Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art
1200 Forrest Park Dr., Nashville, TN 37205-4206
Price of admission: $10 - Adults $8 - Seniors (65 +) $5 - College Students w/ ID $5 - Youth (6 - 17) Free - 5 and Under
Website - 615-356-8000
Hours of Operations: Tue.-Sat. 9:30AM-4:30PM; Sun. 11AM-4:30PM
Keywords: art, botanical garden, camps, classes, crafts, cultural, exercise, history, indoor, landmark attraction, local, local attraction, Museum, Nature, outdoor, Park, Percy Warner Park, picnic, science, sight seeing, tourism, tourist
THE HISTORY OF CHEEKWOOD
The history and origin of Cheekwood are intimately interwoven with the growth of Nashville, the Maxwell House coffee brand and the Cheeks, one of the city's early entrepreneurial families.
Christopher T. Cheek moved to Nashville in the 1880's and founded a wholesale grocery business. His son, Leslie Cheek joined him as a partner.
In 1896, Leslie Cheek married Mabel Wood of Clarksville, Tennessee. Their son, Leslie, Jr. was born in 1908 and their daughter, Huldah, in 1915. By that year, Leslie Cheek was president of the family firm.
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