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From: Christine Walters <>
Subject: [TNBENTON] The 2010 Tennessee Sesquicentennial Civil War Event
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:35:19 -0700 (PDT)
From: Vionne Williams <>
Subject: The 2010 Tennessee Sesquicentennial Civil War Event
Cc: "Lee Curtis" <>, "Patricia Gray" <>
Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 9:45 AM
On behalf of Commissioner Susan Whitaker and the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, we would like to request your assistance in promoting the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event: The Coming of the War to be held in Nashville on November 12-13, 2010. This event is free and open to the public.
Your assistance in placing information about this important event on your website and/or newsletter, as well as a link to the website, tncivilwar150.com, will help us tell the whole story of Tennessee's rich and complex Civil War history which had staggering effects felt in every part of our state. In addition, the Tennessee Civil War Trails communities will receive a special recognition at the inaugural Sesquicentennial Civil War event on Friday, November 12th.
I have attached more information below, as well as a Save the Date flyer for your review. If you have additional questions, please contact Patricia Gray at 615-741-9004 or Lee Curtis at 615-741-9045. For more information on the event, please visit www.tncivilwar150.com. Thank you.
Save the Date!
“The Coming of the Civil War”
November 12-13, 2010 - Nashville
Friday, November 12th - 10:00 - 4:00 pm
Saturday, November 13th - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
How many opportunities are there to experience a real piece of history – especially for free? On November 12-13, the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial will kick off the first of its historic signature events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This event is free and open to the public, and you won’t want to miss two days of outstanding living
history, excellent speakers, and moving musical performances.
Beginning on Friday at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Susan Whitaker will open the event, followed by a heart-stirring performance by the renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers, and remarks from Governor Phil Bredesen and James Lighthizer, President of the Civil War Preservation Trust, among many others. Trace Adkins, country star and narrator for Nashville Public Television’s upcoming Civil War documentary
series, will also make an appearance. Both days of the event offer something of interest for everyone. Living history at the Bicentennial Mall includes Confederate and Union encampments, interpreters, music, flag presentations, and sutlers. Attendees can also take a tour of the Civil War exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum which includes holdings of uniforms, battle flags and weapons that are among the best in the nation. In
addition, a training session on how to interpret and organize Civil War artifacts will be held at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
Saturday offers panel discussions with renowned Civil War scholars at the downtown War Memorial Building, including Drs. Paul Bergeron, Bobby Lovett, Tim Johnson, Carole Bucy, and Van West. Sessions will examine 1850s politics and the effect of Lincoln’s election on the coming of the war; slavery, abolition, freedom, and the African American experience in Tennessee; how women across the state prepared for war; and the contributions of Tennessee’s brightest and most inept military leaders. Historian Sam Davis Elliott will
discuss the coming of the war and its powerful impact across the nation in Saturday’s keynote address. All panelists return for the closing session “Was Secession Inevitable?” moderated by best-selling author of Widow of the South Robert Hicks. (Authors will also be available for a book signing).
This two-day event is not to be missed! To reserve your seat for the Sesquicentennial Civil War Signature event, please email Vionne Williams at or contact Patricia Gray or Lee Curtis with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development at 615-741-2159. Be on the lookout for future events hosted by the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
The Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission leads a state effort to promote, fund and preserve the complete story of Tennessee’s Civil War and its legacy. To learn more or reserve your free seat at this event, visit www.tncivilwar150.com.
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