Events

Hidden History - A Behind the Scenes Tour of Cragfont

Explore the lesser-seen areas of Cragfont, from the cellar to the attic, and everything in-between!

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Parlor Talks: The Forgotten Town of Cairo, Tennessee

Join us as we bring the parlor back to life with educational and entertaining discussions led by local historians. The second Parlor Talk in this series will be led by David Britton, Park Manager of Dunbar Cave & Port Royal State Parks, and will explore the history of Cairo, Tennessee. Discuss and learn about the original layout of Cairo, General Winchester's plan for the town, and the importance of places like Cairo in early America.

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Parlor Talks: The Politics of Fashion, 1795-1825

Join us as we bring the parlor back to life with educational and entertaining discussions led by local historians. Our first Parlor Talk will be led by fashion historian and Historic Castalian Springs Director, Tonya Staggs. We will discuss the changes in American fashion from 1795 to 1825 and how those changes reflected the political climate of the day.

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Telling the Story of Slavery a Facebook Live Series

Join us via Facebook Live for the month of February as we tell the story of slavery through the history we know from Cragfont and Wynnewood.

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Keep it Clean: Clothes Washing in the 19th Century

Learn about laundry and clothes washing in the 19th century - how was it done, who did the work, and what can we learn from the methods of the past?

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Wreath Making Workshop

Make a 19th Century wreath using natural materials gathered from Cragfont's historic landscape.

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A Victorian Christmas at Wynnewood

Explore the traditions, sights, and smells of Christmas through the ages at Cragfont and Wynnewood State Historic Sites this holiday season.

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An Early Tennessee Christmas At Cragfont

Explore Christmas through the ages at Wynnewood and Cragfont on alternating Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Hawthorn Hill Tours

Join us for a tour of ca. 1805 Hawthorn Hill, one Saturday a month from April through October. The circa 1805 brick Federal home is preserved as close to its original state as possible and is rarely open for tours. Original stenciling, paint, and plaster make you feel as though you've entered a time capsule of 19th century Middle Tennessee history. Tours are limited and only offered one Saturday a month - don't miss out on this unique experience!

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