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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.