Ashley Howell, executive director of the Tennessee State Museum was the luncheon speaker at the TSSDAC Summer Board Meeting. She provided an overview of the museum that opened in new space in 2018. In 1937, the Tennessee General Assembly created a state museum to consolidate World War I mementoes and other collections from the state, the Tennesse Historical Society, and other groups. Over the years, the museum has had several homes but never a home of its own until now.
The Tennessee State Society officially "sashed" Honorary State Regent Linda D. Dean as a National Honorary Vice President during the state's Summer Board Meeting August 8 in Murfreesboro. Linda was nominated for this honor at the 2019 General Assembly in April 2019. She served nine years on the national board, serving as National Recording Secretary, National Historian, and National Vice President Blue Ridge Section.