Another Rutherford County FIRST, Preserving History!

March 25, 2019, WGNS Radio Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties. The concept started to take shape earlier this year as County Historian Greg Tucker requested that a historic property review board be established to provide tax abatement. The concept is…

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Gloria Shacklett Christy Honored By DAR

March 17, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) Rutherford County historian and community promoter Gloria Shacklett Christy will receive the prestigious Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Historic Preservation medal from 6:00 to 9:30 Friday night, April 26, 2019, during a special presentation in Franklin’s Cool Springs Marriott. DAR’s Historic Preservation Chair…

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Table made from historic timbers of the White House

Froe Chips, January/February 2019, Carol White, Editor Two tables made from timbers that once supported the roof of the White House at the time Andrew Jackson was president were given to the Veterans Hospital in 1940. The tables are of colonial design, the pine wood finished, polished and unstained. In…

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Wedding Dresses at Oaklands Mansion NOW Thru 3/3/19

January 19, 2019, WGNS Radio (MURFREESBORO) Wedding Dresses Through The Decades is now open every day through March 3, 2019 at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. Stories of our community will come to life through wedding gowns on display at Oaklands Mansion, where every dress tells a love story.…

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Lookie what I found: The Bavarian Lounge, 1975

The Daily News Journal, March 30, 1975 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history.  Do YOU remember the old Bavarian Lounge once located at the Holiday Inn, Old Fort Pkwy. and I-24???

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Lookie what I Found: Jason & Elise Simmons

The Daily News Journal, August 30, 1998 We have a new feature – a ‘Lookie what I Found’ section containing news, articles and fun stuff from recent history. I was browsing through the August 30, 1998 edition of the DNJ and came across RCHS members Jason & Elise Simmons –…

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A rainy, rainy tour of Old Jefferson

Old Jefferson, Near Smyrna, Tennessee, December 1, 2018 Yes, it rained and rained, still, Toby Francis led a tour of ‘Old Jefferson’. BTW, ‘Old Jefferson’ was the county seat of Rutherford County from 1803 till 1811.

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