Nerd Nights

A series of after-hours events on the grounds; designed for adults (21 and older) who love history. Join us as we have fun and explore in depth subjects of history.
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1880′s Kick-off Party

February 19, 6pm $15
2015 marks our return to late-nineteenth century dress and interpretation in the mansion! Come as a single or couple to enjoy late Victorian and Edwardian dance in our expansive 1892 carriage house. Good for beginners or experts – we’ll have a dance caller on hand. Your ticket purchase will include drinks and a dessert buffet to sample between rounds.

Food-ways & The Art of Dining

April 16, 6pm $15
Join us and experience one of the most popular topics in history… Food. This is sure to be a tour and dining experience to remember. While touring the dining room with the Curator, guests will have the rare privilege to sit in the Jackson’s dining room and taste delights while trying out antique utensils.  There will also be a culinary sampling of unusual Victorian-era foods in our kitchen house. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early.


Victorian Astronomy & Star-Gazing

June 18, 7pm $15

Join us as we convert a portion of the mansion into our own stellarium. We will see how the sky of Nashville looked in years past as we discuss the constellations.  After our star show we will create our own works of art as we make a constellation inspired luminary.  At sunset we will have wine and cheese in our Winery Garden, and to finish off the evening, we will take advantage of the Boxwood Gardens lush lawn and gaze up at the stars. Feel free to bring a blanket! This program will begin at 7:00 and last until 9:00 Space is limited so please, purchase your ticket early



Victorian Era Music & Parlor Performance

August 20, 6pm $15
Come and  explore different types of music from the Victorian Era and  see a rare ‘parlor performance’  as we listen to music from Elizabeth Harding’s music book. This program will then move out to the slave cabin to highlight music that would have been enjoyed by the African American families at Belle Meade. We will end our evening with a lemonade reception & Q and A session with our Music Historian.
Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early


Ghosts & Tea Leaves

October 22, 6pm $15

This October learn more about the Victorian obsession with fortunetelling and ghosts while exploring the Belle Meade Mansion. Enjoy tea in the parlor, a privilege not often given, and test your skills at a very popular Victorian entertainment, the art of reading tea leaves.  The evening will conclude with an explanation on ghost hunting trends & techniques and information from a private paranormal investigation group.

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early.



USO Historic House Radio Show

December 17, 6pm $15
Join us for a night of 1940’s fun and shenanigans as we have a USO style radio show and party. During the show we will debunk many of American History’s greatest myths and have an all around good time.  A portion of the proceeds from this program will be donated to the USO.  All guests are encouraged to dress to the 1940s theme and join in on the best dressed competition. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early..Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early..




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