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Historical and Historic Zoning Events and Programs

From an award-winning conference to a sold-out lecture series, the Historical and Historic Zoning Commissions offer a variety of programs to educate and inspire the public.

For nearly forty years, the Historical Commission and Tennessee State University have celebrated the contributions of African-Americans to Nashville and Tennessee through the Nashville Conference on African American History and Culture.

For over forty years, the Historical Commission has recognized outstanding efforts to preserve Nashville’s historic architecture with its annual Preservation Awards program.

Other programs include Know Nashville and Lunch-n-Learn brown bag sessions--check back often to see What's New!

Woman’s Suffrage Virtual Tour

woman speaking at podium in front of suffragette monument people sitting under tent outside, social distancing and wearing masks

Celebrate 100 years of Woman's Suffrage on Tennessee was the crucial state that led to the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in the summer of 1920, so get ready to walk in the footsteps of the women and men who made history. This tour was written and narrated by Davidson County historian Dr. Carole Bucy. The Woman's Suffrage tour begins at Union Station and ends at the State Capitol with the option to visit an additional stop at Centennial Park.

This free and user-friendly 45 minute tour is available on any device and can be taken in-person or virtually.

Teachers, we have accompanying lesson plans for this tour, for access email Be sure to check out our other 20+ thematic tours and follow us on social media @nashvillesites for updates, fun facts, and historic images.