Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts is pleased to sponsor four tours during the NACD Annual Convention. The tours are part of Tennessee's rich heritage and current scene.
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Travellers Rest/TN Agricultural Museum/Music Star Homes
DATE: Saturday, January 27, 2018
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Travellers Rest was constructed by John Overton in 1799. A prominent early settler of Tennessee, John Overton was a close associate of Andrew Jackson, a circuit judge and one of the founders of Memphis, Tennessee.
The property was enlarged over the years to accomodate Overton's expanding family and those of his heirs. At one time, the plantation included 1050 acres.
Nashville is home to many celebrities and music stars, on the way home, the bus tour will pass several of the homes including former home of Web Pierce with the guitar shaped pool, Minnie Pearl, residences of Martina, Ronnie Millsap, Governor’s residence, Glen Leven Farm (http://landtrusttn.org/glen-leven/) and many other famous residents of Nashville.
Tennessee Agricultural Museum
The museum is housed in a renovated horse barn that was built in the 1920s on the Brentwood Hall estate of financier Rogers Caldwell. The museum has a priceless collection of artifacts. Farm equipment, household items, tools, textiles, rural Tennessee prints and photographs depict a time from the early 1800s to the 1930s.
TACD has included in the tour: Live demonstrations of Spinning, Quilting, and Grist Mill and of course, music. The Museum is part of the Barn Quilt Trail and one of the barns house the Metro Nashville Mounted Patrol Walking Horses. Boxed lunch included with tour as we drive through streets to view homes of Country Music stars. (A guide will be on the bus and provide information as you tour one of the most elite and historical parts of Nashville)
Click here for must-see items in the Museum.
Traveller's Rest was featured on Tennessee Crossroads which features Tennessee attractions. View the program below.