Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is partnering with other local and national groups to celebrate Black History Month this February. In conjunction with Bright Star Theatre, the Nashville Public Library, the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Tennessee State University, author Jesse J. Holland, and music group The Princely Players, the presidential home will host four interactive...
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Join us for our annual commemoration of those enslaved here at The Hermitage and throughout the country. The service will feature The Princely Players performing a musical timeline of African-American music, from arrival to emancipation. The performance will conclude with a procession to the enslaved memorial “Follow the Drinking Gourd” behind Hermitage Church. 150 flowers will be laid, marked...
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Annual Memorial Service

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Author Jesse J. Holland will speak on his latest historical work The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African-American Slaves in the White House. As the first book to tell the story of the enslaved residents who built and lived in our nation’s most recognizable home. Mr. Holland will highlight some of the untold stories of these men and women, especially those who came from Tennessee during the...
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Slavery in the White House with Jesse Holland

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Interested in discovering your family’s roots? Wanting to preserve your family’s mementos and photographs? Join us for a FREE afternoon workshop on genealogy and preservation at The Nashville Public Library! The African-American Historical & Genealogical Society will be discussing how to get started with your genealogy research and some of the resources available.

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Researching African-American Family History & Genealogy

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Bring your kids for a fun and educational performance of “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History,” with the national production company Bright Star Theatre! From the work songs of slavery (“Hoe Emma Hoe”) and the hymns of the Underground Railroad (“Follow the Drinking Gourd”) to the blues of Beale Street and the anthems of the Civil Rights Movement, actor/singers will tell the stories...
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Songs of Freedom: An Interactive Kid’s Program

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Help General Andrew Jackson celebrate his 250th birthday with a special day of all his favorite things. Activities designed specifically for K-12 audiences include horse racing, military life, and even chocolate! Listen to the Founding Fathers pay their birthday greetings to our seventh president and make a wreath to hang at Jackson’s tomb. The day begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm. Stay...
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Jackson Education Day

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Experience the War of 1812 by campfire at this exclusive one-night-only event! Featuring a 150-person encampment with the United States 7th Infantry, guests will be guided on a 45-minute lantern walking tour throughout the militia camp and learn about the War of 1812. Get a chance to hear from militia soldiers, Native American allies, famous historical figures, and the General himself as...
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War of 1812 Campfire Tour

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Honoring General Jackson’s 250th birthday, come and experience an authentic recreation of a militia encampment during the War of 1812. Featuring over 150 costumed interpreters organized by the United States 7th Infantry Living History Association, guests can wander through the rows of canvas tents and experience a wide variety of people and activities. Talk with Tennessee Militia recruits...
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War of 1812 Military Encampment

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Click here trib.in/2k2pKhR to read the Chicago Tribune article: How Andrew Jackson's Inauguration Day went off the rails.

A mural in the U.S. Capitol depicts Chief Justice John Marshall administering the oath of office to Andrew Jackson on March 4, 1829. (Library of Congress) #7thPresident #Inauguration #DYK
#DYK In 1831, Jackson hired architect David Morrison to remodel the Hermitage mansion and build a tomb for both Rachel and him. No doubt at Jackson’s suggestion, Morrison’s tomb design strongly resembled a Greek temple found in the Telemachus scenic wallpaper that Rachel had chosen for the Hermitage entrance hall. #7thPresident [ Ift.tt Link ]
Join The Hermitage as we host the Ulster Historical Foundation of Belfast, Northern Ireland and explore the Irish and Scots-Irish roots of Middle Tennessee. Whether you are a beginner interested in starting your own family research, or a skilled genealogist, everyone will enjoy this evening workshop with Ulster’s expert researchers as they dive into the many resources available for discovering...
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Exploring your Scots-Irish Genealogy

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HALF-PRICE ADMISSION!
Rain or Shine!

9:00am New Orientation Film & Theatre Debut

10:15am Pre-Ceremony Music

11:00am Wreath-Laying Ceremony at Jackson’s Tomb
Join us for the annual wreath ceremony laying at the tomb of General Andrew Jackson, featuring the Tennessee National Guard, regulars of the US 7th infantry, and keynote speaker General Keith Hubert.

12:00pm Complimentary Birthday...
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President Jackson’s 250th Birthday Celebration

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#ICYMI Laura Bush will be the featured speaker at the 117th Annual Spring Outing. To receive an invitation, please contact Jennifer Harris jharris@thehermitage.com. Click here bit.ly/2iIvWb9 for more information. #TheHermitage
Imagine having the opportunity to experience one of the top-rated and most authentically preserved presidential homes in the country unlike anyone else! VIP Admission is the ultimate way for any presidential or American history fan to visit the home of our #7thPresident. Your VIP Admission includes ALL General Admission ticket amenities and MORE! Click here bit.ly/2fk6YwM to get your VIP...
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Experience the life and times of #7thPresident, Andrew Jackson. Click here bit.ly/2gqz2SI to plan your visit today! #TheHermitage.
At the Hermitage, we begin each new year with a commemoration of General Andrew Jackson’s victory over the British Army at the Battle of New Orleans. On the cold, foggy morning of January 8, 1815, Jackson’s stunning victory at the Chalmette Battlefield ended the War of 1812. It ended a controversial three-year war with Britain. General Jackson’s ragtag army of 4000 volunteers was greatly...
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Considered by many historians to be the best preserved early U.S. presidential home, the mansion at The Hermitage has welcomed approximately 16 million visitors from around the world since opening as a museum in 1889. Click here bit.ly/2fk6YwM to plan your visit today! #7thPresident
#OTD General Andrew Jackson surprisingly defended New Orleans against a full-scale attack by the British, forcing them to withdraw from Louisiana. This unexpected victory launched an enormous sense of national pride as America began to realize its true potential. It also made Jackson the new American hero. #7thPresident [ Ift.tt Link ]
#DYK Jackson’s spending controls along with increased revenue enabled him to pay off the national debt in 1835 and keep the nation debt free for the remainder of his term. This is the only time in the nation’s history that the federal government was debt free. #7thPresident [ Ift.tt Link ]