West Tennessee Historical Society
Serving the 21 Counties of West Tennessee

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2021 Davies Manor Quilt Show
November 5, 6 and 7 from 10 – 4
Admission $10 includes: House Tours, Music, Demonstrations, Games for Kids, and Door Prizes. 
Merchandise and Food Vendors on site.
Quilt Show drop offs on Tuesday November 2 and 3 10:30 – 4:30 at 3570 Davieshire Dr., Bartlett, TN. Obtain entry for quilt show at vendors form at Upcoming Events – Davies Manor Association (daviesmanorplantation.org)

The 2020 issue of the West Tennessee Historical Society Papers has been mailed. All members receive a copy. If you are a member or not a member and wish to have a copy, please contact Carol Perel at prlalx@aol.com.
Our next issue (2021) will be our 75th issue of the Papers. We are now taking submissions for this issue.
The West Tennessee Historical Society Papers is a peer-reviewed journal that invites authors to submit any paper that pertains to historical events in West Tennessee, the Mid-South Region—which includes North Mississippi, the Missouri Boot-heel, southern Illinois, Western Kentucky, Central and Northeast Arkansas, and North West Alabama—or the South-at-large.
The journal also welcomes primary source and document submissions. These may include, but are not limited to, transcribed oral histories, letters, speeches, and personal memoirs, as well as literary, archaeological, anthropological, sociological, and philosophical analyses of topics within the journal’s geographical area of interest.
All published submissions become property of the West Tennessee Historical Society.
Information and questions on submissions please contact the WTHS editor Rita Hall at rita.hall@hotmail.com

Shop, Play & Explore - September 24 – 26
Audubon Park, Memphis
Come shop for unique, eclectic arts and crafts. Marvel at demonstrations by master craftsmen. Enjoy a cool beverage and a bite to eat from our food/drink vendors while you kick back and enjoy live music. Entertain the kiddos at the petting zoo and with a ride on the popular choo-choo train. Parking is FREE. Friday and Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 5pm.
Tickets are $10 adult, $8 seniors & military, $5 children 5-12 and under 5 free. 3-Day Passes $20

The Morton Museum of Collierville History in Collierville presents To Make Our Voices Heard: Tennessee Women’s Fight for the Vote, a new traveling exhibition, on display September 3 through December 3. The exhibition, created in partnership with the Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Library and Archives, explores the history of the woman’s suffrage movement, Tennessee’s dramatic vote to ratify the 19th Amendment in 1920, and the years that followed.
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Memphis Railroad and Trolley Museum is open to the public Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Admission for adults is $5.00, for children under 4-12, it is $3.00, and children 3 and under are admitted free. Senior Admission is $4.00.
The museum is located at 545 South Main Street, Suite 121, on the ground floor of the Central Station in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. The museum is dedicated to documenting the local history of the Railroad and the Memphis Trolleys. The museum provides static exhibits as well as video documentation and railroad model dioramas.
International Archaeology Day
C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa
1987 Indian Village Dr, Memphis, TN
Archaeology Day at Chucalissa is back! Join us between 10 and 3 for crafts, demonstrations, and guided tours. Admission is free and all activities are appropriate for all ages!
The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa, is on the grounds of a Mississippian Culture Mound Complex. Exhibits cover Native Americans from prehistory to the present, a hands-on archaeology lab, nature trail and more.


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About Us:

The WTHS is the umbrella heritage organization for the Western Grand Division of Tennessee. Within its twenty-one counties, it supports historical programs, archives, publications, preservation, markers, museums, and other historical collections. 
West Tennessee Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity chartered under the laws of the state of Tennessee. WTHS activities are free and open to the public. The WTHS does not discriminate in any aspect of membership or participation on the basis of race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or national origin.
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