Traveling Exhibitions

The Tennessee State Museum periodically organizes exhibitions which travel to venues across the state. Current traveling exhibitions include:

Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation focuses on the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on a 13,000 acre tobacco plantation that existed in Robertson County. Through personal accounts, artifacts, and films the exhibit examines the institution of slavery and it's impact on the state and the nation. The exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. Click here for prospectus.

Click here for schedule. Contact Curator Robert.DeHart@tn.gov for more information.
   

New Traveling Exhibition Coming January of 2018

I Have a Voice: Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage gives a snapshot of African American Tennesseans’ important contribution to American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music. In turn, their music has influenced and enriched music around the world. From the early blues legends of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith to the soul hits of STAX Records in Memphis, visitors can learn about and view YouTube videos of various performers featured in the exhibit on their smart phones or tablets through the use of QR-coded links.

Click here to see the online exhibit

Click here for the prospectus

Click here for the current schedule

Contact Curator Mike Bell for more information at 615- 253-0147 or mike.bell@tn.gov

 

 

 

 






 

 

Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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