The Tennessee Historical Society’s collections include a copy of the 1688 “Germantown Friends' Protest Against Slavery,” the first organized protest against slavery in the [...]
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Construction began on the Tennessee State Capitol in 1845 and was not completed until 1859, when these plans for the grounds were created. Designed [...]
Early in its history, the Tennessee Historical Society, like most historical societies at the time, collected oddities and curiosities from around the world, regardless [...]
Some historical documents ask more questions than they answer, and this document in the Tennessee Historical Society collection at TSLA is no exception. Written [...]
This postcard in the Tennessee Historical Society’s collection depicts the Cossitt Library and Customs House, South Front Street, Memphis. Cossitt Library was the first [...]
Now part of East Tennessee, the State of Franklin (originally Frankland) was a short-lived attempt to form a new state and later an independent [...]
The Tennessee Historical Society’s collection includes a number of flags, including the original state flag designed by Lee Roy (LeRoy) Reeves of Johnson City [...]
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_column_text] The color scheme of the room is maroon, deep blue, and gray. Around the base of the dome is a silhouette of the [...]
One of the Tennessee Historical Society’s most famous and popular items is our mummy, which is on display at the Tennessee State Museum. Nashville, [...]
1796: The Digital Journal of the Tennessee Historical Society What makes Tennessee “Tennessee”? Welcome to the new website of the Tennessee Historical [...]