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Voyage of Adventure: Retracing Donelson's Journey w/ John Guider

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Tennessee State Museum

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1000 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37243

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In the winter of 1779, a flotilla of flatboats left the banks of Fort Patrick Henry in eastern Tennessee for the Cumberland river valley. Led by a Virginia surveyor named John Donelson, these migrants meant to create a permanent settlement that would become Nashville. Their perilous journey took four months and cost many lives. In 2016, Nashville adventurer and photographer retraced that journey and captured those same rivers through the lens of his camera. His photographs reveal much about human impact on the rivers, as well as a more complete understanding of early Tennessee history.

Join us for this NPT documentary and discussion with John Guider.

Voyage of Adventure: Retracing the Donelson's Journey on May 19 at 2:00 p.m.

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