May 19, 2024

Hankering for History

Hanker: To have a strong, often restless desire, in this case for–you guessed it–history!

Upcoming History Events in West Tennessee

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As a native of West Tennessee, I feel as if we get the short end of the stick. So often the rest of the world see West Tennessee as either the home of Elvis Presley or the city that killed Martin Luther King, Jr. Therefore, it excites me when I hear of other historical events taking place in Memphis, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas. Here are three in particular that caught my attention.

1) “From Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Region and the Making of Public Memory,” will take place February 27th – March 1st, at Rhodes College. This three day conference will allow for an intensive discussion on the “ways that the Civil War, the Civil Rights Movement, and the intervening years have shaped our understandings of race, region, ‘the South,’ citizenship, and American identity.” It is free to the public, but if you’d like to attend, they ask that you sign up in advance.

If you’d like more information regarding this upcoming conference, check out their website.


2) The Morton Museum of Collierville, in Collierville, Tennessee, is holding an opening reception for their newest exhibit: “Photographs from Parr’s Studio: Images of 100 years ago.” The exhibit officially opens March 6th, and will run until May 17th.

Morton Museum of Collierville

3) Ever wanted to see a history reenactment, but never had the chance? Now you do…






2 thoughts on “Upcoming History Events in West Tennessee

  1. You know what would be great? I’d like to see the photographs from “Parr’s Studio” because the one that you posted was really interesting to me. What if you took your camera and went to that exhibit and then came back and posted them all? Can I get an Amen?

    1. Wouldn’t that be sort of like stealing? Would you like me to record the next movie I see or photocopy the next, bestselling book that I read for you?

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