Historical Signs detail County’s Rich Heritage

MURFREESBORO — Interpretive signs being posted this  week around the Rutherford County Courthouse do more than give bits of information about the Public Square predating the Civil War, county grant coordinator Faye Elam says. “You just feel like you’re living the history standing there reading it,” says Elam, describing the…

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Recognizing History

Dan Whittle, The Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2011 Significant Tennessee history was unveiled Saturday, June 18, when Friends of Long Hunter State Park held a ceremony to unveil a Tennessee State Historical Marker honoring the life of pre-Civil War free black Sherrod Bryant, namesake of Bryant’s Grove who owned slaves.…

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Recognizing History: Long Hunter State Park

Dan Whittle, Murfreesboro Post, June 19, 2011 Significant Tennessee history was unveiled Saturday, June 18, when Friends of Long Hunter State Park held a ceremony to unveil a Tennessee State Historical Marker honoring the life of pre-Civil War free black Sherrod Bryant, namesake of Bryant’s Grove who owned slaves. Bryant’s…

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Historic Farm Venue for The Summer Party

MURFREESBORO, DNJ — From the second-floor picture window of the historic Tarpley home in Walter Hill, Bev MacSherry looked out toward West Jefferson Pike and said, “Can’t you just see those Civil War soldiers,  battered and weary, trudging that path?” Indeed, it isn’t hard to imagine.  The view is authentic,…

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Lamplighter’s tackles war crimes in new drama

The Murfreesboro Post, May 31, 2011 Set against the turbulent, raw-edged backdrop of the American Civil War, The Andersonville Trial is a striking courtroom drama that is just as relevant today as it was when the real trial was being conducted in 1865. Saul Levitt based his play on the…

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Lamplighter’s tackles war crimes in new drama

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, May 31, 2011 Set against the turbulent, raw-edged backdrop of the American Civil War, The Andersonville Trial is a striking courtroom drama that is just as relevant today as it was when the real trial was being conducted in 1865. Saul Levitt based his…

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Happy Birthday, Murfreesboro!

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Ashley Guck, Special to the Post, May 29, 2011 Murfreesboro is having a big – really big – birthday party beginning in October. Consider this your personal invitation. In celebration of the city’s bicentennial, the city council is planning a 13-month long string of…

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Battlefield’s Memorial Day events

The Murfreesboro Post, May 26, 2011 Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery will hold a series of events to commemorate Memorial Day in 2011. On Saturday May 28 at 10 a.m., local scouting groups are invited to assist in placing flags on more than 7,000 headstones in the Stones River…

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A Nation Divided—The Quest for Freedom

As published in the Murfreesboro Post, Erin Edgemon, May 18, 2011 A workshop designed to discuss African-American community building in the post-Civil War South will be held Tuesday, May 24, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Bradley Academy Museum and Cultural Center located at 415 S. Academy Street…

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