Discover Tennessee History Conference

Join Discover Tennessee History on June 4th at Jackson State Community College for our first conference featuring sessions from each of our member organizations. Sessions will explore topics such as reading artifacts, the Tennessee frontier, integrating literacy and children’s literature, woman suffrage, historical thinking, the Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, improving student research skills, and secession and union. Each session will support the new state social studies standards. Dr. Carroll Van West, state historian and director of the Center for Historic Preservation, will open the day with a keynote speech exploring why Tennessee history matters. Registration for the conference is $15 and includes lunch and curriculum materials. Advance registration and payment is required. For more information and to register, visit

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