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June 2018

Juneteenth Commemoration

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! On June 19, 1865, word reached the westernmost frontier of Texas that the war had ended and all slavery in the United States was finally at an end. Over the decades since, it has become a nationally celebrated moment of emancipation and a new chapter in our history.   Researching Your African-American Genealogy Saturday, June 23 only FREE PROGRAM Join us for a FREE afternoon workshop on genealogy and preservation! Interested in discovering your family’s roots?  Wanting…

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July 2018

Revolutionary Roots

July 1 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with Admission! Kick off your Independence Day celebration and explore the revolutionary roots of Tennessee's frontier settlers. Jackson was a child of the American Revolution, and its struggles and ideals shaped the rest of his life. Visitors will get the chance to meet Revolutionary-Era frontiersmen and militia who fought against the British in the southern backcountry. You'll also get the chance to hear from women on the homefront about their experiences and participation in the war. Finish up with…

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Book Signing with Dr. Craig Bruce Smith

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us on July 1st at 3 PM for a book talk with Dr. Craig Bruce Smith followed by a book signing in the Gift Shop. “A Knightly Personage”: The Honor and Ambition of Andrew Jackson On March 16, 1824, former major general Andrew Jackson was invited to the White House to receive the Congressional Gold Medal from President James Monroe in a ceremony filled with “pomp and parade.” The medal was a long overdue reward for his service at…

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Behind The Presidency

July 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with General Admission! Stop by and hear some of Jackson’s family and associates tell stories about the drama and actions behind the Jackson Presidency!  Guests may get to meet daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson, colleague and friend Judge John Overton, niece and acting First Lady Emily Donelson, or others who were first-hand witnesses of Jackson’s election and years in the White House. Program runs every hour behind the Mansion.

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Behind The Presidency

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with General Admission! Stop by and hear some of Jackson’s family and associates tell stories about the drama and actions behind the Jackson Presidency!  Guests may get to meet daughter-in-law Sarah Yorke Jackson, colleague and friend Judge John Overton, niece and acting First Lady Emily Donelson, or others who were first-hand witnesses of Jackson’s election and years in the White House. Program runs every hour behind the Mansion.

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Pinot with the President

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a sunset wagon ride and exclusive after-hours access to the home of our 7th president! Guests can enjoy a quiet evening stroll through the gardens, walk through the first floor of the Mansion, visit the historic structures, and take a horse-drawn wagon tour of the grounds.  Wine and cheese will be served outside on the lawn. Guests can arrive anytime during the event, but the last wagon tour will leave at 8:00 pm. Admission does not include…

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Crops Near the First Hermitage Buildings

Plantation Economy

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Free with General Admission! Plantations such as The Hermitage were not just homes – they were businesses. Operating The Hermitage as a cotton plantation required significant management skills of not only the master, but the mistress, and depended on the slavery system to turn a large profit. Stop by the cotton field and learn about the operations of plantations such as The Hermitage, from the agricultural seasons and mechanics used to the stories and impact of the economic system on…

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Crops Near the First Hermitage Buildings

Plantation Economy

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free with General Admission! Plantations such as The Hermitage were not just homes – they were businesses. Operating The Hermitage as a cotton plantation required significant management skills of not only the master, but the mistress, and depended on the slavery system to turn a large profit. Stop by the cotton field and learn about the operations of plantations such as The Hermitage, from the agricultural seasons and mechanics used to the stories and impact of the economic system on…

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