Events at Fort Negley Park
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Events

Recurring Events

Fossil Finders

This program is perfect for fossil enthusiasts of all ages and experience levels. Join a geologist volunteer the second Saturday of each month from 10 am to noon.

NCWRT

The Nashville Civil War Roundtable meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the third Monday of the month from 7 pm to 8 pm. Join them for scholarly presentations

Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston

Arts & Music at Wedgewood-Houston is South Nashville’s monthly art walk. Each first Saturday, beginning at 6pm join hundreds of others to visit over a dozen venues within walking distance

SUV

The Sons of Union Veterans meets at the Fort Negley Visitors Center the fourth Monday every other month from 7 pm to 8 pm. Programs are open to all.

Guided Tours

Join us the second Saturday of each month at 2pm to learn about the rich 155+ year history of the park from one of our staff! Click here to learn more. 

Upcoming Events

Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston

Saturday, December 1 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Each first Saturday beginning at 6 pm, join hundreds of art lovers as they visit over a dozen venues within walking distance. Since 2014, AMWH has been free and open to the public.

Guided Walking Tours

Saturday, December 8, 2:00 pm
Join us the second Saturday of each month* at 2 pm to learn about the 90 year story of Fort Negley Park including the 155 year-old historic Fort Negley. Join us for the one mile guided walking tour led by a staff historian. Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.

Fossil Finders

Saturday, December 8 10:00 am – 12:00pm
Interested in fossil hunting but don’t know where to start? Join Fossil Finders the
second Saturday each month to begin your fossil hunt or just to learn more. Geologists and other experts will be on hand to guide your search and answer questions.

Battle of Nashville 154th Anniversary: Symposium

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 9 AM – 4 PM
Don’t miss our annual Battle of Nashville 154th Anniversary Symposium in the Fort Negley Visitors Center Theater.

Battle of Nashville 154th Anniversary: Living History

Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10 AM – 1 PM
Don’t miss our annual Battle of Nashville 154th Anniversary Living History Event.

Nashville Civil War Roundtable

Tuesday, December 18, 7:00 pm
Susan Witsofsky, historian, “Stewart County in the Civil War”

Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, December 18, 12:00-1:00 pm

Bring your lunch and enjoy a presentation. We’ll have tables set up in the theater and water for sale in the gift shop.

Tennessee’s Mexican War Experience
presented by Dr. Johnson, Professor of History, Lipscomb University
Today, beliefs persist that the Mexican-American War was simply a colossal land grab for the United States in its pursuit of the doctrine of Manifest Destiny, and that Tennesseans enlisted to protect and expand the institution of slavery. Dr. Johnson notes in his new book For Duty and Honor*, these stereotypes do not characterize the motives of Tennesseans. Through a succinct examination of journals, memoirs, and letters from the conflict, Johnson reveals that Tennesseans volunteered out of a sense of duty and honor—principles that were deeply embedded in the early national period.

*Dr. Johnson’s new book will be available for sale in the gift shop, $40. To pre-order click the yellow button above.