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 educational weekend 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 20-22rd, 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.
We also have a payment option of $250 up front and the balance of $200 due by Sept 30. If you choose to do this payment plan you must contact Brittany Mayfield or Meagan Wuest at 615-794-0903.