Events at Carter House and Carnton provide opportunities for exploring these historic sites in a whole different way. From the Carnton Sunset Concert Series to Blue & Gray Days, there is something for everyone.

2019 Calendar of Events

Check back for more events to be added!

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, February 9, 2019 

Show your Teacher ID to get a free admission to the Classic House Tour at Carter House and Carnton. 

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator 
sarah@boft.org or (615) 905-0692 

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, April 13, 2019 

Show your Teacher ID to get a free admission to the Classic House Tour at Carter House and Carnton. 

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator 
sarah@boft.org or (615) 905-0692 

Legacy Dinner
Friday, April 26, 2019

The Legacy Dinner is The Battle of Franklin Trust’s special celebration of the Legacy members and donors making the past year’s transformational achievements possible, as well as announce plans for the upcoming year. At this annual event, guests experience one of the historic sites in a manner that is reserved for those that have supported the Trust’s mission through their generosity at the Legacy level during the year. This year’s dinner will celebrate those Legacy donors and members that make their contributions between March 16, 2018 and March 15, 2019. 

Contact: Laurie McPeak, Director of Development 
laurie@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

History Summer Camp  
Tuesday through Thursday, June 18-20, 2019  

In these camps (offered in June and July), children will learn about soldier camp life, civilian life during the war, and the families that lived in the homes through demonstrations, contests, trips and prizes. It is an educational and fun experience that allows children to dive into the history of the Civil War. The cost of this camp is $125.00/per camper. Registration opens February 1, 2019. 

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator 
sarah@boft.org or (615) 905-0692 

Sunset Concert Series
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Carnton’s family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect occasion for members of the community to gather on the lawn and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians. The gates open at 4:00 pm and the music lasts from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tickets may be purchased either in advance or at the door. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of delicious local on-site food trucks and beverage vendors. Check back soon for the announcement of our Summer 2019 performances! Volunteers needed!

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event & Group Tour Coordinator
savannah@boft.org or (615) 905-0687 

History Summer Camp  
Tuesday through Thursday, July 16-18, 2019 

In these camps (offered in June and July), children will learn about soldier camp life, civilian life during the war, and the families that lived in the homes through demonstrations, contests, trips and prizes. It is an educational and fun experience that allows children to dive into the history of the Civil War. The cost of this camp is $125.00/per camper. Registration opens February 1, 2019. 

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator 
sarah@boft.org or (615) 905-0692 

Sunset Concert Series
Sunday, July 28, 2019

Carnton’s family-friendly outdoor concert is the perfect occasion for members of the community to gather on the lawn and listen to some of the area’s most talented musicians. The gates open at 4:00 pm and the music lasts from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Tickets may be purchased either in advance or at the door. Guests are welcome to pack picnic dinners or take advantage of delicious local on-site food trucks and beverage vendors. Check back soon for the announcement of our Summer 2019 performances! Volunteers needed!

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event & Group Tour Coordinator
savannah@boft.org or (615) 905-0687

Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, August 17, 2019 

Show your Teacher ID to get a free admission to the Classic House Tour at Carter House and Carnton. 

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator 
sarah@boft.org or (615) 905-0692 

Bootlegger’s Bash 
Friday, September 27, 2019

This annual fundraiser is inspired by the rich bootlegging history of Williamson County. The Bootlegger’s Bash is an event which features all things truly Southern: sampling of local whiskeys, delicious Southern cooking, and a lively band—all in the garden at Carnton under twinkling lights & lush greenery. Make your plans with friends for this casual & laid-back evening to show your support for preservation.  

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event & Group Tour Coordinator
savannah@boft.org or (615) 905-0687

Blue & Gray Days 
Thursday through Saturday, November 7-9, 2019

Blue & Gray Days draws hundreds of school children and adult spectators every year. At both Carter House and Carnton, guests will meet Civil War re-enactors and get hands-on experience with clothes, trades, and weapons of the past. This living history experience is the perfect field trip and great for families. Volunteers needed!

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator 
sarah@boft.org or (615) 905-0692 

155th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination 
Saturday, November 30, 2019

To commemorate the Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin, 10,000 luminaries, representing the casualties of the battle, will be lit at dusk. This event is free to the public. Volunteers needed!

Contact: Savannah Weaver, Event & Group Tour Coordinator
savannah@boft.org or (615) 905-0687 



Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!

 
 
 
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Opportunities are available for sponsorships!
Learn more by contacting Laurie McPeak at
laurie@boft.org or (615) 786-1864.