Upcoming Event

Film Screening of "40 Years on The Farm"

On Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m., a free viewing of a film about The Farm, 40 Years on The Farm, will be shown. The film was produced by Randy Rudder and Douglas Stevenson, assistant producer. The screening will be followed by a presentation and a book-signing by Stevenson. He became a member of The Farm community in 1973 and has been associated with the group ever since.

40 Years on The Farm, which made its broadcast premiere on Nashville Public Television in August, takes a look at the longest-running commune turned cooperative community in America.

The 60-minute documentary features an interview with Stephen Gaskin, founder of The Farm, who died in July. Gaskin, while working as a English teacher at San Francisco State University, organized a Monday night philosophy club – where discussions focused on how psychedelic experiences relate to religions – that turned into The Farm movement. As more hippies congregated on the West Coast, Gaskin and his new “followers” found their California home too decadent, so they formed a caravan and left for Tennessee with 300 or so of them arriving in 1971.

The Farm display is part of an exhibit entitled,Tennessee’s Intentional Communities: Examining The Farm, Nashoba, Rugby, and Ruskin. It is a look at four unique social living experiments that existed in Tennessee during the past 180 years.

Click here to see a preview.

 





tn4me

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

 





tn4me

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