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The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission

For more information on the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission, please contact Sharon.Dennis@tn.gov or (615) 253-0113
The Douglas Henry State Museum Commission was created with a primary function to oversee the operations of the state museum. The Commission is also entrusted by statute with establishing the strategic direction of the museum, with an emphasis on the educational and cultural enrichment of the citizens of this state. As such, it is the mission of the Commission to work to ensure that the citizens of this state have access and exposure to the museum collections and special changing exhibits, and that current collections are preserved appropriately and exposed to the public. Further, it is the mission of the Commission to work to ensure that future acquisitions are made in a deliberate manner in support of the mission and goals of the museum, for the purpose of the educational and cultural enrichment of citizens of the state.
 
Above: Governor and First Lady Crissy Haslam; Jane Smith and Chairman Thomas S. Smith, A Tennessee Waltz 2016
 
Governor Bill Haslam's Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new Tennessee State Museum on April 6, 2016.
Left to Right: Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, Governor Bill Haslam, House Speaker Beth Harwell, TSM Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezzell, Deputy Speaker Steve McDaniel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham and Senator Emeritus Douglas S. Henry.
Members of the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission, July 11, 2016.
Top Row: Walter Knestrick, Thomas S. Smith, Nancy De Friece, Speaker Beth Harwell, Ex-officio Bob Buchanan, Representative Charles Sargent, Pete Claussen
Front Row: Harbert Alexander, Deanie Parker, Senator Douglas Henry, Executive Director Lois Riggins-Ezzell, Deputy Speaker Steve McDaniel
 
 
Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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Tennessee State Museum
505 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243-1120
FREE ADMISSION
 
Open: Tuesday - Saturday:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Closed: Mondays and four holidays: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
(615) 741-2692
TOLL-FREE: 800-407-4324
museuminfo@tnmuseum.org

 

 

 

 
 
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