Education Opportunities for Children

Heritage Classroom

The Heritage Classroom is a free educational program, sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, designed to help students learn more about historic preservation and local history.

We have both in-classroom programs and field trips available for 2017-2018.

Heritage Classroom

The Heritage Classroom is a free educational program, sponsored by the Heritage Foundation, designed to help students learn more about historic preservation and local history.

We have both in-classroom programs and field trips available for 2017-2018.

In-Class Programs

Where We Live: A powerpoint presentation of Williamson County’s earliest history, from the Native Americans to early settlers in the 20th century.

Thingamajiggies: Students will examine objects from the past as they try to figure out what they were used for, why they’re no longer used, and what has taken their place.

Battle of Franklin: A riveting presentation of the Civil War’s Five Bloodies Hours.

Field Trip: A Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Franklin

On a 90 minute stroll through downtown Franklin. Students will learn about Franklin’s founding through its Civil War years and into the 20th century.  Students will see historic buildings, hear about brave and interesting people, and get a sense of how the City has evolved over time, The tour includes stops at a local doctor’s office, the home of a Confederate spy, the land of a very enterprising former slave and a church with Tiffany stained-glass windows.

Margie Thessin has served as the Heritage Classroom Teacher for over 13 years.  Please call Margie at 615-400-3808 for more information and to schedule your program or tour.

Education Opportunities for Adults

2018 Symposiums

We are currently developing an exceptional lineup of speakers for a program launching next year. Check back soon for all the details.

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about us

The Heritage Foundation preserves the communities and cultural heritage of Williamson County. We work with area leaders to continually care for historic spaces, treasured landmarks, and cherished local businesses. In short, we save the places that matter in Williamson County, Tennessee.

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