The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission Holds the Next Quarterly Meeting and Nominating Committee Meeting on Monday, April 8 at Tennessee State Museum

Meetings Begin at 9 a.m. CDT
Monday, April 01, 2019 | 02:44pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — April 1, 2019 — The next quarterly meeting of the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. CDT in the conference room of the Tennessee State Museum. The DHSMC Nominating Committee will meet prior to the quarterly meeting at 9:00 a.m. CDT. All meetings are open to the general public.  The Tennessee State Museum is located a 1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. (corner of Jefferson Street), Nashville, Tenn. 37214.

Thomas S. Smith of Nashville serves as the chairman of the Commission and Nancy Baker DeFriece, Bristol, serves as the vice chair. Other members of the Commission include: Harbert Alexander Sr., Jackson;  Ambassador Victor H.
Ashe, Knoxville; Tina Hodges, Nashville; Walter G. Knestrick, Nashville; Chairman Susan Lynn, Old Hickory; Representative
Steve McDaniel, Parkers Crossroads; Deanie Parker, Memphis; Scott Price, Nashville; Laura Travis, Dayton; Chairman Bo Watson, Hixson; and Eleanor Yoakum, Tazewell. Ashley Howell, Executive Director of the Tennessee State Museum, and Tennessee Historical Society President Robert N. Buchanan III, serve on the Commission as Ex Officio members.

The public can find out information about upcoming Commission meetings, Committee meetings and agendas, as well as the background of Commission members, at the Tennessee State Museum website at > About Us > Douglas Henry State Museum Commision.

About the Tennessee State Museum

The Tennessee State Museum, on the corner of Rosa L. Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, is home to 13,000 years of Tennessee art and history. Through six permanent exhibitions titled Natural History, First Peoples, Forging a Nation, The Civil War and Reconstruction, Change and Challenge and Tennessee Transforms, the Museum takes visitors on a journey – through artifacts, films, interactive displays, events and educational programming – from the state’s geological beginnings to the present day. Additional temporary exhibitions explore significant periods and individuals in history, along with art and cultural movements. The Museum is free and open to the public Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. For more information on exhibitions and events, please visit