Science and How It Works

Front page of the Nashville Tennessean from July 21st, 1969

"We've Landed on the Moon!"

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. In honor of that momentous occasion, Metro Archives recently had an exhibit highlighting Nashville's impact on space exploration. Here are a few things included in the exhibit! 

child watering raised garden bed

Gardening with Kids

Whether you have room for a acre mini-farm or a single pot in a sunny window, your child can benefit from growing things! 

mother and child making cookies

Cooking with Kids

There are a lot of little ways you as a parent or caregiver can help prepare your child for Kindergarten. One of these ways is to cook with your child.

Picture of Margaret Rhea Seddon holding a Tennessee sign, in space

Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon - One of the First Women to Touch the Stars

This spring, as we read the 2019 Nashville Reads book Hidden Figures, and reimagine our country’s history together, there’s no better place than Nashville Public Library to explore the "hidden figures" in our own local history. Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon is one of these local hidden figures with an incredible story about reaching the stars.

Anansi the Spider

I Love Bugs!

Summer is a great time for getting outside and exploring all the tiny creatures that surround us. Check out these activities and books to help you and your kids learn more about all the creepy crawlies hiding in plain sight!

U.S. Department of Agriculture Weather Bureau, Daily Local Record of Weather Readings for January 24th, 1925

When Deer are in Gray Coat in October, Expect a Severe Winter

Who loves talking about the weather?! Me, that's who! Did you know the early beginnings of the National Weather Service was actually under the U.S. Army in what was called the Signal Service? Actually it's not that surprising, but what might be is that here in Metro Archives, we have several of their original journals from the Nashville station. Read on if you're intrigued...

 

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