William Haskell Neal is the King of Corn

Dent Corn

William Haskell Neal changed the face of farming in Tennessee with his invention of Paymaster Corn.

John Sevier: Tennessee’s Founding Father

John Sevier book

Enter throughout the month of May for your chance to win a copy of the book, “John Sevier: Tennessee’s First Hero.”

Quilting America

Barn Quilt

A barn quilt in Johnson City, Tenn., has been chosen to be a part of the American Quilt Trail Redwork Kit.

Historic Rest in McMinnville

Falcon Rest in McMinnville

Stop in for fascinating history and great hospitality at Falcon Rest Mansion & Gardens in McMinnville.

The Battles for Chattanooga

Civil War-Chattanooga

Civil War buffs can experience the rich Civil War history of Chattanooga at the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s 2013 Signature Event in October.

1861 Girls’ School at the Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia

Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia

Walk onto the grounds of the historic Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia during the annual 1861 Girls’ School, and you might forget you’re living in the 21st century.

Civil War Fashion Show in Hohenwald

Civil War Fashion Show

Discover the duds of the Civil War era in Hohenwald, Tenn. at the Civil War Fashion Show.

Annual Scopes Trial Festival Highlights Dayton History

Scopes Trial Rhea County Courthouse

Relive one of history’s biggest hearings at the Annual Scopes Trial Festival in Dayton, TN.

Got Milk? Drink to June Dairy Month

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June Dairy Month has been keeping the importance of drinking milk and other dairy products in the forefront of people’s minds for 75 years.

Gallagher Guitars: A Family Legacy in Wartrace


In the tiny town of Wartrace, three generations of Gallaghers have produced exquisite, personalized handmade guitars for discerning pickers, including the likes of Doc Watson and Charlie Daniels.

Tennessee History for Kids

School may be out, but learning never ceases on the Tennessee History for Kids website.

Go Back in Time at Sam Davis Summer Camps

Apple Valley School at Sam Davis Home

Kids can travel back to the 1800s and into the world of Civil War legend Sam Davis at a series of summer camps at the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.

Experience History at Travellers Rest Plantation

Travellers Rest is the oldest historic house in Nashville that is open to the public.

Tennessee History Has a Home on the Web With Volunteer Voices

Digital Tennessee history collection called Volunteer Voices is a resource for students.

Davies Manor Plantation: The Oldest Home in Shelby County

Davies Manor Plantation

Visit Davies Manor Plantation in rural Shelby County for a glimpse at the olden days.

1861 Girls’ School in Columbia Teaches How to Be a Southern Belle

Athenaeum Rectory in Columbia

1861 Girls’ School in Columbia teaches 19th-century social skills.

Tennessee Arrowhead Collections Point to the Past

arrowheads, history

American Indian relics reveal history and attract collectors in Tennessee.

Nashville’s Record-Breaking Snowfall

snow, snowfall, TN

In Middle Tennessee, folks might do well to remember the St. Patrick’s Day snowstorm of 1892, which dumped 17 inches on the city of Nashville in less than 24 hours.

Dutch Maid Bakery Rises to Fame as Tennessee’s Oldest Bakery

Dutch Maid Bakery, pastry, food

After more than 100 years, the ovens are still piping hot at Tennessee’s oldest bakery.

Step Back in Time at Buttonwillow Plantation

Buttonwillow Plantation, history

Civil War enthusiasts blend past with present.

Fun Facts About Tennessee’s State Plants and Animals

iris, flowers, Ellington Agricultural Center, Nashville, TN

True Tennessee trivia buffs know that the state flower is the purple iris.