In 2019, Blount Mansion realized a long-cherished goal with the republication of William H. Masterson's 1954 book William Blount, the only biography of the man who built Blount Mansion, signed the U.S. Constitution, and shepherded Tennessee into statehood. The original publisher, Louisiana State University Press, granted permission for us to republish a limited number of copies.
On Thursday evening, January 30th, University of Tennessee History Professor Dr. Chris Magra will present a critical analysis of Masterson's work, including possible new avenues of research for scholars interested in Blount and his times. Dr. Magra is a critically acclaimed author and an award-winning teacher who has published two books on the maritime dimensions of the American Revolution.
Our program will begin with a light reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by Dr. Magra's presentation at 6:00 p.m. The cost is $5 per person, and both the reception and lecture will take place inside the Blount Mansion Visitors Center.