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Tennessee State Museum to open Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit

 

Tennessee State MuseumNashville, TN – A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open next year at the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville.

The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and their white owners on the 13,000 acre plantation in Robertson County, Tennessee. The exhibition, which is free to the public, will open February 11th and close August 31st, 2014.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

Allen, Emanuel, Granville, and Henny Washington, former slaves of the Wessyngton Plantation in Robertson County, taken about 1890, courtesy of John Baker.

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Tennessee Remembers: Korean War and Vietnam War Veterans

 

Tennessee State Library and ArchivesNashville, TN – The Tennessee State Library and Archives presents two new exhibits honoring Veterans of both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. The exhibits opened in the TSLA Lobby November 9th, 2012 and will be running through March 1st, 2013.

In conjunction with our ongoing Tennessee Remembers veterans’ survey project, TSLA has prepared an exhibit featuring materials from David Brock, a Tennessean who served in the Korean War, and Christopher Ammons, a Tennessean who served in the Vietnam War. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Library and Archives Launches New Initiatives to Honor Korean and Vietnam War Veterans

 

This Veterans Day, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) launched a pair of projects aimed at preserving the history of those who served in the Vietnam and Korean Wars.

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – TSLA is asking veterans of the Vietnam and Korean Wars and their families to contribute items for a new archival collection called Tennessee Remembers: Vietnam and Korea Veterans. TSLA will accept all forms of original material including books, photographs, film, audiotapes, slides, negatives, artifacts, maps and letters. Professional archivists will arrange, organize and preserve the collections to ensure that donated materials are available to the public for research.

“My father is a Korean War veteran, and I had numerous relatives who both served and died as a result of their service in the VietNam War, so this initiative is particularly meaningful to me, said State Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville). “I look forward to the completion of the project and the preservation of this important era in our country’s history.” «Read the rest of this article»

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