September 2018 Newsletter

News and Information

Andrew Johnson Heritage Association

September 2018

AJHA Supports Educational Programs at Andrew Johnson National Historic Site for 2019

            The Board of AJHA has approved supporting two educational programs at AJNHS in 2019.

Your Association is sponsoring five performances of the Bright Star Theater, four day time programs for schools and an evening performance for the general public. The new performance is entitled, ”North by Night: More Heroes of the Underground Railroad.” The program for the schools will be offered on February 28 and Friday March 1. The evening performance will be on Thursday February 28. More information will be sent out after the first of the year.

AJHA is also sponsoring “Art In The Park.” This national program will give area students the opportunity to develop works of art based on a Park selected theme, and have them displayed at the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site. More information will follow.

The Association is also providing bottled water for AJNHS volunteers in 2019.

New Board Members

We welcome three new members to the Board of Directors.

Steve Tunnell – Steve is from Mosheim and taught for 13 years at Mosheim School. He then served as Ass’t. Principal at West Greene High School for 2 years and then was Principal for 5 years. This year he stepped down to return to his first love, teaching history at Chuckey-Doak Middle.

Caleb Julian – Caleb is a native of the county and is a Management Associate/Lender with Andrew Johnson Bank. He lives in Mohawk and is a real history and education advocate.

Jeanne Stokes – Jeanne is a long-time member of the Association and serves as Director of the TRIO Program at Tusculum University. She has been at Tusculum since 1989. She is responsible for five U.S. Department of Education grants that serve area middle school and high school students. The goal of the program is to help students complete high school, enter, and graduate from college.

These new members join Dr. Don Sexton, Bill Onkst, Joyce Doughty, and George Collins in helping move your Association forward.

We want to thank Joyce Doughty for serving as President for the last two years. She “retired” from that position effective June 30th.

“Can there be nothing done to advance the great cause of education?”

-Governor Andrew Johnson: 1853

News and Information is published quarterly for supporters of The Andrew Johnson Heritage Association, a non-profit (501 c-3) organization. Founded in 1982 by the great-granddaughter of President Andrew Johnson, Margaret Johnson Patterson Bartlett, the mission of the Association is to continue the legacy of Andrew Johnson particularly in his support of public history education. For information contact the Association at Box 5971, Greeneville, TN 37743.