Jun
28
Wed
Potter Roy Overcast On Site at Belle Meade Plantation @ Belle Meade Plantation
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Our goals at Belle Meade center around finding new ways to share pieces of our collective American cultural history.  This summer guests will have an opportunity to witness the work of local artisan and potter Roy Overcast.  Mr. Overcast will be onsite on select days demonstrating a craft that was a necessity of everyday life in the pre-industrial period.

About Mr. Overcast

A  Tennessee native and long-time member of Nashville’s artisan community, Mr. Overcast has held several posts in arts management and education including 10 years with the Tennessee Arts Commission.  Over the course of his career he designed pottery lines for Bloomingdales and Cracker Barrel and his works were featured in Southern Living, American Craft, Ceramic Monthly and Country Living magazines.   His sculptural and utilitarian pieces can be found in collections across the United States, including the American Folk Art Museum, Tennessee State Museum, Opryland and Standard Oil Company.  Today, his works may be purchased at The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation.

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/

Aug
18
Fri
On the Home Front: Life in Nashville During World War I: A Hands on History Event
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us for an after hours family experience open to learners of all ages.  We’ll learn about life during WW I, make commemorative poppies, roll bandages with the “Ladies Aide Society” and meet soldiers at our own “Camp Jackson,” the training camp located on the original Belle Meade Plantation property where Tennessee soldiers prepared for the war front in Europe during the early months of WW I.

About Hands on History

Hands on History is an educational program at Belle Meade Plantation that shares parts of our history with young audiences and their parents through engaging activities geared toward preschool and elementary age learners.  

Sep
2
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Sep 2 all-day

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

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/

Oct
7
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd by Jim Fergus
Oct 7 all-day

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of One Thousand White Women: The Journals of Mary Dodd by Jim Fergus

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/

Nov
4
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of The Daughters of Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt
Nov 4 all-day

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of The Daughters of Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt

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/

 

Dec
2
Sat
Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Dec 2 all-day

Belle Meade Bookworms Online Discussion of Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

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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