“BATTLE OF FRANKLIN TRUST CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM”

In honor of Black History Month, the Battle of Franklin Trust is hosting Dr. Naima Johnston-Bush, a renowned interpreter and storyteller.  Dr. Johnston-Bush will perform Negro Spirituals and discuss their history and significance as historical American art.  The event will be held at Carnton Plantation’s Fleming Center on Saturday, February 26th at 1 p.m.  The [...]

Maury County Graveyard On Donation Deathbed

A century old graveyard could be at the end of its lifeline. Donations and funds to the Rose Hill Cemetery in Maury County are at an all time low and now caretakers are asking for the community’s help to keep this piece of local history alive.
It’s a place where civil war soldiers, generals, dignitaries and residents [...]

East TN community restores cabin of last Civil War widow

Tucked away off a rural road in Grainger County, there’s a tiny, tin roof cabin that is easy to miss.
“The cabin is a little more than 200 years old,”says Del Morgan who lives in Blaine.
Aside from the red, white and blue paint, you’d never know it was home to one of the last Civil War [...]

Civil War still has scholars talking

A century and a half after the Civil War, scholars still are examining the effects and reasons behind the war — including some that linger today — that fractured the United States.
That discussion will continue publicly today, as the Battle of Franklin Trust launches a lecture series at Carnton Plantation in Franklin.
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Lectures on abolitionism, Lincoln mark Civil War anniversary

The first of two series of lectures commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War begin on Thursday in Franklin and in Nashville.
Beginning at 4:10 p.m. Thursday in Room 101 of Buttrick Hall on the Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, South Carolina State University history professor Stanley Harrold will present Abolitionism and the Coming of the [...]

Fire damages historic Nashville home used as Civil War hospital

A Franklin Pike historic home that served as a hospital during the Civil War sustained fire damage Sunday morning.
The fire at Glen Leven, which was built in 1857, was contained to a hallway in the back of the building.
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Smart-phone app lets visitors see Civil War sites in a different light

It’s a technological mix of historic and modern-day Franklin all through your phone.
Franklin designer Sam Billingsley has created the first free, downloadable app — short for “application” — designed to give smart-phone users more information about the Battle of Franklin while they visit the city.
The app, which uses “augmented reality” technology, works with the iPhone [...]

Tenn. archivists seeking Civil War memorabilia to document

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum will be at Greeneville High School, 210 Tusculum Blvd., on Feb. 18 to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents for a new exhibit.
Archivists will be at the school, from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. that day. They invite [...]

Historic Important Matilda Lotz Painting Unveiled at the Lotz House

The Historic Lotz House Civil War Museum is pleased to announce the unveiling of the earliest known original oil paintings created by a young Matilda Lotz circa 1869 at the age of eleven.  The painting titled, The Wolf, reflects Matilda’s love and tenderness for all living things.  Nora King, the great-great granddaughter of Johann Albert [...]

Three Williamson County sites offer combined ticket

Three historic sites. One ticket.
It’s a new, simplified way that Franklin tourism and historic sites are trying to gear up for the influx of tourists they expect to come to Franklin starting next year, when the sesquicentennial of the Civil War kicks off.
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