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Each week on the Junior Curators blog, we travel back in time to a different place in Tennessee history. Stories may be about a famous person, place or event from Tennessee’s past. They will include things like priceless artifacts, pictures, videos, and even some games. Be sure to better understand the story by answering the questions at the end of each post.
After learning the story, be sure to share what you've learned with your parents, family, or friends. Try making your own exhibit about it, shooting a movie, or writing a story about it. Let your creativity run wild!
by Lauren Grizzard
Did you know that Tennessee has 95 counties? Now, did you know that all 95 counties had a part in the women’s suffrage story?
Using the State Museum’s Ratified! Statewide! link below, see if you can click your way through the state to see how each county shaped the 19th amendment (women’s vote) journey: https://tnmuseum.org/Ratified-Statewide
If you are up for an extra challenge, see if you can find the answers to the questions below:
Find the county that you live in/that is nearest to you. What interesting fact did you learn about it?
Find Van Buren county in Middle Tennessee. What was the name of the college that allowed men AND women to attend?
This county is named after David Crockett in West Tennessee. It tells the important story of African American women raising money to give kids a place to go to school. What is the name of the county seat?
This county is in East Tennessee, almost at the very end of the state. The county seat is Blountville and you will learn the story of Anne Lee Worley when you find it. What is the name of the county?
Lauren Grizzard is the Scheduling Coordinator at the Tennessee State Museum.