Environment & Conservation

Six Tennessee Sites Added to the National Register of Historic Places

Monday, September 10, 2012 | 02:23 pm

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Historical Commission has announced six Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.  The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.  It is part of a nationwide program that coordinates and supports efforts to identify, evaluate and protect historic resources.  The Tennessee Historical Commission administers the program in Tennessee.

Standing Stone State Park to Host National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival Sept. 15

Friday, September 07, 2012 | 02:07 pm

30th Annual Event Draws Country’s Best Players to Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Standing Stone State Park will host the National Rolley Hole Marbles Championship and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, drawing some of the country’s best players to Tennessee where they will match wit and skills in what is known as the world’s most challenging marble tournament.  In its 30th year, the event includes kids’ games, marble making, a swap meet, tournament play, demonstrations, live bluegrass music and food.  

Step Back in Time at Henry Horton State Park Sept. 14-15

Thursday, September 06, 2012 | 03:38 pm

State Parks’ 75th Anniversary Event Sept. 13; Ninth Annual Fall Festival Slated for Sept. 14-15 

CHAPEL HILL, Tenn. – Henry Horton State Park will host the Ninth Annual Step Back in Time Festival Sept. 14 – 15, featuring an 1840s encampment, horse-mounted shooters, arts and crafts, country petting zoo, a sheep dog / herding demonstration, bluegrass music, food and much more.  Activities will begin at 9 a.m. each day and will run until approximately 4 p.m.  A special 75th Anniversary celebration will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13.  All events are free and open to the public.  

Bledsoe Creek State Park to Hold Special Music Festival September 8

Wednesday, September 05, 2012 | 11:51 am

Event Will Help Commemorate Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary

GALLATIN, Tenn. – The year 2012 marks Tennessee State Parks’ 75th Anniversary, and to help commemorate this important milestone, Bledsoe Creek State Park will host a special music festival on Saturday, September 8, beginning at 11 a.m. through 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.  

Join the Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee September 8-15

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 12:06 pm

23rd Annual Event to Loop through Middle and East Tennessee Regions

NASHVILLE — Bicycle enthusiasts across the state are preparing for the annual Bicycle Ride Across Tennessee, which will kick off its 23rd year with a seven-day ride beginning Sept. 8 and will feature a loop through some of Middle and East Tennessee’s most beautiful landscapes.