ALHHS /MeMA Annual Meeting, May 3-4, 2017, Nashville, Tennessee

The Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences (ALHHS) and the Medical Museums Association (MeMA) are holding their 2017 annual meeting in Nashville, TN May 3-4. Located on the banks of the Cumberland River, Nashville is blessed with a temperate climate and a blend of urban vitality, arts and music, and natural beauty. With a vibrant restaurant scene, a variety of museums and cultural attractions, world-class music of all genres, and thousands of acres of city and state parks, Nashville has something for everyone.

Meeting Site

The ALHHS/MeMA meeting will be held at the Bridgestone-Firestone Conference Center, located in the Nashville Public Library. The Library, located at 615 Church St, is directly across the street from the Sheraton Downtown Hotel.

The main Nashville Public Library building opened in 2001 at the site of a former downtown shopping mall. Built in a neoclassical style with a grand marble staircase and vaulted ceilings, the Library is one of the primary cultural centers of Nashville. NPL regularly hosts lectures, book readings, puppetry and marionette shows (through Wishing Chair Productions), and other productions.

Nashville Public Library’s Special Collections are located on the third floor of the main library building. The Nashville Room contains books, maps, microfilm, and archival material on the history of Nashville and its people. The Civil Rights Room contains oral histories, newspaper clippings, and archival material about the role Nashville played in the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. The Library is also home to the Metro Nashville Archives.