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Porch Talks

  • McLemore House 446 11th Avenue North Franklin, TN, 37064 (map)

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.

Earlier Event: February 4
16th Annual Black Tie Affair
Later Event: June 17
13th Annual Juneteenth Celebration