From the Tennessee Historical Commission:
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission announced three Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.
“The National Register honors places that help Tennesseans understand our heritage and what makes our communities unique and enjoyable,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “We are confident this recognition will help retain these unique sites for future generations to know and appreciate.”
Sites recently added to the National Register of Historic Places include:
Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey on Republican gains in state Senate and House:
During the last two years, for the first time in history, Republicans have controlled the legislature and the Governor’s mansion. Tennesseans have witnessed what Republican government can do and know we have delivered on our promises.
Our message of more jobs, less spending and smaller government resonated not just with traditional Republicans but throughout the state in areas disappointed with the Democrat Party.
After decades of Democrat Party rule in Tennessee, Republicans have won the war of ideas across this state’s Grand Divisions and changed the political culture.
The Tennessee Democrat Party has abandoned any pretense of supporting traditional values or conservative fiscal policy. As Democrat leaders have lined up with the pro-abortion, tax and spend liberals in Washington, D.C, their voters have responded to our message of lower taxes, balance budgets and economic growth.
The historical majorities we achieved tonight are a culmination of years of hard work and responsible governance. Republicans have many successes under our belt but there is still much left to do.
I look forward to working with newly-elected and current members of the legislature, as well our Gov. Bill Haslam and Speaker Beth Harwell, as we continue on the path of responsible, conservative governance for Tennessee.”
News release from governor’s office:
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Historical Commission today announced 28 grants to support the preservation of historic and archaeological sites, districts and structures.
“History becomes real when you visit these sites, and it matters that the state helps reflect on and protects its historic places,” Haslam said. “Today’s announcement represents more than $600,000 in assistance to communities across the state, ensuring that Tennessee’s rich history will continue to be shared with future generations.”
This year’s selection process emphasized projects conducting architectural, archaeological and historic site surveys. Such projects are designed to identify and to record historic districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects built before 1960 that are significant to Tennessee’s history.
News release from Tennessee Historical Commission:
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced seven Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources. The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.
“These listings highlight some of the diverse places that tell the story of Tennessee’s unique history,” said Patrick McIntyre, executive director of the Tennessee Historical Commission. “Our office is proud of its role in ensuring recognition of these time-honored places that help give Tennesseans a sense of pride in their communities.”
First Lady of Tennessee Crissy Haslam came “home” Monday to belatedly celebrate Knoxville’s 220th birthday and to praise Knox County’s historic house museums, reports the News Sentinel.
Haslam spoke at a luncheon fundraiser held by the Historic Homes of Knoxville. About 160 people attended the event that grossed some $7,100 for HHK.
The group is a partnership of six Knox County historic homes open to the public. Those homes are Blount Mansion, Crescent Bend House & Gardens, Ramsey House, James White’s Fort, Mabry-Hazen House and the Marble Springs State Historic Site.
The structures range from those built in the late 18th century to those built in the 19th century. Knoxville marks its founding on Oct. 3, 1791. That’s when James White sold one-half acre lots to establish the town.
Haslam moved into the Tennessee governor’s mansion in Nashville from Knoxville when her husband, former Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, was elected governor. That residence, built in 1929 as a private home and acquired by the state later, was renovated during the administration of Haslam’s predecessor, Phil Bredesen.
Crissy Haslam is heading an effort to restore the property’s gardens and landscaping using private funds.