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Apr
29
Sat
Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
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Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Apr
30
Sun
Stones River National Battlefield: Find Your Park
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Date & Time

Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 04/09/2017, 04/15/2017, 04/16/2017, 04/22/2017, 04/23/2017, 04/29/2017, 04/30/2017 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information
Free
Contact Us
e-mail us
Find Your Park Logo

Visitors will spend time with a ranger discovering the the unique cultural or natural resources that make Stones River National Battlefield a place where lasting memories can be made. (30 minutes)


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
May
3
Wed
Oaklands Mansion: Spring Party & Fundraiser
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Every Spring, Oaklands hosts a Spring Party to raise funds for the various programs that happen at Oaklands throughout the year.

This year, we are excited to announce our Spring Fiesta that is set for Sunday, May 3, 6:30 p.m., at the lovely home of Ronnie and Donna Barrett, 2225 SE Broad Street. Mark your calendars now, and make plans to join us for another delicious meal from Chef Jeff, delightful beverages, and festive Latin music to fill the air. It’s going to be a fun evening with lots of friends! Attire is dressy casual. Tickets to the event are $75 per person. We are proud to announce that Pinnacle Financial Partners and Miller, Loughry, Beach Insurance Services are our presenting sponsors.

You too are invited to become a sponsor of our Spring Fiesta fund-raising party. We have a genuine treasure in Oaklands Mansion, and we need your help to continue our mission of education and preservation. We must educate to preserve and preserve to educate, but this takes funding. Won’t you please be a vital part of our efforts!

Click here for downloadable sponsorship form.

You do not have to be a member of Oaklands to attend. Email info@oaklandsmansion.org or call 615-893-0022 to make reservations.

Party co-chairs are and Dixie Phillips and Libby Green.
Photo: Joy Chambers Photography

May
11
Thu
Sam Davis Home: Days on the Farm
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image result for sam davis home days on the farmThis popular living history field trips play host to over 1,000 elementary students each day and feature more than 20 historical demonstrations. With hands-on activities and captivating re-enactors, students learn about 19th century life.

Some of the activities and reenactors presented at past events are: 19th Century Music, Campfire Cooking, Butter Churning, Cream Separating, Basket Making, Blacksmithing, Pottery, 19th Century Toys, 19th Century Fashion, Farm Animals, Quilting, Spinning, Weaving, Candle Making, Wash Pot, Story of Cotton, Doll-Making, Civil War Soldiers, Harriet Tubman, President Abraham Lincoln, and more.

To register call 615-459-2431 or click here.

May
12
Fri
Oaklands Mansion: Day of Washing, Churning & Learning Educational Field Day
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

MBs IPhone Sept and Oct 2014 178Experience the chores of the mid-1800’s through period crafts, demonstrations, games and hands-on activities when you visit Oaklands Mansion’s “Day of Washing, Churning & Learning”, slated for May 12, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the historic site, located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro.

This event will focus on chores of the mid-1800’s through hands-on activities for students and adults alike. Plantation activities such as clothes washing, butter churning, quill writing, and rug beating will be explored. Artisans will be on the grounds to share their crafts and talents. Other activities scheduled for the event are: scavenger hunt of the exterior of the mansion, kneading dough and limited house tours. Crafts and games for the children such as: sack races, hoops-n-sticks, graces and 1860’s dress up will also be available.

“It gives us great pleasure to share the house museum and grounds with our community and the surrounding counties.  There are so many new members to our area that have not experienced our rich civil war history,” said Oaklands educational director, Mary Beth Nevills. Teachers and parents can look forward to this event again when they attend “Autumn in the Oaks” in fall, 2017. Reservations are being accepted for this spring educational field day which is open to public and private school groups and home school groups.

“Day of Washing, Churning & Learning” is presented by Oaklands Mansion. Admission is $5.00 per student, $5.00 per adult and free for teachers with 10 or more students and with school ID. Check-in and complimentary parking will be at the Roberts Street Pavilion. This event is open to the public with reservations required for groups. For information, please contact Mary Beth Nevills at 615-893-0022 or email mb@oaklandsmansion.org.

Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens.  Oaklands Visitors Center houses a gift shop and Maney Reception Hall for special events and temporary exhibitions.  Oaklands Mansion is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00AM – 4:00PM and Sundays 1:00PM – 4:00PM. Tours begin on the hour and a short video is offered on the half hour.  Plan your trip today! Tour admission is $15.00 for adults, $12 for seniors and AAA, $6.00 for children and students, call for group rates. For more information visit www.OaklandsMansion.org, find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Sam Davis Home: Days on the Farm
May 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Image result for sam davis home days on the farmThis popular living history field trips play host to over 1,000 elementary students each day and feature more than 20 historical demonstrations. With hands-on activities and captivating re-enactors, students learn about 19th century life.

