Second annual holiday open house event at the Tennessee Residence begins
NASHVILLE – Governor and First Lady Haslam will host their second annual “Tennessee’s Home for the Holidays,” an Open House event available to all Tennesseans to tour the holiday decorations at the executive residence during the first two weeks in December.
This year’s holiday décor theme, “Tennessee Music,” was accomplished through partnerships with the Museum of Appalachia in East Tennessee, the Country Music Hall of Fame in Middle Tennessee, and Stax Museum in West Tennessee. Authentic pieces and reproductions from the museums’ collections were incorporated into the holiday decorations to represent Tennessee’s rich musical heritage. The museum pieces were supplemented with complimenting ornaments and decoration support from Jim Marvin, based in Dickson, Tennessee. Marvin is known internationally for his holiday design and has assisted in decorating the White House for the holidays since 1997.