Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library

The Murfreesboro Post, January 26, 2013 As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County. Butler will be speaking at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, in the library’s Reading…

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Wedding dress exhibit showcases love from the past

Gloria Shacklett Christy, The Murfreesboro Post, January 13, 2013 While once again preparing for the wedding dress exhibition at Oaklands Historic House Museum, I reached up into the closet and carefully opened the tattered box containing the wedding dress belonging to my grandmother Nena Verelle White Shacklett.  One can only…

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Author pens electrifying children’s book

Ken Beck, The Murfreesboro Post, December 20, 2012 Woodbury’s Connie Foster took a small chapter from her father’s youth and put an optimistic spin to it to produce a fictional children’s book surrounding the 200-year-old Readyville Mill. Titled “The Readyville Mill,” the 34-page book, illustrated by Carl Carbonell of historic…

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Community loses two important residents

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, December 2, 2012 Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County lost two irreplaceable achievers a few weeks back, with their robust and unique public service personalities. Murfreesboro residents Ewing “Tommy” Smith Jr. and Harry “Trader” Horne left their world a better place than they…

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Antique furniture is focus of Oaklands lunch

The Murfreesboro Post, November 8, 2012 Alf Sharp, a fine furniture maker, will be the guest speaker at Oaklands Historic House Museum’s Annual Membership Luncheon, held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Maney Hall, located at 901 North Maney Ave., in Murfreesboro. Sharp will discuss furniture making through a 19th century…

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Heritage Center expands Civil War exhibit

The Murfreesboro Post, November 11, 2012 In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have announced the expansion of its permanent exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything.” Four new panels take an in-depth look at the home front…

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Walking tour features downtown treasures

The Murfreesboro Post, October 29, 2012 Facades abound around the world, but none are as steadfast, substantial and stately as the historic Rutherford County Courthouse. Against a soft blue sky, these fall days the courthouse is backlit by the brilliance of autumn light – crimson and amber stream across the…

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Murfreesboro Bicentennial lecture focuses on Dixie Highway

The Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2012 In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County invites the public to attend a free lecture at 4:30 p.m. Friday, June 22. Leslie N. Sharp, author of Tennessee’s Dixie Highway: From Springfield to…

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Restaurant anchors Christiana business district

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 17, 2012 CHRISTIANA – Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself. For example, two American presidents, Ulysses S. Grant and Richard M. Nixon,…

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Celebrate history Southern style

The Murfreesboro Post, May 3, 2012 Be sure to mark your calendars for an event heralding the arrival of warmer temperatures and gorgeous flowers in bloom for the annual Oaklands’ Spring Party, Sunday Supper Southern Style. You won’t want to miss this year’s event at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Oaklands…

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