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July 16, 2015
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For further information Contact: Alex Haley Museum (731) 738-2240 In Celebration of Alex Haley’s 94th Birthday Groundbreaking Slavery Exhibit on View at the Alex Haley Museum   Henning, Tennessee, August 5, 2015 — A groundbreaking exhibit about the slaves and slaveholders who worked and resided at a distinctive plantation in Tennessee will open at the Alex Haley Museum and Interpretive Center. The exhibit, Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation, looks at the lives of both the enslaved African Americans and…

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April 17, 2015
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When we think of the worst maritime disaster in the United States, we typically lean towards the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1914, where 1,517 died. However, this wasn’t the worst in US history and this one happened 49 years before the Titanic.  The SS Sultana was a wooden steamboat built in 1963 specifically for the cotton trade along the lower Mississippi River. During the Civil War and when not carrying cotton, the Sultana ran between St. Louis…

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March 27, 2015
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Memphis and West Tennessee are known for their Barbecue…there is NO question about that.  That slow cooked/smoked, fall-off-the-bone yummy goodness, and sweet/spicy/tangy dripping sauce, combined is something you can’t beat.  You’re mouth is watering now, because you know exactly what I’m talking about. Now, when you visit West Tennessee, you can easily become overwhelmed with ALL the different BBQ joints.  There’s the well known, now franchised (which are still good) and then there’s the local favorites.  Either way you really…

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March 12, 2015
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Yes: Recycle. Yes: Be Sustainable Yes: Don’t Waste But, that’s not the “Green” I mean.  St. Patrick’s day is Tuesday, March 17! However, many of the celebrations are this weekend! Are you prepared for the explosion of green? Don’t forget to wear green or you’ll get pinched! This day didn’t begin as just a celebration for drinking green beer and Irish whisky, but something much more. Not just a cultural celebration of the Irish culture, but also a religious celebration honoring…

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February 27, 2015
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Are you getting anxious? Depressed from this blistering weather? Can’t find anything new on Facebook? My guess, is that you have a case of Cabin Fever! This weather, though beautiful at times, confines you to your house.  You don’t want to get out and risk driving on these treacherous roads, unless you absolutely NEED to (aka: food, redbox, wine). After a week of confinement, you’re having the itch to get out and explore and enjoy the outdoors…however, it’s 20 degrees outside.  Stuck…

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