Old House Fair

Annual preservation festival March 5, 2016, at Sevier Park

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Old House Fair showcases products, ideas March 5

Old House Fair

The 2016 Old House Fair brings preservation ideas and advice to homeowners and renovators March 5 at Sevier Park Community Center.

Metropolitan Historical Commmission Foundation and partners present a FREE day-long festival showcasing new ideas, practical advice, innovative materials, and quality services for homeowners to learn more about sustainable and historic products and services.

Exhibitors include companies, retailers, and artists experienced in working with homes of many ages and styles, from antebellum to mid-century modern.

Travellers Rest Plantation & Museum will host children’s activities, and refreshments are provided by the Smoke Et Al food truck, back by popular demand. MORE

Preservation Awards nominations due March 11

The Metropolitan Historical Commission is accepting nominations for the 2016 Preservation Awards program, honoring Davidson County’s best preservation projects.

Submit any building or structure, built no later than 1965, that has been restored, rehabilitated, or carefully maintained over time, as well as well-designed new construction that harmonizes with a historic environment.

Winners will be announced at a public ceremony in May 2016. MORE

Conference celebrates Fisk

The Nashville Conference on African-American History and Culture gathers historians, educators, community leaders, and history lovers to celebrate Fisk University’s 150th anniversary February 12.

The conference, sponsored by Tennessee State University and Metropolitan Historical Commission, marks the Third Jubilee of Fisk University with presentations on the university’s founding, an overview of its renowned art galleries, and performances from The Three Fisk Tenors and the world-famous Fisk Jubilee Singers.

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. at Tennessee State University. Cost is $25. Program and Registration

Toasting the Town

Reception celebrating publication of MHC's new book, Nashville Architecture, September 16, 2015

Toasting the Town

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