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February 2019

Black History Month: African-American Family History & Genealogy

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us for a FREE day of genealogy and preserving family history at the Nashville Public Library! Interested in discovering your family’s roots?  The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society will be offering guidance on how to get started with your genealogy research and some of the resources available. AAHGS expert Taneya Koonce will present “Getting Started with your African American Genealogy Research” from 1:00-2:00pm, providing useful insights for first-timers and veteran researchers alike. Following the presentation, AAHGS members will offer personal consultation…

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Black History Month: Echoes of My Sister’s Voices

February 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Dr. Naima Bush for an intriguing program that explores the lives of women trapped by the bondage of slavery. Using music, poetry, storytelling and narrative, Dr. Bush weaves a masterful historical offering that brings these women’s voices to life! Life Stories Include: Anna Kingsley, From Slave to Plantation Mistress, Sojourner Truth, Ain’t She a Woman? Mariah of Carnton Plantation, Caring for the Enemy Dead, and The Women of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Plantation. For more on Dr. Bush, please visit…

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Black History Month: Uncovering the Ancestors: Archaeology and Enslaved Communities in the Southeast

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

As a part of our 2019 Black History Month community programming, the Hermitage will host a panel discussion to discuss the role of archaeology in the interpretation of enslaved communities at the Hermitage and in the southeastern region of the United States. Featuring Dr. Canter Brown, Dr. Jane Landers, and Dr. Larry McKee, join us as these historians discuss projects ranging from Tennessee to Florida and their impact on our understanding and connection to these communities. The panel discussion will…

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Black History Month: Memorial Service

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for our annual commemoration of those enslaved here at The Hermitage and throughout the country. Held at The Hermitage Church, the service will feature performances by the Andrew Jackson Elementary Eagle Honor Choir under director Franklin J. Willis, as well as remarks by Robert McDonald, Regent of the Andrew Jackson Foundation. The service will conclude as attendees join us in a procession to the slavery memorial “Follow the Drinking Gourd” located behind the church. 150 flowers will be…

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March 2019

President Jackson’s 252nd Birthday Celebration

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

Join us to celebrate President Jackson’s 252nd Birthday on Friday, March 15 and receive half-price general admission for the day! The celebration will include our annual wreath-laying ceremony with the Tennessee National Guard and US 7th Infantry at 11 am at the President’s Tomb. In addition, guests will get to enjoy the first day of the War of 1812 Military Encampment program! Guests will enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th-century military encampment…

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War of 1812 Military Encampment

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Guests will enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a 19th-century military encampment as General Jackson’s forces are encamped on the grounds of The Hermitage. Featuring 150 costumed interpreters under the direction of the Unites States 7th Infantry Living History Association, guests will have the chance to talk with Tennessee Militia recruits about their experiences, hear from native American allies about their complex relationships with the United States and rival nations, listen to famous historical…

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War of 1812 Campfire Tour

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Experience the War of 1812 by campfire at this exclusive one-night-only event! Featuring a 150-person encampment with the United States 7th Infantry, guests will be guided on a 45-minute lantern walking tour throughout the militia camp and learn about the War of 1812. Get a chance to hear from militia soldiers, Native American allies, famous historical figures, and the General himself as they fight to secure American freedom against the British. Complimentary hot chocolate is included and the Museum Store…

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Homeschool Days

March 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us this year for our Homeschool Days! From learning military drills to celebrating the holidays at The Hermitage, our Homeschool Days are full of interactive activities and learning opportunities for the whole family! Below is the full schedule of events and descriptions of each day. For questions, please contact Amanda Gates at eadams@thehermitage.com or 615-889-2941 ex. 243.   Pricing: Adults $16, Children (18 and under) $9 and Family Pass (1 Adult + 3 Children) $40.    March 22—Ralph E.W.…

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