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"In Unity There is Strength" - Student artwork on display in the Andrew Johnson NHS Visitor Center

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The National Park Service and the Andrew Johnson Heritage Association are pleased to announce that the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site will host the Youth Art Exhibit beginning on May 18th and ending on July 7th. The artwork will be on display at the Visitor Center located at 101 N. College St., Greeneville, TN.

The theme of the exhibit is, “In Unity There is Strength”. The artwork will explore the idea of unity, or the impact of the U.S. Constitution, or the power of friendship to make a better country. Participants include students from sixteen schools in East Tennessee, ranging in grades from kindergarten to ninth grade. In all, over 1200 students were involved in the program.The Youth Art Exhibit is presented by the International Fiber Collaborative. The IFC develops community programs that create collaborative opportunities in art and civic engagement.
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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.

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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."

Last updated: May 30, 2019

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