"The Civil War Comes to Franklin" edition
At the Franklin Theatre

November 13, 2014
8 PM
The Franklin Theatre

This night will kick off The Tennessee State Sesquicentennial Commission's events for the Battle of Franklin. 

It will feature an array of Special Guests from the World of Music and the Written Word - including State Historian and TN Sesquicentennial Co-Chair, Dr. Carroll Van West and featured author, Adam Goodheart, historian, essayist, and journalist.

As America marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, Goodheart’s book, 1861, presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began. Additionally, Mr. Goodheart’s articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine. He is a regular columnist for the Times’ acclaimed Civil War series, “Disunion.”

Trust me, you don't want to miss this event. Tickets are $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the Carter Hill Park battlefield reclamation project.

To purchase tickets contact the Franklin Theatre, (615) 538-2076


Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Carrol Van West

Dr. Carroll Van West currently serves as Tennessee State Historian, is the co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, and is director of The Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. West serves on the board of advisors for the National Trust for Historic Preservation and continues to work extensively with the National Register of Historic Places program. He has worked with museum and preservation projects in many other states and has been recently working on historic preservation issues in Alabama, Mississippi, and Montana. He has written numerous articles and book reviews in southern and western history. 

Special Guest Author:
Adam Goodheart

Adam Goodheart is a historian, essayist, and journalist. His articles have appeared in National Geographic, Outside, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Magazine, among others, and he is a regular columnist for the Times’ acclaimed Civil War series, “Disunion.” He lives in Washington, D.C., and on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where he is director of Washington College’s C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience.


Special Musical Guest:
Sierra Hull

Sierra Hull has already earned considerable respect in the bluegrass world, the IBMA’s voting members having nominated her for no fewer than five awards over three years. But as a player, a singer and a songwriter, she also has remarkable range, the potential to win over ears unfamiliar with Bill Monroe and give performances of broad cultural importance, as she’s done at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the National Prayer Breakfast. 



Pre-order A Guitar and a Pen

Pre-order your special AUTOGRAPHED FIRST EDITION copy of the book that inspired this amazing event! We will have all pre-ordered copies on hand the night of the event for pick-up and any additional signatures you may wish to obtain. 

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