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Encyclopedia > Tennessee State Museum
The image of Andrew Jackson exhibited at Nashville museum in 1823
The image of Andrew Jackson exhibited at Nashville museum in 1823

Tennessee State Museum is a large museum in Nashville depicting the history of Tennessee. Starting from pre-colonization and going all the way to the 20th century the museum describes the Civil War, the Frontier, and the Age of Jackson. The museum covers an area of more than 60,000 square feet of permanent exhibits and a hall with changing exhibitions covering 10,000 feet. The total ground area of the museum is 120,000 feet spread over three floors. For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... A civil war is a war in which parties within the same culture, society or nationality fight for political power or control of an area. ... The Frontier can refer to: The Frontier (Hong Kong), a political group in Hong Kong The Frontier (movie) The Frontier (American history), can be a reference to a place in a certain time in American history. ...

The museum is situated in the James K. Polk. building in Downtown Nashville and the museums collection of uniforms, weapons, and battle flags form the Civil War is one of the largest in the nation [1]. A uniform is a set of standard clothing worn by members of an organisation whilst participating in that organisations activity. ... One of the most influential doctrines in history is that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ...

The museum also has a Military Museum describing the military conflicts of America. This exhibition goes from the early battles of the Spanish-American War all the way to World War 2. The museum features a Museum Store with hand crafted Tennessee items as well as a Museum Foundation with member’s only arrangements. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... German soldiers at the Battle of Stalingrad World War II was the most extensive and costly armed conflict in the history of the world, involving the great majority of the worlds nations, being fought simultaneously in several major theatres, and costing tens of millions of lives. ...



The earliest recordings of the museum go back to 1817 when a portrait artist, Ralph E. W. Earl opened a museum at the public square of Nashville [2]. The first larger state museum opened in 1937, when the General Assembly decided that the state needed a museum to deal with various collections from the state and mementoes from the World War 1. The museum remained at the War Memorial Building until it moved to it's current location in 1981. 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Today the museum displays paintings, silver, weapons, and furniture and has reproductions of a print shop, a painting gallery and a grist mill. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Furniture is the collective term for the movable objects which support the human body (seating furniture and beds), provide storage, and hold objects on horizontal surfaces above the ground. ...


The current exhibition as of May 2006 at the Tennessee State Museum is named Original Old Glory heads back to Tennessee and shows flags including the Old Glory flag from the 1820s. [3]. The flag, later to be known as the flag of the United States of America, was made by a sea captain, William Driver, who brought the flag to Nashville in 1837. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Old Glory is a common nickname for the Flag of the United States, bestowed by William Driver, an early 19th century American sea captain. ... | Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Another temporary exhibition at the Tennessee Sate Museum is entitled Guitars, Fiddles and Coats of Many Colors: Country Music Highlights from the Tennessee State Museum and describes the various artists from Nashville including Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Dolly Parton. The exhibition is primarily concerned with the way the artist from Nashville has had an impact on the world’s musical history. At display are an original guitar from 1947 and stage outfits designed by Nathan Turk and Nudie Cohn. Johnny Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003) was a vastly influential American country music and rock music singer, guitarist and songwriter and the husband of June Carter Cash. ... Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll or just The King was an American singer, music producer and actor, a giant in the modern entertainment industry. ... Dolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American country singer, songwriter, composer, author and actress. ... Gram Parsons wearing a Nudie Suit Nudie Cohn (1902 - 1984) was a American tailor, known for designing rhinestone-covered outfits to be worn by celebrities. ...


  1. ^ http://www.bonps.org/tour/statemuseum.htm
  2. ^ http://www.tnmuseum.org/generalinfo/history.html
  3. ^ http://www.tnmuseum.org/exhibitions/index.html

External links

  • The official homepage
  • The Nashville Opera
  • The Tennessee State Libary and Archives

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TENNESSEE, one of the East South Central states of the U.S., bordered on the N by Kentucky and Virginia; on the E by North Carolina; on the S by Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi; and on the W by Arkansas and Missouri.
Among the state’s birds are the bluebird, crow, ruffed grouse, hawk, mockingbird (the state bird), robin, and wild turkey.
The Tennessee area was explored by the Spanish in the mid-16th century and by the English and French in the late 17th century.
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The first two colleges in Tennessee, Greeneville College (now Tusculum College) and Blount College (now the University of Tennessee, Knoxville), were chartered in 1794.
Major college and university libraries in the state include the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University; the libraries of the University of Tennessee; and the Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Fine arts museums in Tennessee include the Hunter Museum of American Art, in Chattanooga; the Knoxville Museum of Art; the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, and the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, in Memphis; and Cheekwood-Tennessee Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, and the Carl Van Vechten Gallery at Fisk University, in Nashville.
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