Tennessee's 225th Statehood Day

Jun 1, 2021

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.


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

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:

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3