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  • Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles, Documentary Highlighting the Legendary TSU coach and Athletes at the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, to Screen at Tennessee State Museum

    Tuesday, February 05, 2019 | 09:03am

    A special free screening of Mr. Temple and the Tigerbelles, a documentary telling the story of legendary Tennessee State University (TSU) track and field coach Ed Temple and 40 African American female athletes who broke the color barrier at the 1960 Rome Olympic games, will take place at the Tennessee State Museum on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. The Museum is located at 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. at the corner of Jefferson Street on Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Registration for the free event is requested through Eventbrite or TNMuseum.org/calendar-of-events.

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  • Tennessee State Museum to Explore the Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts with New Exhibition

    Monday, November 19, 2018 | 11:29am

    The Tennessee State Museum’s first new exhibition since its grand opening will be “Between the Layers: Art and Story in Tennessee Quilts.” Slated to open February 8, 2019 and run through May 27, with quilts selected from the Museum’s vast collection, the show will highlight Tennessee’s quilt artistry and the stories embedded in those quilts, across more than two centuries and all three grand divisions of the state.

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  • NEW TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM SET TO OPEN IN EARLY OCTOBER

    Monday, August 13, 2018 | 11:41am

    The Tennessee State Museum is scheduled to open to the public on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at its new location on the corner of Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. Grand opening events will take place throughout the weekend.

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  • The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission Holds the Next Quarterly Meeting and Best Practices Committee Meeting on Monday, July 9 at Tennessee State Museum

    Monday, July 02, 2018 | 12:13pm

    The next quarterly meeting of the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Museum Experience Room (MER) on Level D of the Polk Cultural Center at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville. The DHSMC Best Practices Committee will meet prior to the quarterly meeting at 8:30 a.m. in the MER. All meetings are open to the general public.

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  • Tennesseans Invited to Be Part of New Tennessee State Museum

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018 | 11:45am

    Tennesseans are invited to be part of the state’s history by adding their name or the name of a loved one to a special pathway leading to the new Tennessee State Museum. The walkway will be made up of personalized, commemorative stones that will include names of individuals, families, and businesses. These pavers will be made of crab orchard stone, a rare and durable sandstone that comes from Crab Orchard Mountain in East Tennessee.

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  • Tennessee State Museum Offers Three Lunch & Learn Lectures before May 6 Closing

    Friday, April 13, 2018 | 09:11am

    Tennessee State Museum will present three free Lunch & Learn lectures in April and May before it closes in its current location. The Museum will reopen in October in its brand new building on Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. Lunch & Learn lectures will focus on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. (April 19), the history of the Tennessee State Museum (April 26), and in a special event at the Nashville Bridge Building, the Cumberland River (May 3). Information about all three events is below. The Museum will host a "Pack the Wagon" closing party on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and officially close at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 6. Information on the closing party is at tnmuseum.org.

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  • The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission Holds Next Meeting on Monday, April 9 at Tennessee State Museum

    Tuesday, April 03, 2018 | 12:01pm

    NASHVILLE,Tenn.— April 3, 2018—The next meeting of the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission will be held on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the Museum Experience Room (MER) on Level D of the Polk Cultural Center at 505 Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville. It will be preceded by a nominating committee meeting at 9:30 a.m. All meetings are open to the general public.

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  • You’re Invited to “Pack the Wagon” at May 5 Tennessee State Museum Polk Center Closing Party

    Monday, March 26, 2018 | 09:05am

    "Pack the Wagon" is the theme and goal of a free party the Museum will be throwing during its closing weekend, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 5. The Museum will be moving to its new location at Bicentennial Mall State Park in October, and in order to pack and move artifacts and offices, will need to close in its current location in the Polk Center. The Museum, which opened in 1937 in the War Memorial Building, has been in the Polk Center since 1981. The Museum will officially close at that location on Sunday, May 6 at 5 p.m.

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  • Two Napoleon Bonaparte Artifacts from the Tennessee State Museum on Loan to Clinton Presidential Center

    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 10:34am

    Two items from the Tennessee Historical Society Collection at the Tennessee State Museum will be on loan to the Clinton Presidential Center this February and March for an exhibit on the Louisiana Purchase. The two items, a Napoleon Bonaparte death mask and a portrait of Napoleon by John C. Grimes, will be on display February 2-March 4, 2018 at the Clinton Center in Little Rock, Arkansas, as part of The Great Expedition: Exploring the Louisiana Purchase and its Impact on Arkansas. The exhibit is part of the Clinton Center’s annual program, Fusion: Arts and Humanities Arkansas, which promotes heritage and culture and celebrates human achievement by weaving the arts and humanities together. In addition to viewing the exhibition, Fusion program attendees will have the opportunity to engage with content-area experts and observe performances that will bring a new perspective on the history of the Louisiana Purchase.

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  • Tennessee State Museum Celebrates Tennessee’s African American Musical Heritage with February Lunch and Learn

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 | 11:51am

    The February edition of the Tennessee State Museum’s Lunch & Learn series will focus on Tennessee’s African American Music Heritage. On Thursday, February 15 at 12:15 at the Museum, historians Graham Perry, curator of Social History, and Mike Bell, curator of Popular Music, together with Lorenzo Washington, CEO and Founder of Jefferson Street Sound, will speak about and perform some of the music of black Tennesseans that transformed American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and soul music.

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Ashley Howell, Executive Director

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Nashville, TN 37208
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