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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Andrew Johnson National Historic Site brought history to life for 1,000 local students during Black History Month through a historical performance on the life of Frederick Douglass. 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
Teachers learn about the Johnson slave family and their descendants today. Read more
Children enjoying trading Civil War cards. Read more
Chris Small and Daniel Luther portray Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson discussing Tennessee during the Civil War. Read more
Did You Know?
Contrary to popular thought, Eliza did not teach her husband to read. She did help Andrew Johnson build on what he already knew by tutoring him from her schoolbooks. She also read to him in the Tailor Shop while he worked.