Maybe it's more of a guy thing, but for many kids, young and old, cars and car culture hold a special fascination. Tthat often includes the hot rod shops and old service stations associated with cars. Tennessee Crossroads met a craftsman in Portland, TN who never got over his obsession with recreating that car world in miniature proportions. Join us Nashville Public Television to find out more about Andy's Dioramas.
Old Hickory, TN
Stained glass is somewhat of a dying art, but for the few artists who do it, it’s a medium that’s allowed for more creativity and innovation than just the traditional colored glass you see in church windows. Tennessee Crossroads met a woman in Old Hickory, Tennessee who’s putting her personal life into much more window panes. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
While a historic old Military Academy in Lebanon, TN is no longer around, the spirit of its founders lives on thanks to a very active alumni association and a quaint local restaurant. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the old Castle Heights Military Academy and the Chop House Restaurant.
When Governor Phil Bredesen and First Lady Andrea Conte took office in 2003, the Governor's mansion was in need of major repairs so instead of moving in, they took on the challenge of renovating and restoring the old home. In the process, tours of the historic site were put on hold. But Tennessee Crossroads visited with the First Lady to see the finished project which will allow for even more visitors. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about the Governor's Mansion.
We've brought you a lot of stories over the years of folks who've felt the need to preserve things from our past, like old buildings. A few years ago we told you of a couple who renovated a general store in Granville, TN. Well now, it's been turned into a music venue. Tressa Bush takes us there for a listen. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
Stained glass is a very old art form; it was first found in the windows of churches, telling biblical stories. Today that centuries-old art form is still alive and well in a little shop just off the square in Murfreesboro, TN. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Southern Stained Glass.
A couple of blocks off Beale Street in Memphis, TN sits an old fashioned diner called the Arcade. The Arcade holds the distinction of being Memphis' oldest café. Nashville Public Television and Tennessee Crossroads visited the landmark recently to find out how this eatery has managed to keep its doors open even when downtown Memphis was a ghost town.
When you see an old weather-beaten and falling-down barn, you probably see it as just that. When Charles Houston Beaumont of Tracy City, TN sees one he sees a fish. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Charles Houston Beaumont - Metal Artist.
Have you ever driven passed an old, dilapidated farmhouse and wondered about it's history? About who lived there and the memories made within those walls? Tennessee Crossroads visited an old farm house in Woodbury, TN, that's been given a new lease on life as T-Cakes Bakery & Cafe from the family that's owned it for a century and a half. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
Mount Juliet, TN
Traveling around Tennessee we've met several folks who followed their dream of running an old time country store. Rufus Page not only dreamt it, he built it. What's more, he's surrounding it with his own old-fashioned village. Tennessee Crossroads stop at a vintage venue called the Circle P Ranch, in the outskirts of Mt. Juliet, TN. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.
In semi-celebration of our 25th anniversary, we've been dusting off stories from the Tennessee Crossroads archives to relive, and here's one Al Voecks put together back in 1988. It's all about a family in West Tennessee who gets swept away carrying on a century-old tradition of making old-fashioned brooms. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more about Hockaday Handmade Brooms.