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Community Programs

Warwick Lecture Series

Named for Williamson County Historian Rick Warwick, the Warwick Lecture Series,  highlights Middle Tennessee history, architecture, preservation and authors. These programs are free and open to the public and are typically held at the LeHew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation. Click on the individual event below to reserve your free ticket.

2022 Dates & Speakers:

February 15

Leigh Ann Gardner, "To Care for the Sick and Bury the Dead"

May 12

Dr. Tiffany Momon, "Black Craftspeople on the Tennessee Landscape"

July 12

To be Announced

September 13

To be Announced

Practical Preservation Series

New in 2022 is our Practical Preservation Series, a series of evenings dedicated to educating local historic homeowners and preservation enthusiasts on common preservation topics and techniques. These programs are free and open to the public and are typically held at the LeHew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation. Click on the individual event below to reserve your free ticket.

2022 Dates & Speakers:

"The Art of House Painting"

Architectural Conservator Grace Abernethy discusses "The Art of House Painting" - Join us as she delves into historical techniques, colors, finishes, and maintenance guidelines for historic homeowners.

"Hospitality and History – Main Street Built on a Sense of Place”

“Hospitality and History – Main Street Built on a Sense of Place”

“Historic Home Renovations”

Thinking about buying a historical home? Whether you're a current historical homeowner or a prospective one, you won't want to miss this event. Homeownership is always a large responsibility, but many are unaware of specific parameters and guidelines that accompany a historical home. Bring your questions and let the experts help you!

5TH ANNUAL PRESERVATION SYMPOSIUM: “PERSPECTIVES IN PRESERVATION”

MAY 7, 2022

Overview
The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s Annual Preservation Symposium brings nationally known speakers to talk about the value of historic preservation.  Now in its 5th year, the event brings together preservation professionals, community supporters and non-profits, local government officials, architects, and developers to discuss why preservation matters and the biggest preservation concerns for our Tennessee communities. (Details and tickets available soon)

Tours

As a family, you can enjoy self-guided tours of some of downtown Franklin’s historic sites, visit our headquarters – the Old, Old Jail, or even enjoy a 360-degree virtual tour of one of historic properties!