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RCHS Meeting, Monday, February 15, 7PM, Rutherford County Archive Building, 435 Rice Street:

This month’s speaker is Dr. Derek W. Frisby of MTSU.  Dr. Frisby is a Faculty Coordinator in the Office of International Affairs and an Associate Professor in the Global Studies program at Middle Tennessee State University teaching Tennessee, US, and military history.  Derek is a Middle

Dr. Derek Frisby (Photo: MTSU)

Dr. Derek Frisby (Photo: MTSU)

Tennessee native, MTSU alum, and US Marine Corps veteran whose research interests deal with military occupation and reconstruction strategies.  Frisby received his doctoral degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa and has authored numerous articles and essays dealing with Tennessee¹s Civil War occupation and Reconstruction experiences.  Derek is completing his first book dealing with southerners who remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War and their role in the region’s occupation and restoration.  In 2007, MTSU tasked Dr. Frisby with publicly outlining the institution’s association with Nathan Bedford Forrest’s image as controversy again swirled over proposals to rename Forrest Hall, the university’s ROTC building, and presented this research discussing the role of Confederate iconography in southern history and MTSU’s heritage for the 2009 MTSU Honors Lecture series and in essay form for the 2011 collection, MTSU: A Centennial Legacy.  He currently chairs the MTSU Presidential Committee to Consider Renaming Forrest Hall.


RCHS Logo Items

Did you know the Rutherford County Historical Society is offering logo items for sale?  Ask your friends to join the Society so they too can enjoy the benefits of membership while supporting our local history.

Currently these items are not available for purchase online so be sure to attend Monday night’s meeting and/or visit the Ransom School House Museum Saturday mornings from 9AM-noon.

Member prices for hats $10, coffee mugs $8, one pencil FREE with purchase!

Member prices for hats $10, coffee mugs $8, one pencil FREE with purchase!

 


Ransom School House is open on Saturday Mornings

The Eliza and Belle Ransom School House

The Eliza and Belle Ransom School House

The Ransom School House is now open on Saturdays, 9AM-12AM (noon).  If you would like to come and do research using our publications, purchase any of our publications, or just take a tour of the 1920s classroom and the building itself, someone will be there to greet you and assist you. We also need members to greet visitors. For further information or to sign up, contact: Gwen Boyd – 895-0028 Please tell your friends to visit the Ransom School House at 717 North Academy Street soon!

 

 

 


RCHS Publications 1-39 are now available online!

The Rutherford County Historical Society put out publications of the county’s history from the first year the Society was formed.  During the first years two publications a year were produced and available to dues-paying members. The publications were about 80-100 pages in length. Later because of printing costs, there was just one publication per year; then every other year, until Publication 39.  Frow Chips as a 10-page newsletter/history periodical which began in 2003 replaced these publications. Publications 1-39 were to be mailed to members who had paid dues, which proved to be expensive and mailing was discontinued, and is why we still have some of them on hand in our storeroom at the Ransom School Museum. Some of Publications 1-39 are out of print, but we still have others which can be purchased for 50¢.  MTSU’s digital library has made all these publications available on-line at: http://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/rchshttp://digital.mtsu.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/rchs


Our Rutherford County Archive

Please click on the above logo to visit the Rutherford County Archive site.

Please click on the above logo to visit the Rutherford County Archive site.

The Archives’ staff can assist you with researching county government records, genealogy requests, historical property information, class assignments, and so much more.

Information and/or requests concerning actual copies of court records may be obtained from the Rutherford County Archives, 435 Rice Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, (615) 867-4609 or http://www.rutherfordcountytn.gov/archives/index.htm


Rutherford County Historical Society Officers:

President: Joyce Johnson
Vice-President: Jeff Adcock
Secretary: Bonnie Black
Treasurer: Gwendolyn Hopkins Boyd
Program Chairmen: Dr. E. C. Tolbert and Bruce Johnson
Editor: Susan G. Daniel
Web Master: Frank Caperton

Board Members:

James “Toby” Francis
Vicki Norton
Greg Tucker
Lisa Ramsay
Nell Blankenship (Emeritus)
Ernest K. Johns (Emeritus)
Alice N. Ray (Emeritus)

Rutherford County Historical Society Chairmanships

Museum Coordinator:  Gwen Boyd
Chairman of Committees:  Jeff Adcock
Landscape Chairman:  E.C. Tolbert
Publication Chairman:  Vicki Norton