HISTORIC TRAVELLERS REST ANNOUNCES BATTLEFIELD BOURBON DINNER
Travel back in time for this historic night of bourbon and storytelling
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Historic Travellers Rest is proud to announce the Battlefield Bourbon Dinner presented by Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant on Thursday, Oct. 13 at the plantation. Special guests of the event include New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks, Battle of Nashville historian Jim Kay and Civil War historian and New York Times bestselling non-fiction author James Lee McDonough.
Travellers Rest served as headquarters for Confederate General John Bell Hood in 1864, when the Confederate Army of Tennessee returned to Union occupied Nashville. This event will help Nashville preserve the property’s historical footprint for years to come.
Robert Hicks will speak at the event and sign copies of his newest novel, “The Orphan Mother.” Hicks will also autograph and sign bottles of a limited edition Battlefield Bourbon before they are available to the public. The small batch of 1864 bottles features the Battle of Nashville and the water used to make the bourbon was sourced from Travellers Rest.
Historian Jim Kay will also speak at the event on behalf of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society (BONPS), one of the evening’s sponsors. In addition to Hicks and Kay, prized author and historian James Lee McDonough will sign copies of his newest book titled, “William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life.”
Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant, the premier sponsor of the event, will create a tantalizing dinner consisting of several imaginative recipes utilizing bourbon.
VIP sponsors may attend a private reception from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. with Hicks, Kay and McDonough. The table sponsor cost is $1,500. All other guests may purchase tickets for $75 per person, or $550 for a table of eight. The ticket price includes the reception, dinner and program.
To order tickets for this unforgettable event and for more information visit www.travellersrestplantation.org or call 615-832-8197.
About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
Puckett’s roots stretch back to the ‘50s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality. Puckett’s has built a name on hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples in a laid-back and down-home atmosphere. If that sounds like you’re kind of place, then you’re our kind of person.
About Travellers Rest
For more than fifty years, Travellers Rest has been an integral part of the Nashville community. The historic house, built originally in 1799, was restored by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Tennessee to interpret the early 19th century life of Judge John Overton, one of the state’s first Supreme Court Justices, the founder of Memphis and a close personal friend of Andrew Jackson. The property serves as a gateway for learners of all ages to explore Nashville's historic past. For more information, please visit www.travellersrestplantation.org.