E. Patrick McIntyre, Jr., Executive Director
2941 Lebanon Road
Nashville, TN 37243-0442
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The Courier is the newsletter of the Tennessee Historical Commission. It is issued every June, October and February. It contains a feature article on some aspect of Tennessee History, and news of interest about THC business. It is free for the asking.
Brief overviews of the fourteen (14) state owned historic sites, including the Alex Haley House and Museum, the James K. Polk Home, the Sam Houston Schoolhouse and more.
One of the most visible programs of the THC is the Historical Markers Program. This program, which began in the 1950s, has erected over 1900 markers commemorating and marking the locations of sites, persons, and events significant in Tennessee history. This program has been affected by inflation in the fabrication cost of markers so that only a few new markers may now be placed through commission funding each year. However, the commission still places approximately twelve markers per year that are funded by sponsors. Many markers previously placed are missing or in need of repair and the commission's budget for replacement and repair is also small. The commission has published two guides, one of which highlights those markers relative to the heritage of African Americans. Both publications are available from the commission and other vendors. The markers program is an effective means of introducing highway travelers to Tennessee history.