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.

 

2018 Events

Teacher Preview Day
Saturday, January 20

Show your Teacher ID to get free admission into both Carter House and Carnton on Classic House Tours.

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator
sarah@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Legacy Dinner
Friday, April 27

The Legacy Dinner is the Battle of Franklin Trust’s special celebration of the Legacy members and donors making the past year’s key 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, 2017 and March 15, 2018.

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

History Summer Camp
Tuesday through Thursday, June 19-22

In these camps (offered in both 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.

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator
sarah@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Sunset Concert Series
Sunday, June 24

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 June 2018 band!

Contact: Jayde Jacobs, Event Coordinator
jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

History Summer Camp
Tuesday through Thursday, July 17-19

In these camps (offered in both 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.

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator
sarah@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Sunset Concert Series
Sunday, July 29
feat. Resurrection, Journey Tribute Band

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.

Contact: Jayde Jacobs, Event Coordinator
jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Bootlegger’s Bash
Friday, September 28

This annual fundraiser is inspired by the rich bootlegging history of Williamson County. 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. Tickets are $65 for singles and $100 for couples and will be available to purchase online prior to the event. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Contact: Jayde Jacobs, Event Coordinator
jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Descendants’ Reunion
Friday through Sunday – October 5-7  

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host the eleventh annual Descendants’ Reunion during the first weekend in October 2018. Descendants of soldiers and civilians who experienced the Battle of Franklin gather to share stories and learn more about their ancestor’s legacy. This event includes dinners, speakers, and guided tours of sites relevant to the Battle of Franklin. Registration is required. To receive more information about this event as it becomes available, please fill out a Descendant Information Form.

Contact: Jayde Jacobs, Event Coordinator
jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Blue & Gray Days
Thursday through Saturday – November 8-10

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.

Contact: Sarah Falck, Education Coordinator
sarah@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

Battle of Franklin 5K & Kids’ Fun Run
Saturday, November TBD

Join us for our fourth annual 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run!  Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. This event is pet friendly and accepts day-of registrations.

Contact: Jayde Jacobs, Event Coordinator
jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864

154th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin – Illumination
Friday, November 30

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.

Contact: Jayde Jacobs, Event Coordinator
jayde@boft.org or (615) 786-1864


Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Centre For Holistic and Biological Dentistry

 

Opportunities are available for 2018 sponsorships!
Learn more by contacting Laurie McPeak at laurie@boft.org or (615) 786-1864.