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January 2018
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Mansion Preservation

January 11 @ 10:00 am - February 28 @ 4:00 pm

The story of historic preservation is critical to appreciating Andrew Jackson’s national legacy. When Andrew Jackson, Jr. sold the property to the State of Tennessee in 1856 the State considered this their opportunity to protect and promote the memory of Andrew Jackson in perpetuity. The current fire suppression work at the Hermitage is part of a long line of anti-fire measures dating back to Andrew Jackson’s time. The Hermitage mansion is the result of necessary preservation of the house after…

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February 2018

Black History Month Memorial Service

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our annual commemoration of those enslaved here at The Hermitage and throughout the country. The service will feature guest speaker Nicole A. Moore of the Center for Civil & Human Rights in Atlanta.  Guests will conclude the service by participating in a procession to the slavery memorial “Follow the Drinking Gourd” located behind Hermitage Church. 150 flowers will be laid, marked with the names of all those known to have been enslaved at The Hermitage. Complimentary Hot…

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March 2018

Exploring Your Scots-Irish Genealogy

March 12 @ 5:00 pm - March 13 @ 5:00 pm

Join The Hermitage as we host the Ulster Historical Foundation of Belfast, Northern Ireland and explore the Irish and Scots-Irish roots of Middle Tennessee. Whether you are a beginner interested in starting your own family research, or a skilled genealogist, everyone will enjoy this evening workshop with Ulster’s expert researchers as they dive into the many resources available for discovering your roots. The challenges of tracing emigrant Scots-Irish ancestors in the years 1750 to 1850 (approximately the period of President…

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President Jackson’s 251st Birthday Celebration

March 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Join us to celebrate President Jackson’s 251st Birthday and receive half-price general admission for the day! The celebration will include our annual wreath-laying ceremony with the Tennessee National Guard at 11:00am at the President’s Tomb. In addition guests will get to play 19th-century Cricket games on the lawn, interact with General Jackson and his fellow War of 1812 soldiers, enjoy period music on the back porch, and get a birthday treat! Visit with our nation’s founding women Martha Washington, Abigail…

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Hosting the People’s House: An Evening with the First Ladies

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us as we wrap up President Jackson’s Birthday with a visit from the Founding Ladies of our nation! Rachel Jackson and her niece Sarah Jackson will welcome First Ladies Marsha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison to Nashville, as they share challenges and highlights from their time in the White House. Guests are invited to stay after the program to mingle and chat with the ladies, and continue enjoying wine and hors d’oeurves.   Reception Wine and hors d’oeurves 6:30-7:00p…

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Hermitage Homeschool Days

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Creating A Home: Decorative Arts From farmhouse to mansion, the Jackson’s relied on decorative arts and architectural details to embellish their home on the frontier. French wallpaper and faux finishes on wood trim were just a few of the many artistic touches found in both of their residences. Discover the designer in you by creating your own decorative art similar to those found at the Hermitage and used in early American life. Activities will take place in the Education Building.

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Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join The Hermitage for our annual Easter Egg Hunts on the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. Over 4,000 stuffed eggs will be hidden at each program, including special prize eggs! At both the 10:00 and 1:00 start times, kids will be divided into two hunts for ages 1-6 and 7-12. In addition to the hunts, families can have a special photo with the Easter Bunny, decorate cookies, make springtime crafts, play historic lawn games, and enjoy storytime with Usborne…

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Sensory-Friendly Easter Egg Hunt

March 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join The Hermitage Saturday, March 31 at 3:30pm for a very special egg hunt on the beautiful lawn of Tulip Grove Mansion. This will be our last Hunt of the day and is open to all individuals on the autism spectrum or anyone with ANY special need (developmental or physical) and their families. We will offer the same range of activities as our hunts at 10:00 and 1:00, geared toward kids with all ranges of needs. In addition to the…

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April 2018

Autism Awareness Night

April 7 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, The Hermitage will host its first annual Autism Awareness Night with exclusive after-hours admission to all families with members on the Autism Spectrum or anyone with ANY special need (developmental or physical).  Held in partnership with the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD), guests will enjoy sensory-friendly tours of the Mansion and full access to the museum, historic buildings and over 1,100 acres of grounds and trails.…

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Dog’s Day

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

Join us for a day of dog appreciation and outdoor fun at The Hermitage! The community is invited to bring their favorite canines and enjoy a Dog’s Day at The Hermitage, as we open our historic grounds and nature trails to dogs and their families for the first time. Enjoy the preserved woods and historic landscapes with your family, and then stop by the festival area for animal-friendly vendors, food trucks, music, a Kid’s Korner, Bark Park play area, and…

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