Judge Bennett Speaks to National Group About Tennessee Judiciary Museum

October 5, 2015

Court of Appeals Judge Andy D. Bennett spoke recently at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History to a gathering of historians interested in legal cases.

Appearing as part of a panel entitled, "An Untapped Resource: How to Locate and use Legal Cases at Historic Sites," Judge Bennett explained the creation of the Tennessee Judiciary Museum and the selection of cases and display materials. He discussed criteria for identifying legal cases useful in educating the public about the courts. He also emphasized the partnership that had been established with the Tennessee Library and Archives and the Tennessee State Museum and their help in identifying interesting legal cases and items for exhibits.

Judge Bennett was invited to appear on the panel by Matthew Hofstedt, Associate Curator for the United States Supreme Court.

The Tennessee Judiciary Museum is located in the Tennessee Supreme Court Building at 401 Seventh Avenue North. It is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. Tours for groups may be arranged by request.  More information about the museum may be found here.   

Judge Andy D. Bennett spoke recently at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for State and Local History.