I move tonight (or tomorrow… maybe), so I’ve been trying to plan a productive and fun week before school starts with as many museum/site explorations as possible. My wish list of places to cram in to this fun time is as follows:
Sam Davis Home in Smyrna – not only for the awesome plantation and historic house, but also to see the wonderful staff!
Oaklands Historic House in Murfreesboro – I never managed to make it there in my last 4 years in the Boro, so there are no excuses this time!
Stones River Battlefield and Museum – a nice place to revisit, as long as the weather cooperates.
Tennessee State Museum – again, never made it there last time I lived in the area, and it’s free, so why not?? Additionally, I have a friend who works there who may be able to hook me up with a “behind the scenes” tour (fingers crossed!)
Murfreesboro Discovery Center – supposed to be an excellent example of participatory learning and education!
The Hermitage – Home of Andrew Jackson – a giant plantation with plenty of exhibit, and guides in period clothing.
Cannonsburgh, the Pioneer Village of Murfreesboro – I once wrote a scathing review of this site for Museum Practices class at the University of Memphis… we’ll see if it’s improved any. Perhaps this time I’ll spring the $2.50 for a guided tour. Look for a re-review in the coming weeks!
Murfreesboro’s Heritage Center – hadn’t heard about it until today! Seems to be a nice local history museum.
Traveler’s Rest in Nashville – TN’s oldest open historic home.
Adventure Science Center in Nashville – an interactive science museum for kids (of all ages!)
Also – Has anyone out there heard of flood damage at the Fort Nashboro site? I have always wanted to visit, and I hope it’s not too late now!
If anyone has any other ideas of “must see” places, please feel free to comment and let me know! Hopefully I will have some reviews up on here after my visits.