Tennessee Historical Commission
Meeting Details: Revised 3/14/18
No meeting scheduled.
The Tennessee Historical Commission met on February 16, 2018, at 10:00 am EST / 9:00 am CST.
The meeting was held in the Multimedia Room on the 3rd Floor of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower, 312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee, 37243.
On the agenda is the final hearing regarding a petition for waiver filed by Middle Tennessee State University and the Tennessee Board of Regents to change the name of a building located on the Middle Tennessee State University campus from Forrest Hall to Army ROTC Building. The hearing will be in the presence of Administrative Law Judge Thomas G. Stovall and the Tennessee Historical Commission.
Written notices and documents related to the petition for waiver should be submitted to:
Secretary of State
Administrative Procedures Division
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa L. Parks Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37243
All written notices and documents related to the petition for waiver should reference the case number: 04.47-150473A.
Also, the Tennessee Historical Commission will determine whether to convene a contested case hearing pursuant to Tenn. Code Ann. § 4-5-223 on a petition for declaratory order filed January 10, 2018, by the Descendants of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Sons of Confederate Veterans Nathan Bedford Forrest Camp # 215. The petition for declaratory order requests the Tennessee Historical Commission issue an order relative to various questions regarding the sale of property and removal of statues and a bust in Memphis, Tennessee. The statues were representations of Nathan Bedford Forrest and Jefferson Davis. The bust was a representation of J. Harvey Mathes.
The meeting will be video conferenced to the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Environmental Field Offices located in Memphis, Jackson, Columbia, Nashville, Cookeville, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Johnson City.
The Tennessee Historical Commission met on January 19, 2018, at 10:00 am EST / 9:00 am CST, to determine whether to review the Initial Order issued by Judge Hilliard, APD, dismissing the Petition for Declaratory Order submitted by the City of Memphis and Memphis City Council regarding application of the Tennessee Heritage Protection Act of 2013 to the equestrian statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest located in Memphis. The Commission determined no to review the initial order. The order became final January 23, 2018.
- View a video of the October meeting
- View the October meeting agenda
- View the Petition for Declatory Order
Twenty-nine members: 24 appointed by the Governor for terms of five years and 5 ex officio members.
- Governor of Tennessee
- State Historian
- State Archaeologist
- Commissioner of Environment and Conservation
- State Librarian and Archivist
- 24 members who shall be equally divided among the three grand divisions of the state
Commissioned under T.C.A. 4-11-102.
The statute authorizing this board expires June 30, 2019 and the one-year wind-down period begins.
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|Allen F. Carter, Vice-Chair||09-30-2021||East Tennessee|
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Tennessee Historical Commission
Department of Environment & Conservation