Date(s) - Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Williamson County Public Library
The National Park Service is celebrating the achievements of the past 100 years. 2016 is about kicking off a second century of stewardship for America’s national parks and for communities across the nation. We are lucky to have a national park not too far away–you could even say it’s in our backyard.
The Natchez Trace is one of the oldest trails in North America. In 1801, President Thomas Jefferson began developing it into a military road, one of the first federal roads in the U.S. The military used it during the War of 1812, the War for Mexican Independence, and the Civil War. The road also served as an important immigration corridor to help form what became the American South. In 1938, the U.S government… began construction of a national park commemorating the old road and its role in the War of 1812.
Tony Turnbow, a Franklin attorney, was recently president of the Natchez Trace Parkway Association, and he has been active in that organization for about 25 years. He has researched the history of the Natchez Trace, particularly accounts of its role in the War of 1812. He serves on the Tennessee War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, and in March, the U.S. Daughters of 1812 awarded him their Spirit of 1812 Award. He has also authored articles in historical journals, and written a play about Natchez Trace history.
Registration is requested but not required.
All library programs are free and open to the public. Learn more about this event or other library program and services by calling the library at 615-595-1243 or visit the library’s web site at http://wcpltn.org/