2017 – What an Exciting Year!

Frank Caperton, President, Rutherford County Historical Society Hello Local Historians! Wow – has 2017 been a great year for the Rutherford County Historical Society or what!  Our growth has been unprecedented with the addition of more than 100 memberships.  Our ‘Coffee & Conversation’ each Saturday morning continues to be well…

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Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker talks of December 1946

Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker gives a brief ‘history lesson’ each month at the Murfreesboro (Tennessee) City Council meeting. Movies were closed on Sundays in 1946.  That is till the returning vets convinced the Princess and the Roxy otherwise. Young & Ogles Lumber Yard, Ransom Cotton Gin and Murfreesboro Electric…

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Murfreesboro historian to address Exchange Club

The Murfreesboro Post, September 2, 2011 Rutherford County Historical Society President Greg Tucker will speak to the Club Tuesday. Rutherford County Historical Society President Greg Tucker will speak to the Club Tuesday, Sept. 6, Exchange Club President Jeff Stroop announced. Tucker is also a weekly columnist for the Daily News…

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Lively home featured in tour

Nancy De Gennaro, The Daily News Journal, November 25, 2017 One of the stops on the Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes, which is set for 4-8 p.m. Dec. 2, used to be a hub of social activity during the 1900s. Now owned by Dr. Greg Nicholson, the home at 746…

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Two proposals rise to the top for historic church redevelopment

Craig Meyers, The Murfreesboro Post, November 14, 2017 Murfreesboro City Council members have selected two development groups for further negotiations over converting the former First United Methodist Church property into a downtown entertainment, residential and retail destination. Four companies made presentations to the council Oct. 26 on redevelopment of the…

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Venture Back In Time And Ride The Ford Tri-Motor

Scott Walker, WGNS Radio, November 11, 2017 Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age.  A flight on Experimental Aircraft Association’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury–a time when Murfreesboro’s Sky…

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2017 Rutherford County Historical Society Awards Banquet

Oaklands Mansion, November 10, 2017 The RCHS Awards Banquet was held at Rutherford County’s historic Oaklands Mansion for the 2017 edition.  Almost 100 local historians enjoyed music by The Home Sweet Home String Band.  The meal was catered by the Carriage Lane Reception House.  And the wonderful venue was provided…

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Christmas Candlelight Tour of homes set for December 2

The Daily News Journal, November 10, 2017 Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks.  The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for Dec. 2 from 4-8 p.m. in Murfreesboro.  The tour, will feature beautiful and historic buildings, and as always,…

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