The Hermitage Gala, hosted by the Andrew Jackson Foundation, will take place on Friday, October 18 at the Omni Nashville Hotel. Acclaimed journalist and historian Rick Atkinson will deliver this year’s keynote address. In addition to Atkinson’s keynote address, the presentation of two awards will take place during the course of the evening. The Lewis R. Donelson Award, named after the great-grandson of Andrew Jackson Donelson and longtime supporter of The Hermitage, is awarded to a leader who has supported The Hermitage and its preservation efforts or has brought honor and recognition to President Jackson’s legacy. The Jackson Award is presented to someone whose leadership and courageous convictions enhanced the lives of Tennesseans and brought benefit and honor to the body politic. For more information, visit www.thehermitage.com.