War of 1812 in the Backcountry symposium – Howard Kittell of the Hermitage

Howard is the President & CEO of The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson in Nashville, TN. It is one of the oldest presidential museums in the United States, established in 1889. The Hermitage tells the story of Andrew Jackson’s rise to national prominence, heroism as a military leader, and his presidency as well as the domestic side of his life. The Hermitage mansion contains the vast majority furnishings, decorative arts, books, and personal objects that Jackson knew when he lived here.

Today The Hermitage is comprised of the 1,120-acre plantation and 35 buildings including two antebellum mansions, Jackson’s tomb and garden, the Hermitage Church and preserved log farmhouse and slave quarters plus archaeological sites. In addition, there is the Andrew Jackson Center that includes a museum, visitors center, museum shop and cafe.

Click on the photo below to view a video of his presentation in Salisbury on April 4th.

Howard Kittell of the Hermitage shares the life and times of Andrew Jackson.

Howard Kittell of the Hermitage shares the life and times of Andrew Jackson.

This project was made possible in part by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit  and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Additional funding was provided the North Carolina Daughters of the War of 1812 and the North Carolina Literary and Historical Association.


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