Old Hickory, TN
Tennessee Crossroads finds an old school house in Old Hickory, TN that was built to educate African-American youngsters. After its heyday as a learning center, and an amazing renovation, it eventually became a center for aspiring and accomplished artists. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Old Hickory Arts Center.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Mention Pigeon Forge, TN, and many people will think of Dollywood, or outlet malls or amusement parks. But, the town has a history that goes back farther than tourism, and if you know where to find it, you can experience it and even take some of it home. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Old Mill Square.
Old Hickory, TN
With music being such an integral part of Tennessee's landscape, it's no surprise many guitars and banjos are built in the state. Celebrities like Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton and John Fogerty have had some of their stringed instruments custom built in Old Hickory, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Crafters of Tennessee - Old Hickory.
Old Hickory, TN
You may have heard the term "company town." Back in the day, when corporations built a factory, they often built a town to go with it. Such was the case with the city of Old Hickory, Tennessee, which was literally built by DuPont. While it's no longer a company town, it still retains the neighborly charm it started with a century ago. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Lawrenceburg, TN has a rich history stretching all the way back to 1540, when it's believed Spanish Explorer Hernando DeSoto set up winter camp there. Tennessee Crossroads went in search of the city's past, and found more than we imagined. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Old Jail Museum.
Right in the middle of downtown Humbolt, TN there's a restored old building that holds the history of one of the state's sweetest little treasures. And, while it may be small, the strawberry has had a huge impact on Tennessee's economy. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Humboldt Strawberry Museum.
Cumberland Gap, TN
During the late nineteenth century, there were about 3,000 working mills in Tennessee, including saw, textile, and grain mills. Today there are only a handful of these historic mills still in operation. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to keep them running. Tennessee Crossroads takes us to Cumberland Gap to visit a family that not only keeps the town's old mill running, they've turned it into a Bed and Breakfast. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Once in a while, old technology enjoys a comeback, thanks to new, younger audiences. Take the vinyl LP record, for example. Well next look out for the return of the manual typewriter. Hard to believe in this electric-powered, digital world of ours. However, there's a young Goodlettsville, TN man who's playing a big part in the typewriter' revival. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.