The New South


Between 1870 and the 1920s, Tennessee experienced great changes fueled by the post-Civil War industrial revolution. Exhibits on women’s suffrage, Prohibition, and the Tennessee Centennial Exposition illustrate the state’s involvement in social issues of the times.

Important artifacts on display include:

  • Documents attesting to the rise of a Knox County African-American family, the McKameys, to middle-class status over the years 1860-1930;
  • A history of Fisk University and the Jubilee Singers;
  • Three Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association banners present at the deciding vote for ratification of the women’s suffrage amendment in the Tennessee General Assembly, 1920.
  • Quilt made in 1898-99 by the Chattanooga Chapter of the Women’s Temperance Union;
  • Perhaps the largest collection of Tennessee pottery from the late 19th and early 20th centuries; and
  • Chair made by R.H. Macy and Company of New York, displayed at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition.

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The State Museum is currently CLOSED at this location and scheduled to open at a NEW location in October 2018
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

The Tennessee Military Branch Museum is open for visitors.
Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
301 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243
FREE ADMISSION
 

 

 

 

 
 
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The State Museum is currently CLOSED at this location and scheduled to open at a NEW location in October 2018
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

The Tennessee Military Branch Museum is open for visitors.
Tues.- Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
301 6th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37243
FREE ADMISSION
 

 

 

 

 
 
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