the Cherokee Nation.” Taking place Thursday, May 17, at the Pink Palace Museum, this lecture is the last in a series presented by The Hermitage to honor Jackson’s 250th birthday.
The guest lecturer for the presentation will be Amanda Lee Savage, a University of Memphis instructor with a master’s degree in history from the College of William and Mary. Her lecture will focus on Jackson’s complicated relationship with Native Americans and his role in the Trail of Tears by re-examining notions of “civility” and “savagery” in the early Republic.
Accompanying the lecture will be a 10-panel exhibition of Jackson’s life and legacy. The exhibit was curated by the Tennessee State Library and Archives. Highlighted in the exhibit are Jackson’s dueling history, his early years in Tennessee, his relationship with the Native Americans and the Age of Jackson.
Guests attending the lecture will be served light refreshments beforehand as they peruse the exhibit. The lecture will last from 6 to 7 p.m. with a Q and A portion to follow.