Feb
28
Tue
Home School History Event: In the Time of Slavery @ Belle Meade Plantation
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Home School History Event:

In the Time of Slavery
The Hardings and the Jacksons were not the only people who called Belle Meade Plantation home during the nineteenth century, the site was also home to many servants and enslaved African-Americans.  We invite you and your home-schooler to tour the grounds and historic buildings while discovering the different jobs, living conditions, food, clothing, and culture of those held in slavery at Belle Meade Plantation. Using information cards, students read the name and occupation of an enslaved worker, thus bringing life to the workers on the farm. Students participate in the Journey to Freedom game while following a chosen path of the Underground Railroad. Learn the important role that music, folklore and art played in daily life of the enslaved workers.  Click Here to Purchase Tickets
*This program complements the reading of “Follow the Drinking Gourd” or “Sound the Jubilee”.

Mar
4
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly
Mar 4 all-day

Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Galway Bay by Mary Pat Kelly

About the Belle Meade Bookworms

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club is a Facebook group that offers historical fiction, classic literature and history lovers an opportunity for lively and polite discussion in a digital space.  The group reads one book selection per month with discussion beginning on the first Wednesday of the month.  The group’s administrator provides questions and historical facts to boost discussion and ad context to readings and correspondence.   

The Belle Meade Book Club has no geographic boundaries and welcomes interested readers with a Facebook to view the reading list and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmpbookworms/?fref=nf.

Mar
12
Sun
Nashville Opera on Tour Presents Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears @ The Carriage House at Belle Meade Plantation
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm

Join us for an operatic telling of a story filled with fur and locks.   The Nashville Opera on Tour will present Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears.  

The Nashville Opera on Tour offers young listeners an entertaining introduction to a classic art form complete with costumes, theatrics and bears!  We look forward to seeing you at this free community event. 

 

Apr
1
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
Apr 1 all-day

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

About the Belle Meade Bookworms

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club is a Facebook group that offers historical fiction, classic literature and history lovers an opportunity for lively and polite discussion in a digital space.  The group reads one book selection per month with discussion beginning on the first Wednesday of the month.  The group’s administrator provides questions and historical facts to boost discussion and ad context to readings and correspondence.   

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club has no geographic boundaries and welcomes interested readers with a Facebook account to view the reading list and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmpbookworms/?fref=nf.

Apr
6
Thu
World War I Comes to Belle Meade Plantation @ Belle Meade Plantation
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

On April 6, 1917, America joined what would be called the “Great War” and plans for a military training camp located in the yet undeveloped Belle Meade community took form.  Join us at Belle Meade Plantation as we commemorate the centennial anniversary of this moment in American history with a World War I Fair.  The fair will premier a new exhibit about Camp Andrew Jackson, a Nashville military training camp located on what would become the grounds of the Warner Parks.  This all day event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will feature reenactors running drills similar to those conducted at Camp Andrew Jackson.   Visitors are invited to enjoy educational stations dedicated to war propaganda, the changing role of women,  the war effort at home and other subjects.  This family friendly presentation is included with a Grounds Ticket ($12) and open to the public.   At 12:00 p.m. a flag raising ceremony will officially announce the debut of the Camp Andrew Jackson exhibition.   Click Here to purchase a Grounds Ticket for Belle Meade Plantation. 

 

 

About the Exhibition

The location of Camp Andrew Jackson was originally included in the Belle Meade Plantation property owned by the Hardings and the Jackson Family.  The new outdoor exhibition will center on the changing landscape of Belle Meade during the early 20th century and feature a training trench, flag pole and interpretive panels that describe Camp Andrew Jackson, Nashville and Belle Meade during the time of the Great War.

 

 

Apr
26
Wed
Fall In! Civil War at Belle Meade Plantation
Apr 26 @ 10:30 am – 12:45 pm


Fall In!
Civil War at Belle Meade Plantation

The American Civil War had a strong influence on many Tennessee families living during the mid-nineteenth century.  The Hardings of Belle Meade were no exception.  Fall In! Civil War at Belle Meade is a program that invites you and your home-schooler to discover the Harding family’s involvement and experiences in the war and its aftermath.  This tour focuses on life during the Civil War with discussion centering on Middle Tennessee. Students will “Fall In” and join our army for the day as they participate in nineteenth century letter-writing, signal flags, telegraphs, a mini-field school, artillery school, ambulance corps, and so much more.  For more information about this and other Home School History programs at Belle Meade Historic Site, visit http://bellemeadeplantation.com/home-school/.

May
6
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Kindred by Octavia Butler
May 6 all-day

Kindred by Octavia Butler

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Kindred by Octavia Butler

About the Belle Meade Bookworms

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club is a Facebook group that offers historical fiction, classic literature and history lovers an opportunity for lively and polite discussion in a digital space.  The group reads one book selection per month with discussion beginning on the first Wednesday of the month.  The group’s administrator provides questions and historical facts to boost discussion and ad context to readings and correspondence.   

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club has no geographic boundaries and welcomes interested readers with a Facebook account to view the reading list and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmpbookworms/?fref=nf.

Jun
3
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Jun 3 all-day

Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

About the Belle Meade Bookworms

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club is a Facebook group that offers historical fiction, classic literature and history lovers an opportunity for lively and polite discussion in a digital space.  The group reads one book selection per month with discussion beginning on the first Wednesday of the month.  The group’s administrator provides questions and historical facts to boost discussion and ad context to readings and correspondence.   

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club has no geographic boundaries and welcomes interested readers with a Facebook account to view the reading list and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmpbookworms/?fref=nf.

Jul
1
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of The Barefoot Queen by Idefonso Falcones
Jul 1 all-day

The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of The Barefoot Queen by Idefonso Falcones

About the Belle Meade Bookworms

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club is a Facebook group that offers historical fiction, classic literature and history lovers an opportunity for lively and polite discussion in a digital space.  The group reads one book selection per month with discussion beginning on the first Wednesday of the month.  The group’s administrator provides questions and historical facts to boost discussion and ad context to readings and correspondence.  

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club has no geographic boundaries and welcomes interested readers with a Facebook account to view the reading list and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmpbookworms/

Aug
5
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan
Aug 5 all-day

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of The Bonesetter’s Daughter by Amy Tan

About the Belle Meade Bookworms

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club is a Facebook group that offers historical fiction, classic literature and history lovers an opportunity for lively and polite discussion in a digital space.  The group reads one book selection per month with discussion beginning on the first Wednesday of the month.  The group’s administrator provides questions and historical facts to boost discussion and ad context to readings and correspondence.  

The Belle Meade Bookworms Book Club has no geographic boundaries and welcomes interested readers with a Facebook account to view the reading list and activities at https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmpbookworms/

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