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].
We are excited to welcome Bill Carey as our first speaker of 2019. Mr. Carey will be speaking on printed slave ads and slavery in Tennessee from his newly released book “Runaways, Coffles, & Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee.”
Date: Thursday February 28, 2019
Location: Belle Meade Plantation Carriage House Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m
Free Public Event
Please RSVP if planning to come!
Contact: Andy Blair – Belle Meade Plantation Education & Outreach Coordinator [email protected] or 615-921-2525
February 28 – Mr. Bill Carey, author of “Runaways, Coffles, & Fancy Girls: A History of Slavery in Tennessee,” on printed slave ads and slavery in Tennessee
March 14, 2019 – Dr. Tim Johnson, on the Mexican War and the role that Tennessee soldiers played in the conflict
April 18, 2019 – Mr. Ridley Wills, on a local Nashville topic based on his research and works in the Nashville Pikes series
May 23, 2019 – Dr. Peter Carmichael, on the American Civil War, particularly the war for the common soldier
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