Hollins travels to Nashville, for our annual weekend to honor The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle donors.
Schedule of Events
Thursday, November 8
- Evening: The 1842 Society Weekend’s Kick-off Cocktails
Hosted by Caroline Arnold Davis ’60 and Lucy Davis Haynes ’84. For early arrivals, start off the weekend at a private reception with your 1842 Society friends.
Friday, November 9
- Morning: Private tour of the Hermitage and luncheon with author Robert Hicks
Experience the historical mansion and tranquil beauty of President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage on a private guided tour. New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks will address our group. Hicks wrote The Widow of the South which had an impact on Tennessee, heritage tourism, and preservation. We will lunch at the Hermitage following our tour.
- Afternoon: Guest Speaker, Jamie Roberts Woodson
Jamie Roberts Woodson, Executive Chairman and CEO of the State Collaborative on Reforming Education (SCORE) will speak to our group about the changes in education today. Woodson has been a leading figure in spearheading Tennessee’s efforts to better prepare students for postsecondary education and the workforce. Woodson served for more than 12 years in the Tennessee General Assembly in both the House and the Senate. Woodson served as the Chairman of the Senate Education Committee and the Senate Speaker Pro Tempore.
- Evening: Cocktails at the Country Music Hall of Fame with songwriter Leslie Satcher
Enjoy cocktails with your 1842 friends while viewing the major exhibit “Outlaws and Armadillos: Country Music’s Roaring ’70s”. The museum, called the “Smithsonian of Country Music” because of its unrivaled collection, recently unveiled a $100 million expansion. It doubled its size to 350,000 square feet of dynamic state-of-the-art galleries, archival storage, education classrooms, retail stores, and special event space boasting stunning downtown views. Singer/songwriter Leslie Satcher will speak to our group. Satcher has written songs for George Strait, Martina McBride, Patty Loveless, and many more country stars.
Saturday, November 10
- Morning: Private tour of the Ryman Auditorium, the original home of the Grand Ole Opry
When the Grand Ole Opry put down roots in Nashville in 1943, the world would never be the same as the live radio and TV show brought the likes of Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Minnie Pearl, Patsy Cline, and Roy Acuff to the stage and into living rooms around the country for 31 years. After the Opry changed venues in the early 1970s, the Ryman sat empty, neglected, and facing demolition. It took the hands and hearts of Nashville to fight for it, shine it up, and eventually spearhead a complete renovation in the 1990s. The effort saved one of the world’s most significant music heritage sites and breathed new life into a one-of-a-kind performance venue that continues to make history, one night at a time.
- Afternoon: Lunch and tour of Cheekwood Estate and Gardens
Cheekwood is a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum located on the historic Cheek estate. Originally built as the home of Leslie and Mable Cheek in 1929, Cheekwood is one of the finest examples of an American Country Place Era estate. Since being converted into a museum of art and botanical garden in 1960, Cheekwood has presented world-class art exhibitions, spectacular gardens, and a historic estate unlike anything else.
- Evening: 1842 Society Weekend Signature Cocktails and dinner at the Frist Art Museum
Celebrate a wonderful weekend, hear from President Pareena G. Lawrence, and learn news about The 1842 Society and Miss Matty’s Circle at the Frist Art Museum. Enjoy a special tour of the exhibit “Paris 1900: City of Entertainment”. Unlike any traditional museum you have ever visited, the Frist Art Museum has become a magnet for Nashville’s rapidly expanding visual arts scene. Former Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist will welcome our group.
Sunday, November 11
- Morning: Farewell Brunch at 21c Hotel
An informal gathering to come and go as you prepare for departure.
If you have questions, please contact Anna Moncure ’07, director of the Hollins Fund, at email@example.com or 800-Tinker1 (800-846-5371).
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