The Tennessee Secretary of State’s offices will have a delayed opening on Wednesday, November 14, opening at 10:45 a.m. to allow for an annual staff meeting and training. Many of our services will remain available online during this time.
n 1897, Tennessee held a six-month celebration to mark the one-hundredth anniversary of statehood. The Tennessee Centennial Exposition was held in Nashville from May 1 until October 30, 1897, although the state’s actual centennial occurred in 1896. The images in this collection primarily depict the array of buildings and individuals involved with this celebration, and are drawn from various record groups in the holdings of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.