The Legacy of the War of 1812 in Tennessee

Mark your calendars for “The Legacy of the War of 1812 in Tennessee” symposium, to be held at the Morton Museum of Collierville History on September 26th from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The symposium is free and open to the public. The Center for Historic Preservation is proud to be one of the sponsors, and CHP director Dr. Carroll Van West will be one of the presenters.

Here is the full schedule:

9:00-9:15 am: Coffee and Snacks

9:15-9:30 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Carroll Van West, Director, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State Historian

9:30-10:15 am: “The War of 1812: The Impact on Tennessee’s Native Americans”
Toye Heape, Native History Association; Board Member, Tennessee Historical Commission

10:15-10:30 am: Break

10:30-11:15 am: “Building a New West Tennessee: County Formation and Politics”
Dr. Tom Kanon, Tennessee State Library and Archives

11:15-11:45 am: “A Final Legacy: Trail of Tears in West Tennessee”
Dr. Carroll Van West, Director, Center for Historic Preservation, Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State Historian

11:45-noon Closing Remarks and Panel Discussion
Myers Brown, Tennessee State Library and Archives; Chair, Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission

12:15-1:30 pm: Lunch on your own

1:30-2:30 pm: Tour of Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibition and living history demonstrations at the Morton Museum

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