APTA Sign Marking at the Ransom School House
The historical Ransom School House was honored by the Association of the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) Sunday, June 12 with a marker commemorating the Ransom School House, built c1879, and the stories behind this beautiful building.
Please click on the photo below for more pics from Sunday’s celebration.
RCHS Monthly meeting, Monday June 20, 7PM
Heritage Center of Rutherford County, 225 West College Street
Our June meeting will be at the Heritage Center, 225, West College Street, right around the corner from Marina’s on the Square Restaurant.
Come see and hear about the exhibits of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County history. There will be plenty of after-hours parking across the street in the Pinnacle Bank parking lot.
WGNS Radio’s ‘Truman Jones Show broadcasting LIVE, Tuesday June 21, 9AM
Ransom School House, 717 North Academy Street
That’s right – the ‘Truman Jones Show’ featuring Greg Tucker and Dr. E.C. Tolbert will be broadcasting LIVE from the historic Ransom School House Tuesday June 21, beginning at 9AM!
Come join Truman, Greg and Dr. E.C. Tolbert on the front porch of the Ransom School House, learn and share the history of the Ransom School House.
WGNS Radio can be heard at 1450AM, 101.9FM or streaming and podcast at www.wgnsradio.com
Murfreesboro Mourns Death of Mary Huhta
RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. — Former MTSU history professor James Huhta — the driving force behind the creation of MTSU’s Center for Historic Preservation — is being charged in the stabbing death of his wife, Mary Huhta, 79, according to Rose Anne Brown, public information officer for the Riviera Beach Police Department in Riviera Beach, Fla.
The incident occurred Friday at the Huhtas’ Singer Island condominium, where they live part of the year to be near grandchildren.
Police believe James Huhta fatally stabbed his wife in bed before jumping out the second-floor window of their Florida condominium.
“Fire and Rescue responded to a call about an unresponsive man,” Brown told The Daily News Journal. “We found him barely conscious. He had either fallen or jumped from the second story.”
While James Huhta was being transported to the hospital, the maintenance workers who had found him in the bushes went upstairs to tell his wife, Brown said. They found her in bed, unresponsive, with a knife nearby.
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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.
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: Bonnie Black
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