Stop by the Ransom Schoolhouse, 717 North Academy Street and see the many updates taking place. Comprehensive parking and landscaping is in the works under the expert guidance of Dr. E. C. Tolbert. Access to parking has been switched to the north side of the building. Landscaping will be appropriate for the period of the structure – early 1900s – with low-maintenance and perennial shrubbery and plantings.
NEW: 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.
NEW: Rutherford Ramblings by Greg Tucker
This is the latest stories and tales from Rutherford County that our County Historian has collected. The book is now available for purchase. “Rutherford Ramblings” by Greg Tucker. Here are the latest stories and tales from Rutherford County that our County Historian has collected. Cost: $24 + $6 shipping and handling. Send check made to RCHS, P. O. Box 906, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0906.
Ransom School House is open on Saturday Mornings
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
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: Teresa Wrather Kant
Treasurer: Gwendolyn Hopkins Boyd
Program Chairmen: Dr. E. C. Tolbert and Bruce Johnson
Editor: Susan G. Daniel
Web Master: Frank Caperton
James “Toby” Francis
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