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Events and Programs

Nashville 101

Thursdays, February 5 - 26, 2015

10:30 to Noon

Fort Negley Visitors Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd.

Would you like to learn more about Nashville history? If so, join Davidson County Historian Dr. Carole Bucy for her popular Nashville 101 series. During this session of classes, Dr. Bucy will tie the historic places we see around town to the story of our history. Beginning with Native peoples who followed animals to the salt lick near a bend in the Cumberland River, "Nashville 101" will follow the Robertson and Donelson parties who settled the area and founded Fort Nashborough through Tennessee statehood, Nashville's rise as a commercial center, its designation as the state capitol, Nashville as the Athens of the South, and its strategic location during the Civil War.

Classes will be held at the Fort Negley Visitors Center for four consecutive Thursdays, beginning on February 5, from 10:30 to Noon.

Space is limited, so reservations must be paid in advance. The cost is $25.00. All proceeds for this series of “Nashville 101” will benefit the Encyclopedia of Nashville and Davidson County project.

To register, complete the registration form, make your check payable to the MHC FOUNDATION, and mail or hand-deliver both to the MHC Foundation: 3000 Granny White Pike, Nashville, TN, 37204. For registration confirmation, please include an email address (preferred) or phone number with your check. Paying for multiple participants? Please include everyone’s name and contact information with your check.

Please call the Historical Commission at 615-862-7970 with additional questions.

Save the Date! Nashville 102 will take place on Thursdays in April (9, 16, 23, and 30) from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Registration information will be available in March.