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ICON Programs

We strive to produce and promote fun, engaging, and enlightening types of programs throughout the year to connect local public historians with each other and with our city's diverse cultural organizations. We host education events like lunch and learns and behind-the-scenes tours, as well as social events like trivia night so you can meet new colleagues in the field.

RECENT and upcoming events

  • 21c Museum at Gray & Dudley Tour
    21c Museum at Gray & Dudley Tour
    Tue, Oct 10
    21c Museum at Gray & Dudley
    21c Museum at Gray & Dudley, 221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
    21c Museum at Gray & Dudley, 221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA
    21c Museum Hotel has three levels of dedicated exhibition space. Fully renovated, the historic Gray & Dudley Hardware Company Building is now the glamorous 21c Museum Hotel Nashville by MGallery.
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  • Tour the Ceramic works of Pablo Picasso
    Tour the Ceramic works of Pablo Picasso
    Sat, Oct 21
    Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center
    Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, 1017 Antebellum Cir, Hendersonville, TN 37075, USA
    Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center, 1017 Antebellum Cir, Hendersonville, TN 37075, USA
    ICON will have a guided tour of Picasso Ceramics: Master in Clay, Part II on Saturday October 21 at 10 at Monthaven Arts & Cultural Center.
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  • ICON Tours Lane Motor Museum
    ICON Tours Lane Motor Museum
    Wed, Nov 15
    Lane Motor Museum
    Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
    Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210, USA
    Join ICON for a tour of Lane Motor Museum on Wednesday November 15 at 5:30. Bring a friend! As an ICON special we will be given a tour of the Vault where the rest of the 540-plus collection is stored.
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  • Votes for Women Room Tour at Downtown Public Library
    Votes for Women Room Tour at Downtown Public Library
    Sat, Aug 26
    Nashville Public Library
    Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
    Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
    Join ICON for a tour of the library's newest interpretive space, the Votes for Women Room.
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  • ICON Annual Meeting and Trivia!
    ICON Annual Meeting and Trivia!
    Thu, Jul 20
    Travellers Rest Historic House & Museum
    Travellers Rest Historic House & Museum, 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
    Travellers Rest Historic House & Museum, 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
    Join us for a quick ICON annual meeting and a fun night of trivia on Thursday July 20 at Travellers Rest Historic House & Museum.
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  • Building a Bright Future: Black Communities and Rosenwald Schools in Tennessee
    Building a Bright Future: Black Communities and Rosenwald Schools in Tennessee
    Sat, Jul 08
    Tennessee State Museum
    Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Join ICON for a special lecture and tour with Curators, Matthew Gailani and Tranae Chatman, of Building a Bright Future: Black Communities and Rosenwald Schools in Tennessee exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum.
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  • Centennial Park History Tour: Tennessee Centennial Exposition
    Centennial Park History Tour: Tennessee Centennial Exposition
    Thu, May 25
    The Parthenon
    The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    See Centennial Park as you never have before thanks to archival images and artifacts from the 1897 Tennessee Centennial Exposition.
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  • TN Agricultural Museum Tractor Show
    TN Agricultural Museum Tractor Show
    Sat, Apr 29
    Tennessee Agricultural Museum
    Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 404 Hogan Rd, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
    Tennessee Agricultural Museum, 404 Hogan Rd, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
    The Tennessee Agricultural Museum is hosting its Spring Crank-up Antique Tractor and Gas Engine Show on Saturday, April 29th from 9 to 3. Come enjoy antique tractors, a touch-a-truck zone, activities for the kids, and more! Bring a friend or the whole family.
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  • Painting the Smokies gallery tour
    Painting the Smokies gallery tour
    Sat, Jan 14
    Tennessee State Museum
    Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Join ICON for a curator-lead tour of the Painting the Smokies exhibit at Tennessee State Museum on Saturday, January 14th at 10:30am. This will be the 2nd to last day before the exhibit closes!
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  • Tour Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    Tour Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    Tue, Nov 15
    Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, 5025 Harding Pike, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Join ICON on November 15 for a private guided tour of the Belle Meade Mansion, followed by an optional Belle Meade wine and cheese pairing.
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  • ICON's Night of Knights
    ICON's Night of Knights
    Thu, Aug 25
    Frist Art Museum
    Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Join us for a private tour and film at the Frist on August 25!
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  • 2022 ICON Membership Meeting
    2022 ICON Membership Meeting
    Thu, May 19
    Historic Travellers Rest
    Historic Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
    Historic Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
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  • Tour of the New Tennessee State Library and Archives
    Tour of the New Tennessee State Library and Archives
    Sat, Apr 30
    Nashville
    Nashville, 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
    Nashville, 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
    Come tour the new and impressive TSLA building!
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  • Introduction to Disaster Preparedness and Response for Museum Collections
    Introduction to Disaster Preparedness and Response for Museum Collections
    Wed, Feb 23
    Nashville
    Nashville, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Nashville, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Join ICON for a lunchtime presentation at the Tennessee State Museum's Education Suite on the basics of disaster preparedness and response for cultural institutions
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  • ICON Fall Meet-Up
    ICON Fall Meet-Up
    Wed, Nov 10
    12 South Taproom & Grill
    12 South Taproom & Grill, 2318 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
    12 South Taproom & Grill, 2318 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204, USA
    Come meet up with fellow Nashville museum people for networking and good conversation! 12 South Taproom has parking, a patio, and a great menu: http://12southtaproom.com/menu
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  • ICON Happy Hour and Annual Meeting
    ICON Happy Hour and Annual Meeting
    Thu, Aug 26
    Nashville
    Nashville, 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Nashville, 7300 Charlotte Pike, Nashville, TN 37209, USA
    Join ICON for a casual get together to meet fellow members, hear what's going on at Nashville museums, and plan for the year ahead!
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  • ICON Members-Only Tour of NMAAM
    ICON Members-Only Tour of NMAAM
    Wed, May 19
    National Museum of African AmericanMusic
    National Museum of African AmericanMusic, 510 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    National Museum of African AmericanMusic, 510 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Join fellow ICON members on a tour of Nashville's newest museum, the National Museum of African American Music!
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  • January Open House
    January Open House
    Wed, Jan 13
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