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.
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.
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.
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.
Nowadays, there's a deepening appreciation for old stuff, and that especially holds true for artists and craftsmen. It's called creative re-use, or up-cycling. Tennessee Crossroads introduces us to a place in Hamphsire, TN called Copperhead Creek Carpentry & Studio where old pieces of wood and furniture are re-imagined and made into one of a kind art pieces. Join Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads to find out more.
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.
We travel down to south Rutherford County, TN with Tennessee Crossroads to go inside an old grocery store that's gotten a second chance at life - Miller's Grocery has become a restaurant, serving up some good old southern favorites. And if you go there on Friday and Saturday nights, you'll be treated to music. Watch this and more episode segments of Nashville Public Television's Tennessee Crossroads.