Clarksville Tobacco Heritage Tour!

The Clarksville Arts & Heritage Development Council is holding its annual Writer’s Conference in Clarksville, July 22 – 25, 2009. This year a a Tobacco Heritage Tour is kicking off the conference on Wednesday, July 22, and Thursday, July 23rd. People can attend the whole conference, or just the tour (and you can chose just one day of the tour or both). This is a fantastic chance to learn about Tennessee history and to see some of these fantastic, historical homes, many of which will be open for display for the first time. Here is the itinerary:

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 Tour Part 1
9:00 am Bus departs from Riverview Inn parking lot and travels to the Customs House Museum. Presentations at the Customs House Museum include: information and lecture about the Tobacco Heritage of Clarksville, exhibits and power point presentations about the tobacco heritage sites on tour.

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch at the museum (included in fee)

12:35 pm – Participants board the bus for the tour of tobacco heritage sites and homes.

Tour Stops:
Grange Tobacco Warehouse
Oneal-Townley House
Frech-Buch House
Keesee-Burney House
Cooper-Howell House
B. O. Keesee House
Winn-Williams House
Magnolia House Inn

3:50 pm Bus returns to Riverview Inn parking lot.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 Tour Part 2

9:00 am Bus departs from the Riverview Inn parking Lot

Tour Stops:
Rossington-Minor House
Wilder-Pettus House
Herndon-Cunningham House
Upland Hall
Colonel Forbes’ House
Gracey-Tarpley House

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch at the Customs House Museum (included in fee)

Tour Stops:
Johnson-Hach House
Johnson-Tyler House
Tip Top Mansion
Neely Log Cabin
Smith-Trahern Mansion

4:00 pm Bus returns to the Riverview Inn parking lot.

The two day tour costs $75 (prior to July 8), and $80  (postmarked between July 9 and July 15).

One day tour (either of the two days) costs $50 (prior to July 8) and $55 (postmarked between July 9 and July 15)

For more information, including registration information, go to the Clarksville AHDC website.

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