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Tennessee Crossroads

August 13, 2020

Season 34 | Episode 07

This week on Tennessee Crossroads, meet The Chestnut Group of plein air painters. Explore a rustic retreat known for great dining. See what we can dig up at the Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History in Murfreesboro. Finally, get to know a Tennessee man who designs and creates custom-made saddles. Brought to you by Nashville Public Television!

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Chestnut Group Painters on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Chestnut Group Painters

Nashville, TN

You've probably heard the saying that the pen is mightier than the sword. Our first story proves that the brush is sometimes mightier than the bulldozer. Miranda Cohen recently met a group of painters that use their talents, not only to create beautiful works of art, but to preserve historic landmarks. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more the story of The Chestnut Group.

The Outpost on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

The Outpost

Savannah, TN

Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to visit a little piece of paradise near Pickwick Dam in Southwest Tennessee. Jay and Cher Harrison built it in 2011 and named it The Outpost. Acclaimed for its delicious dining, it's also evolved into a unique, complete family getaway.

Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History

Murfreesboro, TN

When you hear the term "museum of natural history," you might think of Washington D.C., New York, or even London. But what about Murfreesboro, TN? That's right. Middle Tennessee has had its own Museum of Natural History since 2014. Tennessee Crossroads uncovered this hidden gem, and brings you the story. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.

Jay Bauman -  Saddlemaker on NPT's Tennessee Crossroads

Jay Bauman – Saddlemaker

Monterey, TN

If you have an idea you believe in, sometimes you just have to go ahead and try it, even if others doubt you.That's what Jay Bauman did. Jay is an artist and craftsman born into a family of leather workers, who made fine belts and holsters. But, when Jay saw leather, he didn't see belts and holsters; he saw saddles. So, Jay took the trail less ridden and now his saddles are sought by horse owners from across the country. Tennessee Crossroads recently traveled to the community of Muddy Pond to watch Jay at work..