The City of Forest Hills is hosting a lecture series this fall to educate and entertain community residents about neighborhood history. The first in the series is presented by local historian Jim Kay who will speak on “Granny White’s Tavern and Other Neighborhood Folklore” on Thursday, November 2 at Forest Hills City Hall.
“This event is a terrific way to educate community members about the heritage of our neighborhoods and Lucinda “Granny” White, a pioneer and entrepreneur is an exciting character to kick off our lecture series,” said Linda Kartoz-Doochin, co-chair of the Cultural and Natural Resources Committee of the City of Forest Hills. “We hope to inspire our residents to learn more about where we live and the people who lived here before us.”
Speaker Jim Kay is a native Nashvillian and serves as managing partner at the law firm Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert. He is a prominent local historian who has served as president of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society, is a member of the Tennessee Civil War Preservation Association, has served on the Travellers Rest Board of Directors, currently serves as president of Richland Country Club and is an avid historian with a passion for local history and folklore.
Kay will share many stories of Granny White including details about her tavern which served as the only inn between Franklin and Nashville, where she entertained guests like Andrew Jackson. She also had a passion for making brandy. Kay refers to her as “the original ‘Desperate Housewife’.”
The lecture is free and open to the public. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. Forest Hills City Hall is located at 6300 Hillsboro Pike.
Guests may register for the lecture at cityofforesthills. com. For more information, call 615-372-8677. Registration is not required but encouraged.