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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum February 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in February at the Museum are:Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, The Local 5, The Glass of Emmanuel Studio, The Art of Margaret Evangeline, A Fine Note and The Stories of Uncle Remus.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

A Fine Note at the Customs House Museum.

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place February 2nd, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s First Thursday Art Walk to take place January 5th, 2017

 

First Thursday Art WalkClarksville, TN – Produced by The Downtown Clarksville Association, First Thursday Art Walk is a free, self-guided tour spanning a 5-block radius that combines visual art, live music, engaging events and more in the heart of Downtown Clarksville.

With 10+ venues, bars and businesses participating each month, the First Thursday Art Walk in Clarksville is the ultimate opportunity to savor and support local creative talent.

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

First Thursday Art Walk in downtown Clarksville

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum January 2017 Exhibits and Activities

 

The Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in historic downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science and history.

Some of the events in January at the Museum are: Cut: An Invitational Exhibition, Christmas Town, Portraits of David Iacovazzi?Pau, Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, and Utility & Beauty: The Glass of Emmanuel Studio.

Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

Slave and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation

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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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TSLA to hosts African American Genealogy Workshop in July

 

Noted author to present African American Genealogy Workshop at the Tennessee State Library Archives. Free event is open to public. Early reservations are encouraged due to limited seating.

John Baker, award-winning author

John F. Baker Jr., award-winning author

The Tennessee State Library and Archives will play host to an African American Genealogy Workshop presented by award-winning author John F. Baker. The one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 9 AM until 10:30 AM. The TSLA is located at 403 Seventh Avenue North, Nashville. The workshop is free and open to the public.

Baker will discuss African American genealogy as told through his own genealogical research which resulted in his recently published book, The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom.

Baker discovered the story of his ancestors quite by accident when he saw a photograph of four former slaves, entitled, “Black Tennesseans,” in a seventh grade social studies book. Later he learned that two of them were his grandmother’s grandparents. Baker has lived his entire life just a dew miles from Wessyngton Plantation in a town populated by hundreds of descendants of its former slaves. «Read the rest of this article»

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