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Tennessee's 225th Statehood Day

On June 1st, 1796, after months of debate and deal-making, Tennessee became the 16th state in the union. In honor of the state’s 225th birthday, WUOT’s Chrissy Keuper got a brief history from Michael Jordan at Knoxville’s Blount Mansion.


Credit Photo by Michael Jordan
Statehood Desk restorer James Hooper with Blount Mansion Executive Director David Hearnes.

In honor of the 225th anniversary, James Hooper is restoring the Statehood Desk at Blount Mansion. He is also the conservator for the historic Ramsey House

Links to his restoration diary are below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHO_UlQ54gs">Episode 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDanRFqiWKc">Episode 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_kS468MrEY">Episode 3

Chrissy served as WUOT's News Director and host of monthly public affairs talk show Dialogue from late 2021 to early 2023. Her first job with the station was as weekend student announcer while earning her bachelor's in Anthropology from the University of Tennessee. She had previously been the station's local host for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered news programs; occasionally filled in as host for WUOT's Morning and Afternoon Concerts; and won multiple awards for her interviews, feature stories, and Dialogue.
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