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03.23.2016

The Tennessean Calls Kidsville at the Parthenon "Bigger and Better"

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Ms. Cheap shines the spotlight on one of her favorite free children's programs in the latest issue of The Tennessean.

"The 45-minute story times feature classic children's stories," she writes, "but they also incorporate the Parthenon's architecture, other exhibits at the Parthenon and myths depicted in the friezes to make the Kidsville experience work on several cultural levels."

Read the full article here, and join us every Saturday at the Parthenon for free storytelling and crafts. See the full calendar.

03.04.2016

Book The Parthenon Speakers Bureau For Your Next Event

A presentation by the Parthenon Speakers Bureau is perfect for civic meetings, garden clubs, and other small groups. For a minimum $25 donation to the Conservancy, you will receive an educational program from a trained volunteer. There are six different slide shows and lectures to chose from.

Contact info@parthenon.org or call 615.862.8431 to book your presentation today, and download the PDF below to for more details.

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03.04.2016

Roadside America Visits The Parthenon

Roadside America Visits The Parthenon

Roadside America, an "online guide to offbeat tourist attractions," recently stepped inside the Parthenon to learn its history, and to visit the largest indoor statue in the United States. Their article offers a fun, fresh look at one of the country's most iconic landmarks.

Here's an excerpt:

Tosh Williams, a docent who was overseeing Athena's hall when we visited, told us that pagan visitors sometimes lay flowers at the statue's feet. A woman, who Tosh guessed was not pagan, once backed away in horror when she saw Athena. Another woman, whose husband held a Bible, wanted to sing hymns to counteract the statue's pagan juju. "She was polite," said Tosh, "but I told her, 'No thank you. You might disturb our other guests.'"

Read the full article here.