Tennessee Historical Commission
The Tennessee Historical Commission board is commissioned under T.C.A. 4-11-102. The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2025 and the one-year wind-down begins.
The board is composed of twenty-nine members: 5 Ex Officio members plus 24 members appointed by the Governor for terms of five years. Appointed membership is equally divided among the three grand divisions of the state. Appointed members whose current terms have expired, serve until reappointed or replaced.
|Mrs. Derita Coleman Williams, Chair||06-30-2022|
|Mrs. Beth Campbell, Vice-Chair||06-30-2022|
|Mr. Sam D. Elliott, Vice-Chair||05-31-2025|
|Ex Officio Members||Representation|
|Mr. Don Johnson||Governor's Representative|
|Mr. Gerald Parish||Comm. of Environment and Conservation Rep.|
|Mr. Phil Hodge||State Archaeologist|
|Dr. Caroll Van West||State Historian|
|Mr. Charles A. Sherrill||State Librarian and Archivist|
|Mrs. Loni Harris
|Dr. Keith Norman||09-30-2025||West Tennessee|
|Mrs. Beverly C. Robertson||09-30-2025||West Tennessee|
|Dr. Douglas W. Cupples||06-30-2021||West Tennessee|
|Mrs. Joanne Cullom Moore||09-30-2021||West Tennessee|
|Mr. Don Roe||09-30-2022||West Tennessee|
|Mr. Cato Johnson||07-07-2025||West Tennessee
|Pastor Frank Stevenson||06-30-2024||Middle Tennessee|
|Mr. Robert Hicks||09-30-2024||Middle Tennessee|
|Dr. Kent T. Dollar||09-30-2025||Middle Tennessee|
|Mr. Jeremy Harrell||09-30-2025||Middle Tennessee|
|Mr. Kem Hinton||10-15-2025||Middle Tennessee|
|Ms. Ann Toplovich||11-15-2025||Middle Tennessee|
|Mrs. Doris McMillan||07-07-2025||Middle Tennessee|
|Mr. Allen F. Carter||09-30-2021||East Tennessee|
|Dr. William E. Kennedy||09-30-2023||East Tennessee|
|Mr. Hanes Torbett||11-15-2025||East Tennessee|
|Dr. William Lyons||02-28-2021||East Tennessee|
|Mr. Joseph A. Swann||02-28-2021||East Tennessee|
|Mr. Ray Smith||10-31-2021||East Tennessee|
|Mr. Kelly Wolfe||02-11-2024||East Tennessee|
March 9, 2021
- Video of the meeting - Part II (from February, 18, 2021)
- Meeting Notice
- Waiver petition from the City of Knoxville, received on November 20, 2020.
On November 20, 2020 the Tennessee Historical Commission received a Petition for Waiver concerning a historical marker located on Market Square.
- Waiver petition from Williamson County, received on November 5, 2020.
On November 5, 2020 the Tennessee Historical Commission received a Petition for Waiver concerning the Williamson County Seal.
- Waiver petition from the State Capitol Commission, received on August 14, 2020.
On August 14, 2020 the Tennessee Historical Commission received a Petition for Waiver concerning the busts of Nathan Bedford Forrest, David Glasgow Farragut and Albert Gleaves, located on the second floor of the Tennessee State Capitol.
February 18, 2021
December 4, 2020 - Special Meeting
November 6, 2020 - Special Meeting
October 16, 2020
July 24, 2020 - Special Meeting
July 10, 2020
March 27, 2020
- Agenda with call in information
- Determination of Necessity
- Tennessee Heritage Protection Act Complaint
February 21, 2020
January 23, 2020 - Special Hearing
Special Meeting Held on March 13, 2019
This meeting was held for the consideration of the Denial of Petition for Reconsideration by Judge Hilliard in the matter of Forrest Descendants and Sons of Confederate Veterans, Docket No. 04.47-1509371. This meeting was held by teleconference.
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