In-Person Events Next Summer

Some of the presenters and organizers at the 2018 tent revival event in Knoxville


A word from Tennessee History for Kids founder Bill Carey:

It will soon be a year since this awful pandemic first interrupted our lives. COVID-19 has obviously affected everything teachers do. It has also affected everything we do.

A fall retreat at the Andrew Johnson Memorial in Greeneville

We had planned four in-person events last summer. Because of COVID, we had to make them all “virtual,” and more than 50 teachers tuned into all of them. Then, in the fall, we had 12 MORE “virtual” events on topics ranging from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.

We enjoyed these events, but WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN WE CAN GET BACK TO HAVING IN-PERSON EVENTS. After all, we miss you folks!

A TN History for Kids retreat at Discovery Park of America

Obviously, we will have no in-person events this winter or this spring. However, in July 2021, is our intention to stage SIX in-person, day-long Tennessee History for Kids Summer Road Shows in places such as the Hermitage, the Museum of Appalachia, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Discovery Park of America; and the Memphis Cotton Exchange.

We will announce the dates by the end of January.

A fall retreat at the Carter House in Franklin

Until then, please keep wearing masks; please continue to look out for your students; and please know that Tennessee History for Kids is here to help.

Thank you,

Bill Carey