This weekend is a good chance to get ahead of the celebrations and study up on the 19th Amendment and the role Tennessee played in its passage.
Plus, there are some shopping opportunities for Middle Tennesseans.
Celebrating the 19th Amendment
The Tennessee State Museum’s “Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote” exhibit is now open and includes artifacts, documents, large-scale graphics, videos, interactive elements and programming to tell the stories of the Tennesseans who played decisive roles in the struggle for American women to gain voting rights 100 years ago.
The 8,000-square-foot, two-gallery exhibition, which will be on display at least through March 2021, has an online component that you can check out before visiting the museum, plus a look at the suffrage movement in every Tennessee county.
The museum at 1000 Rosa Parks Blvd. is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is free.
On Aug. 18, the Nashville Public Library will host a virtual unveiling of the new permanent exhibit, “Votes for Women: The Legacy of the 19th Amendment.” The event begins at 11:30 a.m., and viewers are invited to ring bells in celebration at noon.
For a full list of local events associated with the ratification of the 19th Amendment, see www.visitmusiccity.com/19thamendment/events.
Discovery Center offers free admission
The Discovery Center, at 502 S.E. Broad St. in Murfreesboro, is offering free admission Saturday and Sunday for its Discover India Days. Families will be able to take pictures in front of the Taj Mahal, go on a Gandhi walk and make Raksha Bandhan friendship bracelets. The event is sponsored by the Nissan Foundation. Admission is free, but registration is required.
Details: explorethedc.org or call 615-890-2300
Sara Sells warehouse sale
The monthly Sara Sells warehouse sale of high-end furniture, home decor, lighting, rugs and more at 40%-60% off retail pricing is set for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the warehouse at 8436 Horton Highway in College Grove, and online from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Encores Consignment Murfreesboro children’s all-seasons public sale will take place Aug. 21-25. Organizers had to cancel their spring sale, so they have rolled it into the fall sale, which also includes adult clothing and household goods as well as clothing and other items for children. The sale location is Embassy Suites at 1200 Conference Center Blvd. in Murfreesboro.
Kroger discount for teachers, parents
Through Sept. 9, teachers, school administrators and parents can save 10% on Wednesdays on merchandise, including school and craft supplies, toys, games, sporting goods, housewares, apparel and electronics, from Kroger.
To receive the discount, customers can shop in store or via Kroger Pickup using their shoppers card on any Wednesday and request the discount at checkout.
If it rings up wrong at Kroger
I’ve had several questions about Kroger’s policy that says if an item rings up higher than the posted shelf price, the customer gets the item free. I checked with Kroger officials and found that if the item is $5 or less, you do get one of the items free. Like items would be charged at the advertised price.
If the item is more than $5, the customer can purchase the item at the shelf price and be given an additional $5 discount. Like items are purchased at the advertised price.
The bottom line is to know your prices and watch those receipts!
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Published 6:00 AM EDT Aug 12, 2020