Bradley Academy Museum to hold heritage fest

The Murfreesboro Post, September 26, 2009 Education, music and turnip green cook-off among Oct. 24 activities. Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center is having its inaugural Heritage Festival Art Contest.  The contest will be held in conjunction with the Rutherford County African American Heritage Festival from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,…

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The New Deal in Murfreesboro

The Linebaugh Library & MTSU History Department, Spring 2009 Murfreesboro’s Linebaugh Library and the Middle Tennessee State University Department collaborated on a tri-fold brochure regarding the Great Depression’s ‘New Deal‘  in Murfreesboro, Tennessee

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Get ready to know Rutherford County

The Murfreesboro Post, September 13, 2009 The Heritage Partnership of Rutherford County invites everyone to Get To Know Rutherford with an opportunity to celebrate the county’s collective stories of the unique people, places and things.  This annual three-day event will be a free public event where we will gather, tell…

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Bradley Academy to begin recording African-American cemeteries

The Murfreesboro Post, August 9, 2009 The Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center in Murfreesboro is starting a new project to record all of the African American cemeteries in Rutherford County. This unprecedented project has never been accomplished before, and we feel a strong urgency to record those that have…

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Watkins Cemetery

Carol White, The Murfreesboro Post, July 25, 2009 Is Watkins Cemetery in Further Danger? In addition to being overgrown and having stones down, Watson Cemetery may be in further danger. Watkins cemetery is located just off Memorial Road at Cedar View Drive.  It’s such a peaceful little family cemetery. The…

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Smyrna’s Sam Davis Home is Civil War gem

Mike West, The Murfreesboro Post, April 19, 2009 Next to Stones River National Battlefield, the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna is probably the most interesting and best-preserved Civil War site in Rutherford County. Born on Oct. 6, 1842 in Rutherford County, Sam Davis grew up in the upper middle class…

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Bradley Academy Museum celebrates the African American female

The Murfreesboro Post, March 11, 2009 During the month of April, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will present The African American Female Experience, which is a month-long celebration of the African American female and the essence of who she is. The African American female has suffered, endured, struggled, and…

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Bradley Academy member drive, history initiatives

The Murfreesboro Post, February 1, 2009 As part of its celebration of 200 years, Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will initiate three new projects during the month of February. The center will kick off its first museum membership drive, begin an African American Cemetery Identification project and also initiate…

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Heritage group needs help preserving endangered sites

Michelle Willard, the Murfreesboro Post, January 18, 2009 Since the Tennessee Preservation Trust began its “Ten in Tennessee,” an annual listing of the top 10 endangered historic sites in the state, in 2001 only three have been lost. One of those lost treasures was the Hiram Jenkins House, right here…

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Top 10:Bradley Academy to celebrate its bicentennial

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, January 11, 2009 Historic treasure marks start of education here Murfreesboro’s oldest school celebrates its bicentennial this year and Bradley Academy Historical Association kicked off the special occasion Saturday to lead up to a yearlong celebration. “This year is our 200th year celebration in education,”…

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