Established in 2001


During her very long and happy life, Ellen Wemyss (1895-2001), beloved Nashville native and Sumner County resident, rallied forces to preserve many irreplaceable architectural treasures. These included President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, Gen. James Winchester’s Cragfont in Sumner County, and the preservation of properties in rural historic Smith and Trousdale counties. The loving care she and her husband, Will Wemyss, gave their home, Fairvue, resulted in its National Landmark recognition. Established in fond memory of a remarkable and inspiring woman, this Fund provides promotion and continuation of historic preservation.