Carriage House Conversations

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About

At Belle Meade Plantation, we believe that everyday stories are the threads that make the fabric of history.  Carriage House Conversations is a lecture series that takes place inside our historic Carriage House, offering stories and conversations with local authors, community leaders, and historians.  Most lectures are FREE.  For more information, email [email protected].

Upcoming Lecture

Interfering Women: Boycott, Women’s Rights, and Temperance Reform in the Volunteer State

Something revolutionary happened in the late nineteenth century: people stopped drinking. Or rather, it became less socially acceptable. At the same time, women edged ever closer to winning the vote. This talk looks at the connection between the morally-minded temperance movement and the socially progressive women’s suffrage movement in the nation at large and here in Tennessee, asking how something as simple as the boycott of alcohol could stand for—and help accomplish—so much.

Date: June 27th
Location: Belle Meade Plantation Carriage House
Time: 5:30-7:00 
Free Public Event
Please RSVP if planning to come!
Contact: Brynna Hall – Belle Meade Plantation Education Outreach Coordinator
[email protected]

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2019 Calendar

July 25, 2019 – Brian Allison, on crime and murders in Nashville’s history, drawing on research from his two recent books

August 8, 2019 – Mary Ellen Pethel, author of “Athens of the New South: College Life & the Making of Modern Nashville,” on women’s education in the nineteenth century

September 19, 2019 – James Hoobler, on the life and times of Carl and Otto Giers, prominent Nashville photographers of the nineteenth century