the purchase of Alaska Territory in 1867 and in 1868 he proclaims general amnesty for secessionists.
< Johnson's first family home in Greeneville became a center for politics as he became more and more involved in local politics. He loved to debate.
These are a couple of old pictures of Greeneville and his tailor shop that were on the wall in the museum.
The museum is very nice, a nice film about his life and lots of memorabilia. This is his desk he used when he was military Governor of Tennessee during the Civil War. He took it with him when he traveled out on the battlefields!
With politics and State offices taking him away to Nashville for long periods of time he gave up his tailor shop, selling the business, but keeping the building. In 1851 the family moved from the small brick house he had bought in the 1830's to a larger house - The Homestead. Luckily his family continued to live in and maintain these homes and buildings and eventually donated them to the State with all the original furnishings! Tomorrow I'll share the Homestead with you and give you the low down on his tragic family story.