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Events and Programs

Nashville 1860s: The Civil War

Thursdays, April 9 - 20, 2015

10:30 to Noon

Fort Negley Visitors Center
1100 Fort Negley Blvd.

Back by popular demand is Davidson County Historian Dr. Carole Bucy with her popular continuing series on Nashville history. The April 2015 sessions will focus on Nashville's experience in the Civil War. As the 150th anniversary commemoration of the Civil War is now winding down, Dr. Bucy will provide an in-depth look at the experiences of Nashvillians during the decade from 1860 to 1870.

Session 1: Secession and the Call to War

Session 2: The Union Occupation

Session 3: Living and Working in Occupied Nashville

Session 4: The Meaning of the End of the War for Nashville

Classes will be held at the Fort Negley Visitors Center for four consecutive Thursdays, beginning on April 9, 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.