Library & Archives Events and Activities
Events and Activities at the Tennessee Library & Archives
Guided Tours of the Library & Archives are available by request, Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your group tour.
The Library & Archives is pleased to welcome author and columnist Bill Carey on Friday, August 11, 2023, from noon until 1:00 p.m. CT.
Mr. Carey's talk will include untold stories of the 19th century from his new book, True Tales of Tennessee: Earthquake to Railroad, detailing the stories of people and events that have often been overlooked.
Seating is limited for this free in-person event. Make your reservation by clicking HERE.
Founding Tennessee: The Landmark Documents Exhibit features rarely seen historical documents, including the Cumberland Compact, Governor John Sevier’s Address to the first Tennessee General Assembly, the Cherokee Nation 1827 Constitution and the founding documents of the State of Franklin.
Guests can view this new exhibit and the permanent interactive exhibits in the Library & Archives lobby from Monday to Saturday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT. The Founding Tennessee: The Landmark Documents exhibit is free and open to the public until August 15, 2023.
The Tennessee State Library & Archives, Tennessee State Museum, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and the Tennessee State Capitol invite you to make a history day of it with the Passport to Tennessee History.
Inside the Passport to Tennessee History on Capitol Hill and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, visitors will find information about four institutions of Tennessee history.
Pick up your free Passport to Tennessee History at the Tennessee State Library & Archives, Tennessee State Museum, Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park Visitor Center or Tennessee State Capitol to begin stamping your passport to Tennessee History. Admission to all four participating locations is free.
Tennessee State Library & Archives is hosting a new lunchtime speaker series as part of The Legacy of Tennessee State Parks exhibit, exploring the history behind one of the best park systems in the country.
This Lunchtime Speaker Series event will be in person and live-streamed on the Library & Archives' Facebook page. Each event takes place from Noon to 1 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. This series is free to the public. Seating is limited, so please make sure to reserve your spot.
Tennessee State Library & Archives is launching a new lecture series revealing the stories behind significant events in Tennessee’s rich 225-year history. The Lunchtime Speaker Series events will be in-person and live-streamed on the Library & Archives’ Facebook page and the Secretary of State’s YouTube channel. Each event will take place from Noon to 1 p.m. In-person attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. This series is free to the public. In-person seating is limited.
The Library & Archives is pleased to welcome special guest Jim Hoobler for a lunchtime lecture on April 22, 2022, from Noon to 1 p.m. Mr. Hoobler, a local author and longtime State Museum curator, will present a talk entitled "This Used to Be Nashville." - Watch the presentation