Commemorating American History

Commemorating American History

There are four very critical days in American history that occurred in April. The Battle of Franklin Trust and the Franklin Theatre have events in commemoration of these important dates.
April 9

Robert E. Lee, Confederate General surrenders at Appomattox, VA, to US General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively initiating the end of the American Civil War.

In commemorationThursday, April 9, 2015 Tour The Carter House and Carnton Plantation on this anniversary for $9 each. This discounted price applies to adult and senior admission for house tours only.


April 14-15

16th US President, Abraham Lincoln is gravely wounded at Ford’s Theater during evening performance April 14th and dies the morning of April 15th.

In commemorationWednesday, April 15, 2015 – Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln – Special Screening followed by Q&A with Eric Jacobson, 6:30 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets at the Franklin Theatre website.

April 26

American Civil War officially ends with Agreement signed at Bennett’s House near Durham Station, North Carolina.

In CommemorationBattle Scarred Special Exhibition at Carnton’s Fleming Center closes on April 26. The exhibit captures the ultimate cost of war and the importance of the Battle of Franklin as a part of our national heritage with over 100 artifacts on display, some of which have not been viewed together for 150 years. (The only day the exhibit is not open is Easter Sunday, April 5th.)

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