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The Battle of Franklin and American Memory History Symposium

October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am - October 22, 2016 @ 7:30 am

Dates: October 20 – 22

Through lectures, panel discussions, and tours of the battlefield and historic homes, the symposium will offer an in-depth look at the Civil War in 1864 and the long post-war years. Attendees will learn about the events leading up to the Battle of Franklin, the battle itself, and civilian perspectives. The long path to our modern times will also be covered. This symposium will allow guests to learn about these pivotal moments in American history in a unique way.

All proceeds from this symposium are directed to help save the Carter House Outbuildings.

A century and a half ago November 30 became an indelible part of Franklin’s history. Since 1951 when the The Carter House was saved and subsequently opened to the public, there have been many people and groups that have worked to preserve this important story. Through attending this symposium October 20-22nd, 2016, you too are helping repair these historic buildings, open them to the public and broaden our daily presentation of the battle, the Carter family and slavery.

Tentative Itinerary

Thursday, October 20
Opening Reception at Carter House, 5:30 pm – 7pm

Friday, October 21
Breakfast and Lightning Round Speakers, 7:30 am
Columbia & Spring Hill Battlefield Tours, 9 am – 3:30 pm
Dinner at Carnton with speakers Sam Hood, author of two books on General John Bell Hood, and Dr. Carroll Van West, State Historian., 6:30 pm

Saturday, October 22
Breakfast and Lightning Round Speakers, 7:30 am
Franklin Battlefield Tours, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Hors d’oeuvres at Drury, 6:30 pm

Please visit website to register and for more information. 


October 20, 2016 @ 7:30 am
October 22, 2016 @ 7:30 am