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STAFF REPORTS

The Battle of Franklin Trust will host a Teacher Appreciation Day Saturday for all current educators and school staff, giving teachers free admission to Carter House and Carnton Classic House tours.

“Teacher Appreciation Days grants us the opportunity to thank our educators,” said Eric A. Jacobson, CEO of The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Teachers serve as an important role in our community telling the stories of Franklin and America’s past. They inspire students to take an interest in history and dig deeper to learn the entire story of the Civil War and the Battle of Franklin.”

Carter House and surrounding grounds allow students and other guests to experience the historical significance of the Battle of Franklin through the perspective of the Carter family and their slaves. At Carnton, visitors and school groups can explore and understand the history of the battle through the McGavock family whose home was used as a field hospital for the Confederate wounded soldiers.

Carter House and Carnton are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tours are offered throughout the day with the last one beginning at 4 p.m. Each tour lasts approximately one hour.

To participate in the Teacher Appreciation Day, school staff will be asked to show their school ID. Homeschooling parents are welcome and will be asked to show some form of ID as well. For more information, visit the BOFT websiteor contact Sarah Falck at sarah@boft.org or 615-905-0692.

 

 

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