Fall Fest at The Hermitage Set for Oct. 1–2

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Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage is set to once again feature an exciting mix of Tennessee flavors when its Fall Fest featuring handmade artisan gifts, music and food returns on Oct. 1 and 2. A variety of artists from across the South are planned to display an array of hand-crafted products throughout the festival, including photography, basketry, ceramics, jewelry, painting and woodwork. “This event is an opportunity for us to bring the community together to celebrate Tennessee’s rich history through art, music and food,” said Howard Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage. Fall Fest at The Hermitage is free admission and … Read More

Middle Tennessee Highland Games Returns to The Hermitage

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Discover Celtic culture and ancient traditions at the Middle Tennessee Highland Games and Celtic Festival on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President. “The theme this year is ‘Year of Discovery,’” said Howard J. Kittell, president and CEO of The Hermitage. “The theme and games combined is ideal for the setting at The Hermitage. Visitors can discover the Celtic heritage of Tennessee, more about their own roots and Andrew Jackson’s Celtic heritage.” Some highlights for the festival include: Music: Renowned musician Laura McGhee will perform and serve as the … Read More

Andrew Jackson Foundation Commissions New Film for The Hermitage

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 26, 2016) – The Andrew Jackson Foundation has commissioned an introductory film for viewing at The Hermitage to prepare visitors for an insightful and rich visit. The film will debut – as part of programming designed to commemorate the 250th birthday of President Andrew Jackson – on March 15, 2017. A committee of board leadership and Foundation staff selected Cortina Productions, an award-winning media company based in McLean, Va., to produce the intro film. Cortina has produced videos for notable institutions including the LBJ Presidential Library, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, and the Anne Frank … Read More

Hermitage Mother’s Day Tea Features American Girl Author

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History will come to life for mothers and daughters when they gather at The Hermitage for the Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 7. Guests are invited to spend a day to remember at The Hermitage with Denise Lewis Patrick, a favorite American Girl doll author, who will read from her new book, “No Ordinary Sound.” Patrick’s book tells the story of Melody Ellison, the newest addition to the American Girl doll collection. The story is told against the backdrop of Detroit during the civil rights movement. “We are always looking for an engaging way to incorporate history at our … Read More