200 S. Church St., Henning Tennessee
This ten-room bungalow, constructed from 1918 to 1921 by Haley's grandfather, Will E. Palmer, has been restored to model the home as it was when Haley was born. Some of the 1919 furniture which decorates the home belonged to the Haleys family. The restored building is open to the public as a museum featuring Haley's work, childhood memorabilia and references to the people who inspired his characters in 'Roots'. He is buried in front of the house.
Other History nearby:
(Henning) Alex Haley State Historic Site & Museum
(Philadelphia) City Hall - Philadelphia
(Wilson) Hampson State Museum
(Pinson) Pinson Mounds State Archaeological Area
02/17 Coming to The Henning area
Lower Town Arts and Music Festival Paducah KY May17-19 The Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah, Kentucky is THE regional Festival for Western Kentucky and the surrounding area. The Festival's mission is to celebrate the cultural richness of this part of the country.
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
Hot August Blues Festival Hardin KY August23-24 Like we always say, if you've never been you don't know what you're missing. It's not about the music; it's not about the lake...it's all about having a good time!! Everything else is just a bonus! Bring your coolers (no glass bottles please), lawn chairs, sunscreen and ponchos, cause the festival is held rain or shine!
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.