Some of the activities and reenactors presented at past events are: 19th Century Music, Campfire Cooking, Butter Churning, Cream Separating, Basket Making, Blacksmithing, Pottery, 19th Century Toys, 19th Century Fashion, Farm Animals, Quilting, Spinning, Weaving, Candle Making, Wash Pot, Story of Cotton, Doll-Making, Civil War Soldiers, Harriet Tubman, President Abraham Lincoln, and more.

To register call 615-459-2431 or click here.

May
13
Sat
Stones River National Battlefield: Bicycle Tour of Stones River National Battlefield
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Bicycle Tour of Stones River National Battlefield

Date & Time
Multiple Days: 04/08/2017, 05/13/2017, 06/10/2017, 07/08/2017, 08/12/2017, 09/09/2017, 10/14/2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee Information
Free
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Ranger and visitors riding bicycles

Join a ranger for guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield on the second Saturday of the month from April through October. Get healthy exercise, reduce your carbon footprint, and learn about the major Civil War battle that occurred here in late 1862 and early 1863. This program will take visitors through the battlefield using the tour road and the Stones River Greenway. The tour is limited to 15 participants per program.

At several points during the ride, the ranger will stop to discuss the major military actions that affected the outcome of the Battle of Stones River. Some of the stories included are the fighting in Slaughter Pen, the desperate stand of the Union army along the Nashville Pike, and the terrible climax to the battle that bloodied the banks of the Stones River.

Participants will meet at the visitor center at 8:45 AM with their bikes. Children, ages 16 and under must wear safety helmets, and all other participants are encouraged to wear them as well. The tour will begin at 9 AM. The ride will travel up to seven miles and last about ninety minutes.


Location:
Visitor Center | Map
Time:
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Fee Information:
Free
Contact Name:
John McKay
Contact Email:
e-mail us
Contact Phone Number:
615-893-9501
Free Day at Oaklands Mansion!
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFREE!  It’s not often that we can offer free admission to the elegant mansion.  Mark your calendars now to spend Saturday, May 13th at Oaklands Mansion for “Free Day.”

Dr. James Maney and his wife Sallie Hardy Murfree began their plantation with the construction of a modest two-room cabin, circa 1818.  By 1860, their home had been drastically enlarged and was the center of a nearly 1,500-acre plantation, and one of the most elegant mansions in Tennessee. After the Maneys sold Oaklands in 1884, it passed through a succession of owners.  When the last resident left in 1954, the mansion sat vacant and vandalized for five years before being scheduled for demolition.  Fortunately, a group of concerned local women mobilized to save the mansion and formed Oaklands Association, a non-profit educational organization, in 1959.  The mansion was opened to the public within a year.

Step into the past as you experience civilian demonstrations on the grounds from the 19th Alabama Civilian Civil War Reenactors. Demonstrations will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the historic site, located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro. They tell the story of what civilians traveling with occupation forces would have been doing in and around our town during the Civil War. Visitors will be able to view the campsite and their tents as well as play period games on the lawn, children’s dress-up, nature walks to the spring, visit the heritage vegetable garden and tour the mansion for FREE.

“This is a great opportunity for all of our residents and visitors to discover Oaklands,” says Oaklands executive director, James Manning. Oaklands Mansion will be open for FREE. The civilian demonstrations on the lawn are free and open to the public. Parking for the event is located on Roberts Street with event entrance at the pavilion.

On May 13, 2017, be our guest and enjoy Oaklands Mansion for FREE. For more information visit www.OaklandsMansion.org, find Oaklands Mansion on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

May
21
Sun
Sam Davis Home: Vintage Baseball!
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Image result for sam davis home vintage baseballCome on out to the Historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation this Sunday at 10am for Vintage Baseball! The Tennessee Association of Vintage Baseball recreates historic 19th century baseball in period jerseys and plays by the rules of the game from that time.

Fun for the whole family! — Free Admission!

We will be grilling hot dogs and burgers, and we will have fresh beverages ready for your enjoyment (Prices on concessions available at event).

May
26
Fri
Sam Davis Home: Wine on the Veranda
May 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out and support the Historic Sam Davis Home with wine, live music, and great food!

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