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October 2018
FREE

6th Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fall Fest at the Hermitage is a spectacular weekend of art, music, and history at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President.  Proceeds from the festival benefit the Hermitage. Dates and Times 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday, October 6th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sunday, October 7th For more information, please visit the official Fall Fest website. Fall Fest does not include admission into the mansion. TICKETS TO FALL FEST ARE FREE!    

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$30

A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

October 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of macabre and mystery with one of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers: Edgar Allan Poe! Sit in the ornate 19th-century parlor of Tulip Grove Mansion and hear Mr. Poe regale his audience with dramatic readings both humorous and terrifying.  Following the program, Mr. Poe will be available to mingle with guests and discuss his life and writings while guests enjoy wine in the front hall.  Featuring renowned New England literary historian Mr. Rob Velella, this is a…

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$30

A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

October 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening of macabre and mystery with one of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers: Edgar Allan Poe! Sit in the ornate 19th-century parlor of Tulip Grove Mansion and hear Mr. Poe regale his audience with dramatic readings both humorous and terrifying.  Following the program, Mr. Poe will be available to mingle with guests and discuss his life and writings while guests enjoy wine in the front hall.  Featuring renowned New England literary historian Mr. Rob Velella, this is a…

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$30

A Dark & Stormy Night with Edgar Allan Poe

October 20, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Join us for an evening of macabre and mystery with one of the Jacksonian Era’s premiere writers: Edgar Allan Poe! Sit in the ornate 19th-century parlor of Tulip Grove Mansion and hear Mr. Poe regale his audience with dramatic readings both humorous and terrifying.  Following the program, Mr. Poe will be available to mingle with guests and discuss his life and writings while guests enjoy wine in the front hall.  Featuring renowned New England literary historian Mr. Rob Velella, this is a…

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The Hermitage Gala

October 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

A Letter from Our Gala Co-Chairs: It is our honor to serve as the 2018 Hermitage Gala Co-Chairs, and to partner with such a worthy organization.  Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is a national historic treasure and a point of local and state pride. Proceeds from this year’s event will help strengthen the Andrew Jackson Foundation’s education and public programming as well as assist the organization with its ongoing preservation and restoration projects. The Hermitage opened its doors as a presidential site…

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December 2018
$40

Holidays at The Hermitage

December 1, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening of old holiday traditions and spooky tales, musicians and s’mores by the bonfire, and seasonal gift shopping! Doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 9 p.m., and guests are welcome to enjoy some holiday shopping and an evening mansion tour before or after your designated Ghost Story performance. Mansion tours take approximately 40 minutes, so please give yourself plenty of time to enjoy it. For questions, please contact our Director of Programs by emailing…

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January 2019
$15

Presidential Trivia Night

January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

No need to be quiet in the museum – join us for a rowdy match of Trivia! Bring your team on Thursday, January 17th to enjoy some drinks, food, and competition inside our award-winning “Born for a Storm” exhibit hall. Featuring Nerdy Talk Trivia Company, questions will touch on all subjects with special emphasis on Presidential and US History! Exclusive Hermitage Prizes given to all First, Second, and Third Place Winners. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Teams capped at 10 people.…

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February 2019
Free

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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Free

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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