Culture, General, History, Military, University
Discover stories of the downtown courthouse and the 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro through exhibits, programs, and tours.
In the year 1791, George Roulston, the first printer to enter the State of Tennessee, took his press apart in Fayetteville, North Carolina, packed it on horses’ backs or in wagons and trekked over the trails of the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Holston Valley where Kingsport now stands.
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Natural History, Park, Specialized
TVRM’s passenger trains run on the historic route which includes Missionary Ridge Tunnel, completed in 1858 and on the National Register of Historic Places. The tunnel is the primary reason TVRM runs on the three-mile section of the former Southern Railway.
The Cotton Museum shares the story of the cotton industry and its many influences on daily life, the arts, and the development of the Mid-South region with students, residents, and visitors. We accomplish this through interpretive exhibits, educational programs, and research archives on the floor of the historic Memphis Cotton Exchange in the city that remains the epicenter of worldwide cotton trading.
Thomas Kinkade knew at an early age that painting was his true calling. He dedicated his life to creating art that emphasized simple pleasures and inspirational messages.
Johnson City, Tennessee
The Tipton-Haynes Historic Site in Johnson City represents several eras of early Tennessee history. Woodland Period Indians and later the Cherokees frequented the area, hunting the buffalo that traveled to its natural spring. In later years, that buffalo trail became a stage road from Jonesborough, Tennessee, to Morganton, North Carolina. The site's cave and spring attracted James Needham and Gabriel Arthur, the first white men to explore the area, as well as the long hunter Daniel Boone.