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The Tennessean's Ms. Cheap Takes An Architecture Tour of the Parthenon

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Mary Hance, aka Ms. Cheap, recently enjoyed one of the Parthenon's free architecture tours, and wrote about it in the Tennessean. Hance was delighted to get an inside look and a deeper understanding of one of her favorite places in Nashville.

"We want to be informative but we also want [visitors] to have a good experience," said her tour guide, Jo-Ann Heidenreich. "We particularly want to bring Nashvillians back who have not been here since they were little."

Hance notes that "the Parthenon is a treasure and just $6 to get in, which by the way has been the price for at least eight years." Read the article here.

Architecture Tours are held every third weekend at 10 a.m. Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, and are free with Parthenon admission. For questions call 615-862-8431.



Read Sylvia Rapoport and Jerry Atnip's Opinion Piece in The Tennessean

Celebrated photographer Jerry Atnip and President of the Conservancy Sylvia Rapoport have penned a thought-provoking opinion piece in The Tennessean, titled "Celebrating the Art of Photography in a Smartphone Culture."

"Perhaps no other Nashville landmark is photographed more than Centennial Park and the Parthenon," they write. "For well over a century, park visitors have posed throughout our city's most beloved green space, capturing moments that become cherished memories, and creating compositions that collectively tell the story of our community - its culture, history and values. Photographing the park has never been as common as it is today, when capturing a moment is as simple as pulling out your smartphone and quickly clicking a few pics..."

Read the full article here.


The Conservancy By The Numbers

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