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The Tennessee State Museum hosts a wide range of FREE, fascinating events and educational programs throughout the year. Advance reservations are not required, unless indicated on the listing. For seated events, seats are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
Native American historian Toye Heap will tell the story of the 1823 Nashville Toll Bridge, the first bridge over the Cumberland River. The bridge was used by the Cherokee on the Trail of Tears in 1838, and torn down in 1851 to allow the newer, taller steamboats of the day to use the river. A remaining structure of the bridge was discovered in 2012 and is now a certified site on the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail.
Bring your lunch to the Museum and join us for this free presentation where you can learn a little history while enjoying your meal.