If you've ever had trouble figuring out how to get conversations started at the dinner tablethen you'l have no problem at Bea's Restaurant in Chattanooga, TN since you almost have to speak to the people at your table if you're going to get your fill. As Tennessee Crossroads found out, when you go to Bea's it's helpful to have brushed up on you "Lazy Susan Operators Manual." Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Old Hickory, TN
Tennessee Crossroads finds an old school house in Old Hickory, TN that was built to educate African-American youngsters. After its heyday as a learning center, and an amazing renovation, it eventually became a center for aspiring and accomplished artists. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Old Hickory Arts Center.
The next time you cross over the Wilson County-Smith County line be on line lookout for the Watermelon Moon Farm. You won't find watermelons or farming, but you will find a rural hideaway that's relaxing and rejuvenating. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Williamson County Tennessee has experienced tremendous growth and changes in the past decade. Malls and subdivisions now dot the landscape where once farmers tended crops and cattle grazed. For a look back into the country's rural part, Tennessee Crossroads took a tour through the Williamson County Museum that opened recently in downtown Franklin, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
When I mention the songs "California Dreamin", "Suspicious Minds" or Stand by Your Man", you can probably spout off the singer's name. But do you know who "played" on those songs? The musicians are often the unsung heroes of the music industry yet we wouldn't have music if it wasn't for those who play the instruments. Tammi Arender discovered a museum in downtown Nashville, TN which pays homage to those who've recorded some of the most famous songs in history, at a time when it was more about talent than technology. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
The thought of going to a botanical garden in the middle of winter might not make much sense, unless you are headed to the Huntsville, Alabama and the Botanical Garden there. As Tennessee Crossroads found out that at this time of the year the place sprouts a whole new crop of beautiful things all designed to make a Christmastime brighter. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Galaxy of Lights.
Tracy City, TN
Think of a time when mowing, not just your yard but a whole field, was done by hand. While that seems like an almost impossible task, many people still prefer to do it that way. And for those people, no place in Tennessee is more important than Tracy City, TN because, as Tennessee Crossroads found out, that's the home of one of the oldest scythe makers in the country. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Marugg Scythes.
When you start a collection, you never know how things will go. Sometimes your collection grows so big there is hardly enough room in your house for anything else. Then what? Well, maybe you decide to create a museum to house your treasures. That's how the Museum of Appalachia came into being back in 1969. It's grown quite a bit since then. Tennessee Crossroads paid a visit to Clinton in East Tennessee to find out about the latest chapter in the museum's history. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.