Samuel Watkins Featured in Historic Nashville Exhibit
May 31, 2011
The theme of this year's Green Hills Historic Homecoming exhibit, which runs the month of June at the Green Hills Library, is "Hillsboro Pike in the 1940s: An Architectural Snapshot." Our ownSamuel Watkinswas once a denizen of Hillsboro Pike (albeit quite a while ago); period memorabilia is being provided by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film and the Tennessee Central Railway Museum, and Graphic Design studentSara Streseis creating display panels. To launch the exhibit, a panel discussion will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the library (3709 Benham Avenue), 2 p.m., with first-hand accounts by current or former residents of the historic homes on the pike, and historian Paul Clement's remarks about Samuel Watkins, who owned more than 600 acres along both sides of Hillsboro Pike from 1840 to 1881.
The annual celebration is presented by the Green Hill Action Partners, in association with Friends of Metro Archives. The photo exhibit can be seen at the Green Hills branch until June 30 during library hours, and will then be on display at the Metro Archives (3801 Green Hills Village Drive).