Andrew Johnson National Historic Site (NHS) will host an interpretive campfire program focusing on Andrew Johnson and the United States Constitution on September 23, 6 pm to 8 pm, in the backyard of the Historic Andrew Johnson Homestead, located at 209 S. Main Street, Greeneville, TN 37743.
During and after his life, Andrew Johnson was lionized by local citizens of Greeneville and political supporters as the “Defender of the Constitution,” but many of his contemporaries and later critics, scholars, and historians viewed Johnson far differently. In many respects, this pattern of thought continues today. Park Guide Zachary Miller will examine and explain, using examples of Johnson’s own words and actions, why our 17th president was supported and loved by some, but also venerated and criticized by others.
“Andrew Johnson and the U.S. Constitution” will wrap up the park’s activities in support of a national observance of our founding political document – the United States Constitution. Visitors of all ages are invited to usher in the fall with this free interactive interpretive program.
For more information, contact Andrew Johnson National Historic Site Visitor Center at (423) 638-3551.