About Historic Nashville, Inc.

Established in 1968 and renamed in 1975, Historic Nashville, Inc. (HNI) is a nonprofit 501(c)3 membership organization with the mission to promote and preserve the historic places that make Nashville unique.  Over the years, HNI has successfully advocated for the preservation of such historic places the Ryman Auditorium, Union Station, Hermitage Hotel, 2nd Avenue & Lower Broadway and Shelby Street Bridge, as well as neighborhood historic districts throughout the city.

In 1982, HNI established the state’s first Preservation Easement program and currently owns easements on 16 historic landmarks with a market value of over $30 million. HNI hosts an annual membership meeting, publishes an Annual Report, maintains a website, hosts educational programs such as Behind-the-Scenes tours, an annual fundraiser called the Brick & Mortar Bash and the annual Nashville Nine list of the city’s most endangered historic places. For additional information, please visit www.historicnashvilleinc.org and HNI's Facebook page.

Read the 2013 Annual Report

Read about Historic Nashville's Fight to Save Union Station




  • Melissa Wyllie, President
  • David Price, Vice President
  • Robbie D. Jones, Secretary
  • Jared King, Treasurer

Board Members:

  • Yuri Cunza
  • Susan Hager
  • Dr. Crystal DeGregory
  • Lianne Dent
  • James Dunn
  • Scarlett C. Miles
  • Julie Robison
  • Matt Schutz
  • Brian Tibbs
  • Connie Gee
  • Ex-Officio,Robert Tuke, Legal Counsel