Our Christmas Open House on sunday, Dec 3, was such a lovely event, this year including Wynnewood, Hawthorn Hill, and the Rogan stone cottage in Bledsoe's Lick Historical Park.  Reportedly, close to four hundred visitors enjoyed our slice of history.  Special thanks to Robin Devilling who organizes the event, all our period-dressed docents, the BLHA volunteers who so tastefully decorate Wynnewood inside and out, and all those who baked and served the homemade sweets.  Also thanks to members of the Bate family who hosted at Hawthorn Hill and to Jane Wright for organizing volunteers and hosting at Rogan House.  Well Done!  

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Oil portrait of Wynnewood builder now being restored 

At long last, Wynnewood's oil portrait of our builder, A.R. Wynne, has been delivered to a professional conservator for restoration.  Robin Devilling, Jane Wright, Kathleen Haynes, and Debbie Spero did the transporting to Cynthia Stow's Cumberland Art Conservation just off West End in Nashville on May 10, 2017.  Cynthia is a fellow of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 30 years of professional experience.  She specializes in 19th and early 20th Century Southern Art. 2.ready to knock.k      3.removing frame.k

This project is partially underwritten by grants from General Jethro Sumner Chapter DAR in Gallatin and the Questors in Hendersonville.  We will still need matching funds to complete the job, so we invite BLHA members and our friends in the community to contribute to the portrait restoration fund.  To do so, click on CONTACT US at bottom of the page and send us an email indicating your interest to help.


WYNNEWOOD STATE HISTORIC SITE is now closed for the 2017 season.

We hope to see you when we open in March 2018.



Bledsoe’s Lick Historical Association Annual Dinner & Meeting

        took place on Thursday, March 16, 2017  ~ Old Union Church of Christ, Castalian Springs 

What a great evening ... we had a huge crowd of history lovers

and a great program by Caneta Hankins on the Hugh Rogan family. 


016 was the Premier of the series "If These Logs Could Talk" . . .

following were the programs we presented:

June - Flatboat travel on the Cumberland River by John Cooper, of Cooper Flatboats,  Gallatin. 

July - The Castalian Springs Indian Mounds and the rich culture they represent - by Dr. Kevin Smith, MTSU Anthropology Professor and BLHA Board member. 

August Clothing from the 1830s to the Civil Warby Tonya Staggs of Traveller's Rest. 

September -The three generations of the Bates of Hawthorn Hilland their connection to the Wynne family - by Site Director Rick Hendrix.

October - Re-enactment of a visit from General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry troops - presented by Myers Brown & friends .  Based on a a true incident.





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210 Old Hwy 25
Castalian Springs, TN 37031

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