Monday, July 27, 2015

Two Lectures Highlight TSLA's August Workshop Series

During the month of August, the Tennessee State Library and Archives (TSLA) hosts two lecture events of note:

On Saturday, August 1st from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m., TSLA presents Victorian photography expert Lynda Massey for a lecture entitled, "Finding Your Ancestors Through 19th Century Photography." Massey's presentation will focus on Victorian era photography, and how you can identify long lost ancestors through images of period clothing, hair styles, facial hair, and even through details left behind by the photographers themselves.

On Saturday, August 15th from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m., in conjunction with the opening of TSLA's historic map collection exhibit, we invite you to attend an engaging lecture by Murray Hudson, owner and proprietor of Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints, & Globes, as he shares his knowledge about Tennessee cartography. Hudson will explore the history of map making across the entire state of Tennessee, from the early colonial borders, to the "Lost State of Franklin," to Cherokee and Chickasaw territory, and all points in between, in a lecture entitled, "The Evolution of Tennessee's Borders in Maps."

Seats are still available at both lectures. Guests interested in attending these workshop series events are encouraged to register online through Eventbrite, as the number of seats is limited. Parking is available in the front, on the side, and in back of the Library and Archives building. Patrons may register by visiting the following websites:

For more information, please contact TSLA's Public Services at (615) 741-2764 or by email at:

The State Library and Archives is a division of the Tennessee Department of State and Tre Hargett, Secretary of State.

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