As with most working families, Saturday is a day to not only relax from the long workweek, but also a time to reconnect with the family and spend some quality time together.   In my house, Saturdays mean often sleeping in late, a little cartoons, something savory to eat, music, cleaning the house and getting out in the late afternoon to go do something fun.   This Nashville weather has definitely put a tiny bit of a damper on getting out early in the day on the weekends. But this past weekend I was determined.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

I got up early Saturday morning, got the kids dressed and ready and we headed out to the Tennessee Agricultural Museum’s Summer Saturdays to check out some animals, learn some history and hear more about Tennessee’s #1 industry, Agriculture.

At first, my son wasn’t too excited.  Of course he’s 8 and is a die-hard TMNT and Lego Ninjago fan, so this trip was interrupting his regular Saturday morning ninja cartoon marathon.  But once we arrived and he saw all of the animals and the sign for Hay rides, he quickly forgot about anything else.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

The Tennessee Agricultural Museum is located just up the road from the Ellington Agricultural Center at 440 Hogan Rd. in Nashville Tennessee (37211).  On the outside it’s an old horse barn, but inside there’s some pretty amazing stuff preserved to show us snippets in time when agriculture ruled and life was much more simple. There’s also a hall of fame which depicts plaques of 13 of the best agricultural leaders in the state. 

Covered Wagon | Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Beauty & Fashion | Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Out of all of the exhibits, of course my eyes were quickly drawn to these beauty tools and fashion pieces. Look at this hair crimper!

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Vintage toys. Cast iron kitchen set, iron. Alphabet book, toy lanterns

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Steam Engine | Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Log Cabins

Surrounding the horse barn on the left are various log cabins with rural life exhibits inside.

Log Cabin | Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

 

Shapely School House

Shapely School | Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Spinning and Weaving

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Spinning Yarn | Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

 

Leatherworking

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

 

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

My son and I made custom bracelets, super easy and fun!

 

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

These guys were very friendly and told me all about free leather working classes offered right in my neighborhood. I had no idea ! But I will be checking that out because….yeah…leather clutches.

Horse Stable/Horse Show

Then to the left of the museum are the horse stables and show barn.  This is where the Metro Nashville Mounted Police do live demos and it houses their obstacle course.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Summer Saturdays

Other activities included this air-conditioned agricultural simulator truck, animals, hay rides, live demos by the Metro Police Mounted Patrol, an ice cream truck, donkey rides, and arts and crafts for the kids.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

My son checking out the Agriculture Simulator truck.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

His cornhole game is strong! Mine…not so much lol.

Tennessee Agricultural Museum - Summer Saturdays | Naturally Stellar

My kids hamming it up for the camera.

How Have You Been Spending Your Summer Saturdays?

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief of Women's Lifestyle Blog, Naturally Stellar | Beauty Contributor for Hype Hair Magazine | Freelance Writer and Content Creator| Candice is a passionate Nashville-based writer with a love for beauty, urban lifestyle, songwriting, travel, food and business. When she's not busy being Wonder Woman to her family, out exploring or catching up on her British dramas, you can find her sharing something interesting on her blog. Which more than likely she probably wrote at Noon, while eating a bowl of Captain Crunch.

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