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Tennessee State Museum where history comes alive

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Thomas Wilmer
Captivated school field trip kids at Tennessee State Museum in Nashville, Tennessee

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer reporting from the Tennessee State Museum where he visits with Annabeth Hayes, curator of decorative arts.

Hayes takes us on a tour of the museum as she shares stories of the memorable people from Tennessee’s history

A sampler includes tales of a former slave who became a renowned crafter of furniture, a revered WWII woman’s air service pilot (WASP), the state’s first female county sheriff and mover-and-shaker Tennessee Suffragettes.

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Annabeth Hayes curator of decorative arts at Tennessee State Museum

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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