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TN History for Kids

TN History for Kids Winter Retreat

A group visits the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange


Tennessee History for Kids is having a winter retreat--an entire day of fascinating social studies inservice training.

Where? The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange

When? Saturday, January 20, from 8:30 until 3:30

How much? $30 per teacher (which includes lunch, guided tour of the Memphis Cotton Exchange and sample TN History for Kids booklets.)


Target audience? Recommended especially for teachers in grades 1, 4, 5, 8 and 11, especially those with interest in West Tennessee history.

How many spots are available? 30

How to register? Click here.



Daphne McFerren (left) along with Bo Taylor at a THFK
event in 2015




Who? Presenters so far include:

* Daphene McFerren (the Benjamin Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis), on the tent city movement of Fayette county




Jimmy Ogle




* Jimmy Ogle (tour guide extraordinaire and official historian of Shelby County), on Memphis' rise to be Tennessee's largest city


Jerry Potter




* Jerry Potter (author and attorney), on the Sultana maritime disaster of 1865







* Bill Carey (founder of Tennessee History for Kids), on:

1) Tennessee's bloody road to statehood and (separate session)

2) primary sources, powerful words and the Tennessee social studies standards

Click here to register for this great event!

Registration deadline is December 1.

Please sign up now, as there are only 30 spots available!