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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Cates, Land Trust to preserve Readyville farmland forever

DNJ, Sunday, October 14, 2012 — READYVILLE — The farmland making up the historically-significant Cates Farm will be forever protected for the enjoyment of future generations thanks to a conservation agreement announced this weekend. Brothers Steve and Ben Cates announced Saturday they had entered a voluntary agreement with the statewide…

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Haunting history in Murfreesboro

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro post, September 30, 2012 Ghost hunting is not your average hobby. Most of the time hunters sit in the dark, ask questions to air and take photos of nothing. Sometimes, if they are lucky, something unexplainable occurs. It could be an odd bang, creak or shuffle.…

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Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing

Michelle Willard, The Murfreesboro Post, September 13, 2012 Like a scene from “Gone With the Wind,” Barb Spina, owner of Honey Bunny Antiques, Gifts and Crafts, will use just about anything to make clothes. She even used an old set of drapes to create a reproduction Civil War-era gown. Honey…

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Shacklett’s Celebrates 75 Years

Murfreesboro Post, Sunday September 9, 2012 — On a July day in 1935, Dick Shacklett walked into Leo Ferrell’s Photography shop and asked if there was anything he could do. Ferrell offered him a job processing roll film. Sometime between 1936 and 37, at the age of 16, Shacklett became…

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Sims family brings history life

Jonathon Fagan, The Murfreesboro Post, August 30, 2012 Lisa and Larry Sims are known for their revitalization efforts near downtown Murfreesboro, and after nearly a decade of painstaking restoration of their East Main Street home, they are ready to open the doors to supporters of the revitalization program as hosts…

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If These Walls Could Talk

MURFREESBORO, DNJ, 8/26//2012 — Maintaining a 165-year-old home is far from easy and not a cheap endeavor. “We’re on the 22nd year of our five-year renovation plan,” jokes Kae Allen, who shares the blue and pink-trimmed Victorian cottage near the corner of Maney Avenue and East Main Street with her…

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Murfreesboro City Hall celebrates history

The Murfreesboro Post, August 5, 2012 The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee announced the opening of the exhibit: “Our Stories – Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro – Historical Maps and Murfreesboro: Through the Artist’s Eye.” Sponsored in cooperation with the Bicentennial Our Stories Committee the exhibition features a collection of…

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