Tennessee Statehood Day Celebration

Sat Jun 01 2024 at 10:00 am to 04:30 pm

Tennessee State Museum | Nashville

Tennessee State Museum
Publisher/HostTennessee State Museum
Tennessee Statehood Day Celebration
Tennessee’s 228th birthday is Saturday, June 1, and we hope you will celebrate by participating in free, family-friendly activities on the Bicentennial Mall State Park Campus. Participating agencies, locations, and highlights are outlined below. A complete schedule will be available on each department’s website.
Tennessee State Museum
The Tennessee State Museum will open at 10 a.m. to the public and offer highlight tours, Storytime with reigning Miss Tennessee Brandee Mills, period games on the front lawn, and a cupcake celebration. Highlight Tours will be provided at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Mills will read in the Children’s Gallery at 10:30 a.m. The cupcake celebration, which will include Mills reading the Tennessee State poem, “Oh Tennessee, My Tennessee” by Commander William Porter Lawrence, will begin at noon in the Museum’s Grand Hall. Activities on the lawn will run until 2 p.m. See the full schedule: https://tnmuseum.org/statehood
Tennessee State Library & Archives
On Statehood Day, the Tennessee Library & Archives will showcase Tennessee’s founding documents and new exhibits. The Library & Archives will also host living history interpreters and indoor and outdoor activities — including a scavenger hunt — from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tennessee’s three priceless original constitutions will also be presented, displayed, and guarded by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Honor Guard as part of the opening ceremony at the Library & Archives, starting at 11:00 a.m. Behind-the-scenes tours, which include stops at the robotic retrieval system and blast freezer, begin at 11:30 a.m. Space is limited, and reservations may be made on the event day. For more information, visit: https://sos.tn.gov/tsla/services/library-archives-events-and-activities
Tennessee State Capitol
The Capitol will also be open for guided tours by Museum staff hourly from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Self-guided tours are also available at any time. https://tnmuseum.org/state-capitol.
Bicentennial Mall State Park
Park rangers will offer free guided tours of Bicentennial Mall State Park at 9:30 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. Get more information at https://tnstateparks.com/parks/bicentennial-mall. Food Trucks will also be available on Jackson Drive on the north end of Bicentennial Mall.

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Tennessee State Museum, Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37219, United States,Nashville, Tennessee

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