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The front of the Andrew Johnson Homestead with a dusting of snow
Andrew Johnson Homestead

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Homestead Status - The Andrew Johnson Homestead is undergoing renovation. The installation of a system to moderate the temperature and humidity levels within the house will help preserve the family treasures for generations to come. While the house is emptied of artifacts and closed for tours, explore more of the treasures at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site through the Google Cultural Institute's virtual tour of the Homestead.

 
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Eliza McCardle Johnson

Discover more about Eliza McCardle Johnson through C-Span's "First Ladies: Influence and Image" series. The broadcast enables viewers to learn more about this reclusive yet quietly influential First Lady.

Eliza Johnson is credited with teaching her husband to read and write. He actually had the rudiments of an education, and she helped further it along. Andrew Johnson acknowledged his gratitude in some of his speeches.

Nashville's Union and American synopsis from a Johnson speech at Sparta (1853) credited him as saying: "God bless woman! For she had taught him the rudiments of the education which he had."

And from Johnson's remarks at the Tennessee State Fair (1857): "I tell you, my fellow-citizens, the day is coming when it will be seen that the integrity of this government depends upon the education of our daughters."

 
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The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is a fee-free site, but is still a member of the Blue Star Museum program.

Last updated: January 3, 2018

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