Two dates left for Primm Park open house season


Two dates left for Primm Park open house season

BY SAMANTHA HEARN

There are two dates left for the Brentwood Historic Commission 2016 open house season for Primm Historic Park.

The open house includes the park’s 1832 school, Boiling Spring Academy, as well as Native American mounds circa 900-1450 AD.

The next open house dates are on Sunday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Oct. 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteer docents will be on hand to answer questions.

Primm Park encompasses 31 acres with the Little Harpeth River running through it. The park also connects to and acts as an entrance for the Brentwood Bikeway.

Boiling Spring Academy originally opened as a private school in 1833 and has gone extensive restoration over the years. In it’s early days, tuition was just $8 per semester. The school has two rooms, one upstairs and one on the main floor.

The Native American mounds are part of ceremonial mounds built between 900 and 1450 AD. Their makers built ceremonial buildings and homes on top of the mounds and used one as a burial mound, and some of the artifacts taken from them are now part of the Smithsonian Institution.

The mound that’s clearly visible today was likely home to the tribal chief.

The Historic Commission is looking for individuals interested in being docents for Boiling Spring Academy. If interested in bringing a scout or other group during the open house season, or becoming a docent, contact Kathie Greaves at 615-776-2268 or at drgrema1@aol.com.

Primm Historic Park is located on Moores Lane east near the Montclair Subdivision.

Samantha Hearn reports for Home Page Media Group. She can be reached via email at samantha@brentwoodhomepage.com or on Twitter @samanthahearn. 

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