The Sam Davis Home is proud to offer many special events throughout the year. We host events for children of all ages, adults, families, church groups, education classes, and many more! Our events cover a broad variety of interests including dinner and movie nights, teddy bear teas, and ghost tours. Listed below are our upcoming events. If you would like to attend or are considering volunteer opportunities, please call us at (615)459-2341 for more details. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Black History Month Talks
February 20th & 27th, 2016
11:00am - The Life and Legacy of Sampson Keeble
Born enslaved in Rutherford County in 1833, Sampson Keeble worked diligently to become Tennessee’s first African American legislator, serving in the 38th General Assembly (1873). His birthplace, Stoney Lonesome, was less than three miles away from the Sam Davis Home. During the Civil War, Sampson Keeble operated a printing press in Murfreesboro. In the Jim Crow era, he worked tirelessly to help African Americans secure rights. He started his career as a pressman, and within a few short years became one of the wealthiest African American men in Nashville while working as a barber, director of the Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Bank, and ground breaking state legislator.
1:00pm - The Long Road: The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee, 1860s-1960s
The end of the Civil War brought enormous changes in America, but the fight was only beginning for some. This talk highlights the work of Ida B. Wells, the Highlander Folk School, the sit-in protests in Middle Tennessee, and the early African American legislators.
Speaker: Ashley Layhew
Ashley Layhew is a native Nashvillian. She is currently studying for her Master’s Degree in Public History at Middle Tennessee State University, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in History at Tennessee State University. She currently works for the Tennessee State Museum.
Teddy Bear Tea
March 5, 2016 - 10 am - Click Here for Reservations
March 5, 2016 - 2 pm - Click Here for Reservations
March 12, 2016 - 10 am - Click Here for Reservations
Dress in your Sunday best and bring along your favorite teddy bear (or stuffed animal or doll) to attend Teddy Bear Tea at the Sam Davis Home. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 4-10 to spend a few hours with their favorite bear and special lady, whether she is her mother, grandmother, aunt, older sister, or another. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while creating a fun craft for your teddy bear friend. Take a tour of the Sam Davis Home with Sam's sister as she shows you where the young ladies of the house once played and sipped tea. Then, cozy up for story time in the museum theatre! Teddy Bear Tea will be held on March 05 from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-4pm, as well as March 12 from 10am-12pm. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest, excluding teddy bears. Make reservations early as this popular event fills quickly, and you won't want to miss this one!
Young Ladies Tea
March 12, 2016 - Click Here for Reservations
Dress in your Sunday best and attend Young Ladies Tea at the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. This tea party is the perfect way for young ladies ages 11-15 who have graduated from the Teddy Bear Tea age and want to spend a few hours with their nearest and dearest reenacting tea time in the 19th century. Enjoy delectable treats and savory teas while learning about 19th century clothing and etiquette. Then take a women's history tour of the Sam Davis Home to learn what life was like for the Davis ladies in the 1800's. Young Ladies Tea will be held on March 12 from 2 pm - 4 pm. Reservations are required with pre-paid admission of $15 per guest. To make a reservation, call us at (615) 459-2341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Please join us for our annual Easter Eggstravaganza event! We're extending the event this year to take place from 10 am to 2 pm. As always, kids age 0-10 will be able to participate in an Easter egg hunt, and kids and adults of all ages can participate in the crafts and demonstrations that will take place throughout the backyard. Three egg hunts will take place. The first for kids 0-3 at 11 am, the second for kids 4-6 at noon, and the third for kids 7-10 at 1 pm. The Easter Bunny will also be on site for photos with a donation to SDH. The event is weather permitting. The cost is $2 per person. Historic house tours will not be conducted during the event. Tours will resume at 2:00 pm.
For information on any of these events please contact the Sam Davis Home at (615) 459-2341 or through email.
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