The Big Payback
May 5, 2015

44th Annual Days on the Farm
May 14 & 15, 2015
9:00am to 1:00pm 

Wine on the Veranda
May 29, 2015
VIP 5:00pm to 6:00pm 
Event 6:00pm to 9:00pm 

Jane Davis Academy Summer Camp
June 8-12, 2015
9:00am to 3:00pm Each Day 

Summer Soiree & Annual Membership Meeting
June 25, 2015
6:00pm to 8:00pm 

School of the Soldier Summer Camp
June 22-26, 2015 
9:00am to 3:00pm Each Day

Science of History Summer Camp
July 6-10, 2015
9:00am to 3:00pm Each Day 

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News from the Historic Sam Davis Home & Plantation

Join us for The Big Payback on May 5! 

nity Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day that’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosityThe Big Payback is coming May 5, 2015, and The Historic Sam Davis Home is excited to take part in this monumental event! The Big Payback, hosted by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, is a community-wide online giving day that’s a special occasion to celebrate Middle Tennessee’s spirit of generosity and support the work of nonprofits. This 24-hour online event will help organizations, like this one, raise much-needed unrestricted dollars and bring awareness to pressing needs in our communities. Plus, your gifts made during The Big Payback will be increased by incentives and awards for participating nonprofits, which may help us qualify for special prizes and bonuses. For more information, contact us or visit www.TheBigPayback.org.


Purchase your Tickets Now for Wine on the Veranda! 

May 29, 2015

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (VIP event from 5:00-6:00)

Wine on the Veranda at the Sam Davis Home goes beyond a wine tasting, featuring a variety of wines expertly paired and showcased with foods from local restaurants.  This event not only focuses on wine tastings, but also grants an opportunity to learn how to pair the best wine with your meal and explore the pairing of the two. In addition, guests will enjoy live music from Eight O'Five Jive and a silent auction.

Your ticket grants you admission to the event and admission for a tour of the Sam Davis Home and Museum on the following Saturday, as well as a souvenir glass for tasting to take home. 

A special VIP event will also take place from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. VIP's get a more personalized tasting experience, a Riedel glass to take home, as well as access to the 6:00-9:00 event.

Food vendors include Five Senses, Maple Street Grill, Jim 'N Nick's, The Hammery, La Tavola, Slick Pig's JoJo's Fruit Tea, Legend's Steakhouse, and Lil Cakes & Custom Creations. The VIP food vendor will be Savoy Events Catering. 

Sponsors include Lipman Brothers, LaVergne Beverage Depot, The Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Franklin Synergy Bank, Ace Hardware, First Bank, Smyrna/Rutherford County Airpor Authority, Raborn Insurance, Burns-Binkley Group - Morgan Stanley, Bridgestone LaVergne Plant, Rutherford County Historical Society, Ben & Margie Weatherford, Barbara Vincion, and Cathy & Paul Lamb. 

Tickets are $30 for designated drivers, $45 for regular admission, and $75 for VIP's.

To purchase tickets, please click here, or visit our visitor center during business hours. 


Sign Up Now for Summer Camps! 

SDH summer camps are packed with fun activities that inspire and encourage a love of history. Campers become acquainted with 19th century life for young girls and boys in our Jane Davis Academy through crafts and games. Through drills, campfire cooking, and spy games, campers get to know the experience of Civil War soldiers in School of the Soldier. Finally, campers discover what plants and creatures live at the Sam Davis Home at The Science of History camp. We have 168 acres to explore! 

Click Here for more information about each camp and to register.