September Lecture Series

Together the Belmont Mansion Association and The Tennessee Historical Society are co-sponsoring a September Lecture Series to be held in Belmont Mansion's Grand Salon.

This series will focus on the Spring 2017 Tennessee Historical Quarterly featuring topics on Adelicia Acklen, Belmont Mansion and grounds, and her family portrait collection.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Adelicia Acklen: Beyond the “Belmont” Legend and Lore


Adelicia Acklen is well-known for her beautiful home at the center of the Belmont University campus, but most know little about her beyond the house, and a few well-worn stories. In this talk, taken from her recent article 'Adelicia Acklen: Beyond the “Belmont” Legend and Lore,' Dr. Brenda Jackson-Abernathy reveals the character, charm, and place held in 19th-century Nashville of the woman who built the big pink house on the hill."