May 12, 1971 – Mitchell Neilson Students win Seal Contest

May 12, 1971, Daily News Journal Mrs. Burton’s Students at Mitchell-Neilson Elementary School were winners in the recent Seal contest sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi. 1st Row: Judy Harrison, Michele Adams, Teresa Higdon, Ginna Follis 2nd Row: Margaret Goin, Jenny McMurry, Karen Deck, Melanie Guthrie, Pam Wrather, Vicki Coffey, Libby…

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Sneak Peak of the new Rutherford County Courthouse Museum

November 18, 2021, Rutherford County Courthouse Museum Thursday, November 18, 2021, Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron asked RCHS volunteers Frank Caperton and Carol Robertson White to preview the soon-to-be-open Rutherford County Courthouse Museum, slated to open this Sunday, November 21.

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The 2021 Annual Awards Banquet

November 5, 2021, Carriage Lane Reception House (MURFREESBORO, CARRIAGE LANE RECEPTION HOUSE) An organization that is dedicated to preserving facts, photos and memorabilia from past generations gathered Friday night (11/5/2021) at Carriage Lane Inn for its 2021 Awards Dinner. The Rutherford County Historical Society had the exchanging of the gavel…

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An Endoparasitic Snake?

Rutherford County Medicine Meets the X-Files in the 1870s Froe Chips, September/October, 2021, Dr. Steve Murphree The history of American medicine is filled with accounts of unusual ailments and treatments, many of which can be found in the records of local and state medical associations and societies. Arguably, the most…

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2021 Sam Davis Home Heritage Day

September 10, 2021, Sam Davis Home, Smyrna, Tennessee Kids and adults alike enjoyed the annual Heritage Day at Smyrna’s historic Sam Davis Home and Plantation. Heritage Day began in 1987 and seemingly grows each year. Sam Davis Home Executive Director Jenny Lamb says, “This year we have more than 600…

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Local Historian Bill Wilson in 1994

February 20, 1994, The Daily News Journal You just never what the researchers at the Rutherford County Historical Society will come across… Local historian Bill Wilson in the February 20, 1994 edition of the Daily News Journal:

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2021 Annual Show & Tell Banquet

Monday, August 16, 2021, Murfreesboro’s Carriage Lane Reception House Monday, August 16, 2021 saw more than 45 local historians share stories and artifacts at Murfreesboro’s Carriage Lane Reception House.

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RCHS Monthly Field Trip – Eagleville

Saturday, August 7, 2021 What a GREAT day for the Rutherford County Historical Society! Each month THE Carol Robertson White uses her time and talents to organize a Rutherford County history ‘field trip’. People sign up, we support a locally-owned restaurant then we visit something relating to history. Today, Carol…

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