Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will open the Tennessee Residence on Friday, December 2, for the 6th annual Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays. The open house invites Tennesseans to tour the executive residence, which will be decorated for the holidays.
Monday, November 28, 2016 | 8:00pm
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NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today visited J.E. Moss Elementary School in Antioch to read with 40 students participating in Camp Explore, one of 20 summer reading programs across the state to receive a Read to be Ready grant. The grants were funded by a $1 million donation from the Tennessee-based company Dollar General Corporation and through the Department of Economic and Community Development’s (TNECD) Rural Development Fund.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 | 9:33am
NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam today visited Lenoir City Elementary and the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley in Knoxville to promote summer reading initiatives.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | 10:00am
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam today welcomed more than 65 children from Boys and Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Fannie Battle Day Home to the Tennessee Residence Great Lawn for the 6th annual Tennessee Residence Easter Egg Roll.
Monday, November 30, 2015 | 1:45pm
Annual event invites visitors to tour the Tennessee Residence decorated for the holidays
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and First Lady Crissy Haslam will open the Tennessee Residence on Friday, December 4 for the 5th annual Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays. The free open house event invites Tennesseans to tour the executive residence decorated for the holidays with self-guided tours offered Monday through Saturday, December 4-17. Guests may reserve a time to visit on the First Lady’s website, www.tn.gov/firstlady.
“Crissy and I look forward to the open house every December,” Governor Haslam said. “It’s a great way for families to celebrate the Christmas season at a place that is significant for all Tennesseans.”
This year, the decoration theme is “Tennessee Craft,” highlighting the work of outstanding Tennessee artisans. In partnership with Tennessee Arts Commission and Tennessee Craft, the First Lady’s office worked with artists across the state who have loaned their work for the two-week open house.
Thursday, October 01, 2015 | 3:40pm
Private fundraising event benefits the Tennessee Executive Residence
NASHVILLE – First Lady Crissy Haslam today hosted the 6th biennial First Lady’s Luncheon to benefit the Tennessee Residence Foundation, which raises private funds for renovation and restoration projects of the Tennessee Executive Residence.
More than 650 men and women from across the state today joined Governor and Mrs. Haslam for lunch on the lawn to support the final phase of the Tennessee Residence landscape project, focused on underplanting the property. Guests enjoyed touring the home and grounds, entertainment performed by musician and Nashville cast member Chip Esten, and remarks from keynote speaker Sid Evans, Editor in Chief of Southern Living magazine.
“This home has greatly benefited from the many Tennesseans who have invested in preserving the beauty, history, and stately traditions at the Tennessee Residence,” First Lady Haslam said. “Our state’s executive residence is among the most beautiful in the nation, and we can all take pride in this place that represents nearly 90 years of unique Tennessee history.”
Friday, December 12, 2014 | 9:10am
NASHVILLE – The holiday season can be a time for increased waste and consumption of natural materials, and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is promoting sustainable decorating tips to help reduce the season’s environmental impact.
The department is encouraging Tennesseans to purchase live trees and garland from local Tennessee Christmas Tree Growers, decorate with recycled or natural materials, such as popcorn and cranberries strung into garland, and string LED (light-emitting diode) holiday lights, which use 90% less energy than traditional incandescent lights and can last up to 100,000 hours. Holiday lights should also be turned on for a small period of time each night to conserve energy. Lights on self-timers can be pre-programmed so that they are not mistakenly left on for the entire night.
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