Episode 3320

Tennessee Crossroads

December 26, 2019

Season 33 | Episode 20

This week on Tennessee Crossroads, visit O'Brien's Southern Diner in Ashland City. Tour the Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill. Make a trek to Short Mountain Distillery in Woodbury. And meet a couple of musicians-turned-luthiers who hand craft violins and basses. Brought to you by Nashville Public Television!

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O'Briens Southern Diner on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

O’Briens Southern Diner

Ashland City, TN

O'Brien's Southern Diner just outside Ashland City, TN. has much of that 'at home' feeling is because of owner Candice O'Brien Beasley, who makes certain every plate that leaves her kitchen passes her personal 'perfection' test. Join us on Tennessee Crossroads and Nashville Public Television to find out more.


Pioneer Hall Museum on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Pioneer Hall Museum

Pleasant Hill, TN

We take public education for granted now a days, but that was not the case back in the 1880s. Thanks to the efforts of northern missionaries, Pleasant Hill Academy became one of the few educational bright spots in Tennessee. Ed Jones recently toured one of the school's original buildings, which is now a museum that pays tribute to life and learning on the plateau 140 years ago. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


Short Mountain Distillery on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Short Mountain Distillery

Woodbury, TN

Tennessee is well known for its distilleries. The Cannon County, TN Short Mountain Distillery that Tennessee Crossroads visited isn't quite a household name yet, but it has plenty to make a day trip worthwhile. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.


Violin & Bass Luthiers on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Violin & Bass Luthiers

Nashville, TN

A musician is someone who plays an instrument. A luthier is someone who makes stringed instruments, and often they do both.Tennessee Crossroads visits the workshop of Jennifer Halenar and Randy Hunt, a place where they stay engrossed in a world of wood and strings. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.