The search for answers in ’77 cold case

Cat Murphy, the Murfreesboro Post, June 28, 2017 It was the year it snowed in Miami.  Riverdale High School was only about five years old when President Jimmy Carter was sworn in that January, and in August Elvis Presley would be found dead. But on this day, March 25, 1977,…

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Church vandalized on Old Nashville Highway

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, June 8, 2017 Barely a month after a local group erected a marker at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church recognizing its historical significance, someone vandalized the building overnight this week. Please click here to visit the page from the May 6, Decoration Day at Ebenezer Primitive…

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Confederate Memorial Day Service at Evergreen Cemetery

Frank Caperton, President RCHS, June 4, 2017 The dedicated volunteers of Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 33 conducted a small service honoring the war dead of the South Sunday afternoon at Murfreesboro’s Evergreen Cemetery. Most do not realize several ‘holidays’ are recognized by the government of Tennessee in addition to…

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Bradley Museum showcases ‘Education and Empowerment Exhibit’

The Daily News Journal, May 26, 2017 MURFREESBORO, TN — Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center will celebrate an interactive history exhibit recently completed by MTSU graduate students, the Murfreesboro government announced. The new exhibit, “Education and Empowerment: African American Education in Rutherford County,” will be unveiled at a reception celebration…

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Liberty Hill bore witness to Trail of Tears, Civil War

Susan Harber, The Daily News Journal, May 22, 2017 Liberty Hill and Sam Davis Home are two invaluable Civil War structures serving as the quintessence of history in our growing town of Smyrna. With great gratitude for extensive research from Native American historian Pat Cummins, I have assembled a story…

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Rutherford County Historical Society Tour of MTSU’s Gore Center

Frank Caperton, President of the Rutherford County Historical Society, May 15, 2017 The Rutherford County Historical Society accepted an invitation to tour MTSU’s Gore Center Monday, May 15. Dr. Louis Kyriakoudes, director of the Albert Gore Research Center, was a most most gracious host sharing how MTSU retired professor Dr. David Grubbs…

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Willie McGowan Annual Banquet

Cynthia Jones, VIP Murfreesboro Magazine, May, 2017 Bradley Academy hosted the annual Willie McGowan Banquet honoring those who have made a positive impact in Rutherford County.  The father of Bradley Academy Historical Association, Mr. Willie McGowan, fought to preserve the old Bradley Academy Structure. The building now host artists such…

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