Episode Eight: Clara Conway & the Clara Conway Institute

Clara Conway was born in New Orleans, LA, August 14, 1844, to poor Irish immigrants, Margaret Riordan Conway and Thomas Conway, who came to America in the early 19th century. (I’ve read she came to Memphis in 1846, that she was brought to Memphis in 1855 when her parents died, but also that she simply … Continue reading Episode Eight: Clara Conway & the Clara Conway Institute

Episode Six: Woodruff- Fontaine House

The Victorian Village is a small neighborhood next to Memphis' Medical District, at the edge of downtown. The area’s most famous characteristic is its collection of 19th-century mansions, which are well-known for their beautiful architecture. If anyone is not familiar with the Victorian architectural styles for which this area was named, it’s really interesting to … Continue reading Episode Six: Woodruff- Fontaine House

Episode One: Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Home Society

“Yours for the asking! George wants to play catch but needs a Daddy to complete Team "Catch this ball, Daddy!" How would YOU like to have this handsome five-year-old play "catch" with you? How would you like his chubby arms to slip around your neck and give you a bearlike hug? His name is George and he may be … Continue reading Episode One: Georgia Tann and the Tennessee Children’s Home Society