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All recurring events are free of charge and first-come, first-served. In the event of a special program that conflicts with the recurring event, the special program's schedule will take precedent. Schedule may change due to holidays.
Museum Highlight Tours: Thursday – Saturday at 2:00 p.m.
Frontier Printshop Demo: Every Friday at 1:00 p.m.
Storytime in the Children’s Gallery: Every Tuesday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. On every third Saturday of the month, Storytime will feature an American Sign Language (ASL) Interpreter from our community partner, BRIDGES For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
Black History Tours: Every Saturday in February at 1:00 p.m.
The Legacy of Black Entrepreneurship in Tennessee Series:
Throughout the month of February, the Tennessee State Museum honors the stories of some of Tennessee's most noteworthy historic Black businesses. Each Thursday as part of our Lunch & Learn program, a guest speaker will join the Museum’s curator of social history, Tranae Chatman, for a conversation on how they continue the legacy of their family businesses. Visitors will learn the history of these businesses from a new generation of leaders as they share their own experience and insight into their family history.
February 2: Prince’s Hot Chicken with André Prince Jeffries
André Prince Jeffries is a Nashville icon. Owner of Prince’s Hot Chicken, Prince Jeffries helped put Nashville Hot Chicken on the map. The great niece to the original founder, Thornton Prince, Prince Jeffries gained ownership of the restaurant in 1980. Prince’s attracted a steady clientele, but the world famous chicken remained insider knowledge, even within Nashville. The first Hot Chicken Festival in 2006 helped make the chicken, and Prince Jeffries, a massive hit.
Prince’s was named one of America’s Classics by the James Beard Foundation in 2013. Prince Jeffries has been awarded by the National Fried Chicken Festival, the Nashville Scene, and was inducted into the Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center last year.
This Lunch and Learn event is in-person in the Museum’s Digital Learning Center at 12:00 p.m. CDT. No RSVPs are required to attend this free event. It will also be livestreamed on the Museum’s website at TNMuseum.org/Videos.
Boxed lunches made by Apple Spice Nashville are available for purchase to enjoy during the event. The lunches will include a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Lunch orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, January 31st.