Tennessee to celebrate statehood day

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WKRN) – On June 1, Tennessee celebrates 226 years of statehood. The Tennessee State Library and Archives, adjacent to the Tennessee State Museum and Bicentennial Mall Park, are hosting free celebrations this week to which the public is invited.

“Our Statehood Day events will bring history alive. I hope you join the celebration and discover something new about our great state,” said Tre Hargett, Secretary of State for Tennessee.

TSLA will display the three original Tennessee constitutions in its lobby, which will be guarded by the Tennessee Highway Patrol Honor Guard.

Those interested can visit them on June 1st and June 4th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

TSLA also presents a new exhibit featuring “rarely seen” historical documents such as the Cumberland Compact and the 1827 Constitution of the Cherokee Nation.

On June 4th, TSLA is hosting a family-friendly celebration that will include a children’s scavenger hunt, live music, games, crafts, historical reenactments and more.

The Tennessee State Museum is not only celebrating Statehood Day, but also its 85th anniversary.

On June 1 at 11:30 am, the museum’s executive director, Ashley Howell, will deliver a keynote address entitled “85 Years of Tennessee Treasures.” This happens in the museum’s Digital Learning Center.

Bicentennial Park tours, historical games on the lawn, arts and crafts and storytelling are also available.

Click this link to view the Museum’s Statehood Day schedule.

For more information about the TSLA event, click here.

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For details on Bicentennial Park see this link.

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