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“This Used to Be Nashville” Book Signing

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"This Used to Be Nashville" Book Signing, Belmont Mansion Nashville

Nashville, July 12, 2022 – First settled in 1779, Nashville has grown into what the New York Times calls America’s “It City.” From frontier outpost to cosmopolitan city of today, Nashville has a rich history to celebrate. Have you ever wandered through Nashville and wondered about the stories of the different buildings? This Used to Be Nashville is your photographic journey into the past to learn the histories behind the places.

Learn about the Ryman Auditorium, which started as a religious revival hall, and the seamy Climax Saloon, which is now a boutique hotel. Greenbrier Distillery, once the very dominant Tennessee whiskey brand, closed in 1908 due to state prohibition, but it was reborn when descendants of the original family found their roots and relaunched the brand with the original formula. Visit Belmont Mansion, the home of one of the country’s wealthiest women and now the crown jewel of a university campus.

Local historian and retired curator James Hoobler brings together an impressive collection of stories of the highs and lows of the past in what is now one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations. You’ll never look at a building in Nashville the same way again.

Visit Belmont Mansion on August 21, 2022, and learn more about the city’s hidden architectural stories when Mr. Hoobler presents his discoveries during a free book signing event from 4 – 5:30 pm. Directions to Belmont Mansion can be found on the website, www.belmontmansion.com

Belmont Mansion

Belmont Mansion, a house museum in Tennessee, is one of the few nineteenth century homes whose history revolves around the life of a woman, Adelicia Hayes Franklin Acklen Cheatham. Born on March 15, 1817, into a prominent Nashville family, she wed three times, had 10 children and became one of the country’s wealthiest women. Today the Belmont Mansion Association runs the museum which shares the story of all who lived there and continues the restoration of the house. The Association’s work is funded by admissions, membership, fundraising events, corporate and private donations, and venue rental services.


August 21
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Belmont Mansion
17th Avenue & Acklen Avenue
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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