To promote an awareness of Brentwood’s rich cultural history and heritage; enhance the quality of life through the preservation of historic sites, by providing educational programs and activities; and as a city appointed volunteer board, coordinate with the City of Brentwood and the Brentwood Planning Commission to accomplish these goals.
The Historic Commission’s purpose is to promote the preservation of Brentwood’s historic homes and history. This is accomplished by recognizing and preserving the historic sites in Brentwood such as Ravenswood Mansion in Smith Park, the Cool Springs House in Crockett Park and the Boiling Spring Academy in Primm Park. The Commission also provides educational programs, activities and events relating to the history of Brentwood.
The Board meets on the third Friday of each month at 9:30 am on the second floor at Brentwood City Hall located at 5211 Maryland Way.
Community Relations Director, Deanna Lambert at 615-371-2259
Historic Commission Members
The Historic Commission is composed of twelve members. One person is a representative from the Board of Commissioners selected by the Board of Commissioners. Another person is a member of the Brentwood Planning Commission and the remaining ten members are residents of the city appointed by the Board of Commissioners
|Anne Laine Goad, Chairwoman||615.373.9533|
|Carole Crigger, Planning Rep||615.661.4231|
|Anne Dunn, City Commissioner||615-370-3702|
- Historic Cemeteries – This committee identifies, photographs, and organizes cemetery cleanups. A future goal for this group is to transfer tombstone information on to the Internet and at the Brentwood Library for genealogical research. More Information, please contact Kathie Greaves, (615) 776-2268.
- Boiling Spring Academy Program – More than 5,000 Brentwood second-graders have stepped back in time for “A Day in 1845” -- the educational program developed by the Historic Commission in 2005. The one room school house built in 1830 features a day of learning taught by retired teachers which includes penmanship, arithmetic (using slates and slate pencils), history, recitation, and a spelling bee. For information, contact Carole Crigger at 615-661-4231.
- Boiling Spring Academy Docents – the academy is open to the public on the third Sunday of the month, from May through October from 2:00–4:00. We are always in need of more volunteers! To be a docent, please contact Kathie Greaves at 615-76-2268.
- Historic Markers – Think your home may qualify for a historical marker? Apply here and read the rules here. For more information, contact Todd Martin.
- History Bowl - The History Bowl is held in February each year and is a fun way to create a greater awareness of Brentwood and U.S. history. The History Bowl is an exciting and fun event featuring a fast paced game with four rounds of history questions in a format similar to popular quiz shows such as Jeopardy. The event features Advance Placement students from nine Williamson County High Schools.
- Historic Interviews – “Conversations at the Concord House" and several unedited videos of people and topics pertaining to Brentwood’s history can be found in the Brentwood Room at the Brentwood Library, or on the City's YouTube Channel.
- Fundraising Committee – Have ideas to help raise money for our projects? Please let us know!