2018 Gala - Gondolas and Grottos

In 1897, Centennial Park welcomed the world to Nashville. In 2018, Nashville welcomes the world to Centennial Park.The Centennial Exposition of 1897 established Nashville for the ingenuity that defines it still. A showcase of modern ideas, it attracted two million people by horse, carriage and train and projected the promise of a new century. Journey with us as we bring this momentous epoch into the present with our Gala theme Then & Now: Gondolas and Grottos hailing the 1897 re-creation of Venice’s Rialto Bridge over Lake Watauga and the Blue Grotto Restaurant acknowledging colorful Capri.

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