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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Chris Small and Daniel Luther portray Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson discussing Tennessee during the Civil War. 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
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
Teachers investigated how their local community was impacted by forces from the North and South during the Civil War. Activities and materials were tied to Common Core State Standards. Read more
The Wesley Heights Community Choir presents slave songs and spirituals to the public during an August 8th Emancipation Day celebration. Read more
Did You Know?
In 1868, Andrew Johnson signed the Navajo Treaty which allowed native people to return to their land in NE Arizona and New Mexico and SE Utah. Part of the land now comprises Canyon De Chelly National Monument.