OUR MOST RECENT PROJECTS
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The mission of the Metro Historical Commission Foundation is to support the MHC in their efforts to preserve the history of Nashville. Below are some of the recent projects the foundation has helped support.
HISTORIC INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE AT BUCHANAN’S STATION CEMETERY
Dating back to 1792 which Nashville was a tiny town surrounded by Tennessee wilderness, Buchanan Station Cemetery today stands as a monument of history to the early settlers of Nashville.
MHC Foundation received a grant from the TN Wars Commission to cover the cost of developing, fabricating, and installing two interpretive signs at Buchanan Station Cemetery. One sign discussed the history of the Buchanan’s Station Cemetery and those buried there, while the other discussed Buchanan’s Station, the early settlement station built in the late 1700s. The MHC Foundation also approved funds to cover the cost of the work that went beyond the grant funds.
FT. NEGLEY HISTORIC STRUCTURES REPORT
After the surrender of Nashville during the Civil War in 1862, Union troops commissioned the construction of Fort Negley. Preservationists have worked tirelessly for decades to preserve this historic site.
The MHC received a historic preservation grant for a Historic Structures Report for Fort Negley. The report included some limited archaeology and structural analysis of the Fort’s stone walls, providing a plan for stabilization and repair of the Fort with its associated costs.
FUNDING OF THE FORT NEGLEY PARK CULTURAL LANDSCAPE REPORT
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With a goal of life-long learning and educating, the MHCF funded stipends for the Metro Historical Commission interns whose project included surveying historic resources.
FUNDING OF THE MORTON CABIN INTERPRETATION AT GRASSMERE
Morton Cabins were formerly slave cabins located on the grounds of Grassmere that became the home of the farm manager after the Civil War. The MHCF has worked to fund the interpretation of the cabins.
FUNDING OF THE DNA ANALYSIS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS REINTERRED AT GRASSMERE
The Metro Historical Commission Foundation assisted in funding the DNA analysis of African Americans buried at Grassmere.
The MHCF assisted with funding the nominations to the National Register of Historic Places for three neighborhoods- Inglewood Place, Jackson Park, and Bluefields.