Tennessee State Museum Welcomes David Ewing for January Presentation on the Tennessee Centennial Exposition

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Friday, January 05, 2018 02:16pm

In conjunction with an exhibit at the Parthenon Museum in Nashville on the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, the Tennessee State Museum will welcome attorney David Ewing, a well-known local historian, collector, and blogger, for a free Lunch and Learn presentation on January 18 at 12:15 p.m. Recognized for his social media brand, The Nashville I Wish I Knew, and his extensive collection and research, Ewing is well respected for his passion and knowledge of local history. On view at the Parthenon through the end of January, Day at the Fair is a celebration of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition and includes artifacts chosen from the David Ewing collection. He’ll discuss those artifacts and the significance of the Exposition.

The Tennessee State Museum is located at Fifth Avenue and Deaderick Street in downtown Nashville, and metered and lot parking is available nearby. While the event is free, attendees should plan on paying for parking in downtown Nashville. The main branch of the Nashville Public Library, at 615 Church Street, has a public parking lot and is a convenient walk to the museum.

For those unable to attend the Lunch and Learn, the event will be Livestreamed on the beginning at 12:15 p.m.

About the Tennessee State Museum:

The Tennessee State Museum was established by law in 1937 “to bring together the various collections of articles, specimens, and relics now owned by the State under one divisional head,” and “to provide for a transfer of exhibits

wherever they may be.” 

Today, the Tennessee State Museum is housed in the James K. Polk building in downtown Nashville, where it has been for nearly 35 years. Gov. Bill Haslam proposed and the Tennessee General Assembly approved $120 million in the FY-2015-16 budget to build a new home for the Tennessee State Museum on the Bicentennial Mall to maximize the state’s rich history by creating a state-of-the-art educational asset and tourist attraction for the state. The governor also announced that $40 million would be raised in private funds for the project.

A 140,000 square foot facility is being built on the northwest corner of the Bicentennial Mall at the corner of Rosa Parks Boulevard and Jefferson Street to tell Tennessee’s story by showcasing one-of-a-kind artifacts, art and historical documents in an interactive and engaging way. More information on the museum can be found at tnmuseum.org.

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