The African American Heritage Society is pleased to announce four couples who are graciously committing their time and efforts to to support the African American Heritage Society and the Tom E. Murdic Scholarship Fund's efforts to support our youth in the area of education at our 4th Annual Prom Night - “A Midsummer Night's Dream."
These wonderful couples are Kevan & Tosha Robinson-Baugh, Timothy & Maria Gaines, Rick & Gala Murray, and Ralph & Machelle Thompson. Please thank them and support their efforts!
Call Paulette Johnson at 615-243-7751 or Ashley Patterson at 615-521-4116 for ticket information. The deadline for tickets to be purchased is 7-7-18 as available! See the attached flyer for more information and details. The Event will be on Saturday, July 21st 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites Cool Springs, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin, TN.
We are hosting our 14th Annual Juneteenth Celebration - be sure to stop by anytime between 11 am and 3 pm!! Bring your lawn chairs and come have some lunch - kids eat free! Mo Better BBQ & Fish is selling food for everyone else! Plenty of free parking across the street at Johnson Elementary School. See you soon!
Save the Date! This year's Memorial Day program will honor the service of the approximately 300 Williamson County African American Civil War veterans who served in the US Army and US Navy. The SlavesToSoldiers.com website has been soliciting sponsorships for brick pavers in Franklin's Veterans Park to honor these veterans. The first group of sponsored pavers will be dedicated on Monday, May 28th at 10 am. Members of Hard Bargain's American Legion Post 215 will be participating in the program. Hope to see you there!
Do you love food? Would you like to learn more about some of the history and traditions behind African American foods? Come to the McLemore House on Friday, May 4th at 10 am for our free Porch Talk. AAHS Historic Committee co-chair Paulette Johnson will be sharing her knowledge and some of her cooking! See you there!
In the 1930s Franklin Training School teacher, Professor T.J. “Proc” Myers, began a local talent show for his students. Following on that tradition, the AAHS has continued this talent show as a warm-up act to the Black Tie event. It is always fun and entertaining for the whole family. Cost of admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children.
The African American Heritage Society is pleased to announce four couples who are graciously committing their time and efforts to to support the African American Heritage Society and the Tom E. Murdic Scholarship Fund's efforts to support our youth in the area of education at our 3rd Annual Prom Night - “A Midsummer Night's Dream."
These wonderful couples are Cliff and Tashaun Jones, Freddie and Tondalanea Scott, Dennis and Quen Williams and Shedrick and Rochelle Wright. Please thank them and support their efforts!
Call Paulette Johnson at 615-243-7751 or Ashley Patterson at 615-521-4116 for ticket information. There will only be 300 tickets sold on a first come basis! See the attached flyer for more information and details. The Event will be on Saturday, July 15th, 2017 Beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites Cool Springs, 820 Crescent Centre Drive, Franklin, TN
We are hosting our 13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration - be sure to stop by anytime between 11 am and 2 pm!! For the first time we will be raising the official Juneteenth Flag at 11 am, so don't miss that! Bring your lawn chairs and come have some lunch - kids eat free! Mo Better BBQ & Fish is selling food for everyone else! Plenty of free parking across the street at Johnson Elementary School. See you soon!
This Friday, June 9th, at 10 am, the McLemore House will be hosting its first in its series of "Porch Talks" - free lectures by local historians on topics of interest to our patrons. Appropriately, our first Porch Talk will be an in-depth discussion of the story of Harvey McLemore's life and that of his descendants. Tina Jones, a local historian and blogger, will discuss Harvey's early life on a plantation in Spring Hill, his brother Daniel's service as a body servant in the Civil War to the man who enslaved them both - WS McLemore, and Harvey's path to freedom. She will describe Harvey's incredible accomplishments as he purchased land and built the home in Franklin's first African American subdivision that would become the McLemore House Museum, and the lives of his daughter Mary and her children. Please join us and then stay for a tour of the home. Tours are $10 for adults, $5 for children (kids 5 and under are free). The McLemore House Museum is located at 446 11th Ave N. in Franklin.
The African American Heritage Society’s 16th Annual Black Tie Affair will be held on Sat. Feb. 4, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Cool Springs. The organization is pleased to announce State Senator Thelma Harper as honorary chairperson for this exciting event. Senator Harper is a native of Williamson County, born in Brentwood, TN, who has made huge contributions in our state and continues to do so. She has made history in Tennessee as the first African American female Senator in the history of the state and was also the first female to preside over the Senate. She has received many, many honors, awards and accolades for her accomplishments and is very deserving of the honor to serve as Honorary Chair for the society’s annual event. Connie Kinnard, a well-known Franklin native, previously Senior VP of Multicultural Tourism at the Greater Nashville CVC and very successful in her career here and who is now the VP of Multicultural Tourism and Development in Miami, Fla. will be serving as Mistress of Ceremonies. Ms. Kinnard is a cousin of Senator Harper and graciously agreed to come in honor of the Senator.
This event is a fundraiser for our annual educational scholarship fund to be given out eAch year to two deserving High School Seniors in our community who will attend college.This award is named in honor of the late Tom Murdic, AAHS president, community leader and Franklin native.
Tom believed in the importance of educaton and the importance of African American History and its role in the heritage and rich history of Franklin and Williamson County. "Prom NIght 2016" is a prom night for all ages and where many will rekindle some awesome memories of previous prom nights. Its also an opportunity for those who never attended a prom to do so. Come out on July 16th to show support for our youth in the community and their education!
TICKETS: $50 per person or $500 per table of 10.
Music by Julius Fisher
For more information please contact:
Paulette Johnson: 615-243-7751
Ashley Patterson: 615-521-4116