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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

  • Votes for Women Room Tour at Downtown Public Library
    Aug 26, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Nashville, 615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
  • Centennial Park History Tour: Tennessee Centennial Exposition
    May 25, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    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.
  • TN Agricultural Museum Tractor Show
    Sat, Apr 29
    Tennessee Agricultural Museum
    Apr 29, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    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.
  • Painting the Smokies gallery tour
    Sat, Jan 14
    Tennessee State Museum
    Jan 14, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    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!
  • Tour Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    Tue, Nov 15
    Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery
    Nov 15, 2022, 6:00 PM CST
    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.
  • ICON's Night of Knights
    Thu, Aug 25
    Frist Art Museum
    Aug 25, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM CDT
    Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Join us for a private tour and film at the Frist on August 25!
  • 2022 ICON Membership Meeting
    Thu, May 19
    Historic Travellers Rest
    May 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Historic Travellers Rest, 636 Farrell Pkwy, Nashville, TN 37220, USA
  • Tour of the New Tennessee State Library and Archives
    Apr 30, 2022, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Nashville, 1001 Rep. John Lewis Way N, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
    Come tour the new and impressive TSLA building!
  • Introduction to Disaster Preparedness and Response for Museum Collections
    Feb 23, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    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
  • ICON Fall Meet-Up
    Wed, Nov 10
    12 South Taproom & Grill
    Nov 10, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    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:
  • ICON Happy Hour and Annual Meeting
    Aug 26, 2021, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    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!
  • ICON Members-Only Tour of NMAAM
    Wed, May 19
    National Museum of African AmericanMusic
    May 19, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM
    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!
  • January Open House
    Wed, Jan 13
    Jan 13, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • 2020 ICON Trivia Night
    Mon, Dec 21
    Dec 21, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM
  • 2019 ICON Holiday Party
    Tue, Dec 17
    The Hermitage
    Dec 17, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    The Hermitage, 4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA
  • Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists at the Frist
    Nov 07, 2019, 6:00 PM
    Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Join us at the Frist to explore the first national exhibition of Native women's art.
  • Special Tour of Tennessee State Museum
    Thu, Oct 10
    Tennessee State Museum
    Oct 10, 2019, 5:30 PM
    Tennessee State Museum, 1000 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37208, USA
    Journey to the Tennessee State Museum w/us!
  • Lunch & Learn at the Nashville Zoo
    Fri, Sep 06
    Croft Center at the Nashville Zoo
    Sep 06, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Croft Center at the Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211, USA
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