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January 2021

Special Exhibit – Honky Tonk: Portrait of Country Music 1972-1981

January 5 - March 31
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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In the 1970s, photographer Henry Horenstein shot album covers for upstart bluegrass label Rounder Records. But in his off-hours, he soon became unofficial photographer to the culture of country musicians great and small, and their dedicated fans. It’s a world that looks quite a bit like country songs sound: full of hard-working operators and lonely dreamers, half-full glasses and scorpion belt buckles, and a few tall hats, boots, and bottles as well. It’s the world of the honky tonk. A…

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Special Exhibit: A Selection of Hard Rock’s Country Music Memorabilia

January 5 - March 31
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Hard Rock International have partnered up to bring priceless items from Hard Rock’s vast collection of country music memorabilia to Historic Downtown Bristol for exhibition. Hard Rock items featured in the museum’s new Honky Tonk special exhibit include costume pieces worn by Loretta Lynn and the Queen of Appalachia herself, Dolly Parton, and well-loved instruments owned by the likes of Hank Williams and Waylon Jennings, and the iconic red-white-and-blue acoustic guitar belonging to…

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Special Exhibit: Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

January 5 - March 31
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Free

The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in the United States with two poster exhibits: Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence (Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service) and To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote (Tennessee State Museum). Both exhibits are a wonderful way to learn about and celebrate this historic milestone in our nation’s history, and they come with a variety of learning resources for families, teachers and students,…

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February 2021

Tennessee Songwriters Week

February 21 - February 27
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FREE

Bring the sounds of songwriters performing original compositions into the comfort of your home, tour legendary sites, watch compelling documentaries, and put your music knowledge to the test with trivia. https://www.tnvacation.com/songwriters-week

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State of Franklin Battle

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, 2620 South Roan St.
Johnson City, TN 37601 United States
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$2.500 – $5

Learn about the 1788 leap year battle between the forces of Colonel John Tipton and Governor John Sevier and the struggles of the State of Franklin attempting to gain their independence from North Carolina. Battle will be at 2pm. Admission is $5 an adult and $2.50 for children twelve and under.

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March 2021

Greeneville: Dickson-Williams History Tour

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Greeneville, 108 N. Irish St.
Greeneville, TN 37743 United States
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$5 – $10

Discover the treasures of the mansion: decorative arts, antiques and a whole lot of history. Main Street Greeneville Tours 90 minute tour of the Dickson- Williams Mansion is conducted by trained professional interpreters. Walk across the threshold of the mansion and step into the storied past filled with exquisite antique furnishings, immortal American heroes, and an intriguing history. Step into the bedroom where, in September 1864, the dashing “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy”, General John Hunt Morgan, spent his last night.…

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Greeneville: Dickson-Williams History Tour

March 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Greeneville, 108 N. Irish St.
Greeneville, TN 37743 United States
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$5 – $10

Discover the treasures of the mansion: decorative arts, antiques and a whole lot of history. Main Street Greeneville Tours 90 minute tour of the Dickson- Williams Mansion is conducted by trained professional interpreters. Walk across the threshold of the mansion and step into the storied past filled with exquisite antique furnishings, immortal American heroes, and an intriguing history. Step into the bedroom where, in September 1864, the dashing “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy”, General John Hunt Morgan, spent his last night.…

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Virtual Speaker Series – Black in Appalachia: Uncovering & Sharing Regional Black Narratives

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Birthplace of Country Music Museum, 520 Birthplace of Country Music Way
Bristol, VA 24201 United States
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Free

Join Black in Appalachia's Alona Norwood and William Isom on Tuesday, March 2, 7:00pm when they will discuss the public history research and educational components developed in Northeastern Tennessee in their work to uncover and share the Black stories and histories of our region. From school records and community partnerships to racial atrocities, Norwood and Isom will also share the tools, methods and obstacles to making our region's Black narratives more accessible. Black in Appalachia works to highlight the history…

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Greeneville: Dickson-Williams History Tour

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Greeneville, 108 N. Irish St.
Greeneville, TN 37743 United States
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$5 – $10

Discover the treasures of the mansion: decorative arts, antiques and a whole lot of history. Main Street Greeneville Tours 90 minute tour of the Dickson- Williams Mansion is conducted by trained professional interpreters. Walk across the threshold of the mansion and step into the storied past filled with exquisite antique furnishings, immortal American heroes, and an intriguing history. Step into the bedroom where, in September 1864, the dashing “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy”, General John Hunt Morgan, spent his last night.…

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Greeneville: Dickson-Williams History Tour

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until December 31, 2021

Downtown Greeneville, 108 N. Irish St.
Greeneville, TN 37743 United States
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$5 – $10

Discover the treasures of the mansion: decorative arts, antiques and a whole lot of history. Main Street Greeneville Tours 90 minute tour of the Dickson- Williams Mansion is conducted by trained professional interpreters. Walk across the threshold of the mansion and step into the storied past filled with exquisite antique furnishings, immortal American heroes, and an intriguing history. Step into the bedroom where, in September 1864, the dashing “Thunderbolt of the Confederacy”, General John Hunt Morgan, spent his last night.…

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