From Oak Ridge to Memphis — 6 BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Summer Road Shows!


We had 6 successful in-person TN History for Kids Summer Road Shows in July 2021.

July 12 (Monday)

Summer Road Show on Tennessee During World War II at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. The focus was on Tennessee in World War II, and our guest presenter was Oak RIdge historian Ray Smith.

A photo of our group at the July 12 Summer Road Show in Oak Ridge.

July 14 (Wednesday)

Summer Road Show at the Museum of Appalachia in Anderson County. The theme was Tennessee in its Early Years, and our guest presenters were Sherry and Mark Finchum of Indian Creek Productions.

We were all in a festive mood at the Museum of Appalachia!

July 16 (Friday)

Summer Road Show with a Civil War theme in Chattanooga. We started at the Medal of Honor Museum downtown and ended up with a guided tour at the top of Lookout Mountain by Chris Young of the National Park Service.

To the best of our knowledge, none of the teachers at our Chattanooga event fell off the side of Lookout Mountain.

July 21 (Wednesday)

Summer Road Show at The Hermitage in Nashville. The main focus was on Tennessee in the Early 1800s, with a minor focus on the Civil Rights Movement in Nashville. Besides Bill Carey, presenters included Erin Adams of The Hermitage and Nashville tour guide David Ewing.

We had a great time at The Hermitage!

July 23 (Friday)

Summer Road Show at Discovery Park of America in Union City. The focus was on West Tennessee and the Mississippi River. In addition to Bill Carey and Scott Williams of Discovery Park of America, we heard from author/historian Jerry Potter.

Discovery Park of America is a great place!

July 27 (Tuesday)

Summer Road Show at the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The focus was on Memphis’ Early Industries and the Civil Rights Movement. Presenters included former journalist Marc Perrusquia, historian Willy Bearden, Daphene McFerren of the Hooks Center, John Ashworth of the Lynching Project of Memphis, and Bill Carey.

Here we are at the Cotton Museum in Memphis!