If These Logs Could Talk--- our last program of the 2017 season. 

 2:00 Sunday, October 15, on the dogtrot at Wynnewood, please bring a chair.

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Brian Allison will be telling us Irish ghost stories --- 

no doubt passed down by his own Mother who was first generation Irish.      These same stories were likely told and retold by the early settlers who came to Castalian Springs from Ireland and Scotland. 

Brian is a graduate of Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, and has worked in the history field for two decades at sites that include Carnton Plantation, Travellers Rest and Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. He is a graphic artist, freelance writer, and museum designer.  He has appeared on productions for NPT, The History Channel and the American Heroes Channel.  Brian is also author of a book entitled,Murder & Mayhem in Nashvillepub. 2016

Please join us for this last event of the season … bring a chair and prepare to enjoy yourself.  Home made cookies and all.  Program admission $5.00 per adult, or included in the full tour admission.  



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Oil portrait of Wynnewood builder now being restored 

At long last, Wynnewood's oil portrait of our builder, A.R. Wynne, has been delivered to a professional conservator for restoration.  Robin Devilling, Jane Wright, Kathleen Haynes, and Debbie Spero did the transporting to Cynthia Stow's Cumberland Art Conservation just off West End in Nashville on May 10, 2017.  Cynthia is a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 30 years of professional experience.  She specializes in 19th and early 20th Century Southern Art. 2.ready to knock.k      3.removing frame.k

This project is partially underwritten by grants from Clark Chapter DAR in Gallatin and the Questors in Hendersonville.  We will still need matching funds to complete the job, so we invite BLHA members and our friends in the community to contribute to the portrait restoration fund.  To do so, click on CONTACT US at bottom of the page and send us an email indicating your interest to help.


WYNNEWOOD STATE HISTORIC SITE is open for the 2017 season!

We hope you will come to Castalian Springs and visit us.

Guided tours Weds through Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm.

First tour begins 10:00am; last tour begins 3:00pm.



Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association Annual Dinner & Meeting

        took place on Thursday, March 16, 2017  ~ Old Union Church of Christ, Castalian Springs 

What a great evening ... we had a huge crowd of history lovers

and a great program by Caneta Hankins on the Hugh Rogan family. 




This year's Annual CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE will take place on Sunday December 3, 2017


Photo below is from our 2016 Christmas Open House.






2016 was the Premier of the series "If These Logs Could Talk" . . .

following were the programs we presented:

June - Flatboat travel on the Cumberland River by John Cooper, of Cooper Flatboats,  Gallatin. 

July - The Castalian Springs Indian Mounds and the rich culture they represent - by Dr. Kevin Smith, MTSU Anthropology Professor and BLHA Board member. 

August Clothing from the 1830s to the Civil Warby Tonya Staggs of Traveller's Rest. 

September -The three generations of the Bates of Hawthorn Hilland their connection to the Wynne family - by Site Director Rick Hendrix.

October - Re-enactment of a visit from General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry troops - presented by Myers Brown & friends .  Based on a a true incident.





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Wynnewood State Historic Site
210 Old Hwy 25
Castalian Springs, TN 37031

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