Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Greeneville, Tennessee celebrates 150 years since Andrew Johnson freed his personal slaves. Read more
Staff at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site have conducted training with local partners to share information about interpretive and educational techniques to promote public service to multiple audiences. Read more
Students at a local elementary school participate in multiple programs to investigate the life of Andew Johnson and the Civil War in their own community. Read more
Students experienced Civil War history set to the music of a historic brass band. Re-enactors portrayed Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson for this special event. Read more
Park staff from Andrew Johnson NHS helped a local school celebrate its award as a Top Performing Tennessee School in 2013. Read more
Did You Know?
A successful transatlantic cable was completed in 1866. This connected America and England by telegraph and helped tremendously with international communications. The original cable, completed in 1858, worked only three weeks. The Civil War and financial troubles interrupted the effort until 1865.