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Visit Leiper’s Fork

Visit Leiper’s Fork

The latest from www.visitleipersfork.com…. Native Americans 4,000-year-old relics found in this area indicate that Leiper’s Fork not only served as an important hunting ground for prehistoric Native Americans; it was also their home.  An area deeply rooted with Native American heritage, they have inhabited this area for thousands of years.  Native Americans who later evolved […]

Special 149th Anniversary Walking Tour Announced

Special 149th Anniversary Walking Tour Announced

Thomas Y. Cartwright announced today he is teaming up with fellow historian and long-time battlefield tour guide John Marler for a very extraordinary walking battlefield tour on this year’s 149th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin held on November 30. “Crossfire on the Battlefield:  Melee, Murder and Mayhem” will feature Cartwright giving the perspective of […]

Haunted Franklin Tour

Haunted Franklin Tour

Lives cut short…. Sudden, violent death…. Unfinished business. All reasons spirits remain behind. But sometimes it’s an entirely different reason: folks get so attached to their homes that they just can’t bear to leave…even after they die. Franklin seems to be full of both kinds. We’ve got departed socialites, spies, businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at […]

Heritage Foundation to Restore Downtown Franklin’s Old, Old Jail

Heritage Foundation to Restore Downtown Franklin’s Old, Old Jail

The City of Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen have approved a contract for the Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County to purchase the building known as the “old, old jail” on Bridge Street, with a goal of restoring it to its ca. 1941 Art Deco appearance and using it as office space. The […]

Park Day

Park Day

In support of the Civil War Trust’s 17th Annual Park Day, the national effort to clean up and raise community awareness of Civil War related historic sites; the City of Franklin has joined forces. We are encouraging volunteers to participate in helping to cleanup and beautify Fort Granger on Saturday April 6, 2013. This effort […]

Staycation Classes

Staycation Classes

Ages 5-10 These classes will cost $10 per child. Toys, Toys, Toys! – Monday, March 25 at Carnton 11am-12pm We will take a take a look at toys that children played with during the Civil War. Children will see how some toys still exist, but others are long gone. They will then have the chance […]

Blue & Gray Days

Blue & Gray Days

The Battle of Franklin Trust is proud to present our annual event of Blue and Gray Days! This year’s event will begin on Friday November 2 and run through Saturday November 3. Friday morning from 8:00am-12:30pm will be reserved specifically for school groups and will open to the general public at 12:30. Guided house tours […]

Civil War Clothing Exhibit

Civil War Clothing Exhibit

Join us for A Commemoration of Forrest’s Murfreesboro Raid as Oaklands Historic House Museum in partnership with Stones River National Battlefield presents aweekend of special 150th Civil War Anniversary events Friday, July 20 thru Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro. On the morning of July 13, 1862, Col William Duffield and the […]

Franklin On Foot

Franklin On Foot

Franklin on Foot owner Margie Thessin was recently honored during the 16th annual Shining Apple Awards ceremony for her work with Winstead Elementary in conjunction with The Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The awards, sponsored by the Williamson County School District and Williamson County YMCA Fun Company, celebrate the top volunteers from each […]

Battle of Franklin Trust

Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is pleased to announce two upcoming lectures to be held in Franklin, Tenn. Organized to compliment the current exhibits being housed at Carnton Plantation and The Carter House, both lectures are free and open to the public, and will begin at 6:00 p.m. On May 3, Greg Biggs,will give his presentation, “The Fall […]

Sister Cities Passport to the World

Sister Cities Passport to the World

Sister Cities of Franklin and Williamson County continues its second year of the highly successful series Passport to the World by traveling to India in April, at the Williamson County Library. The discussion will be held Sunday, April 1, at 2 p.m. and feature Fox 17 morning news anchor Nick Paranjape. Nick has invited a […]

Oaklands Historic House Museum

Oaklands Historic House Museum

As the Civil War unfolded, Murfreesboro became hotly contested by Confederate and Union forces. Both sides occupied the town for significant periods, with power changing hands as the fighting raged. Punctuated by events like Nathan Bedford Forrest’s raid on Union forces in July 1862, Jefferson Davis’ visit and the wedding of General John Hunt Morgan […]

Puckett’s Food Trolley

Puckett’s Food Trolley

Andy Marshall, owner of Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant announced he will be unveiling the city’s first ever Food Trolley on Saturday, March 17 at the Franklin Main Street Brew Fest in Historic Downtown Franklin. He and his staff will be serving up family recipes from the award-winning restaurant out of the newly renovated trolley and […]

Hands On History

Hands On History

June 13 Hands On History – Wednesday at Carter House 9:30-10:30am ($10): Slave Life We will visit the slave quarter and discuss the basics of what a slave was, what work they did on a farm, and their role during the Civil War. Hands-on History is for children 5-10yrs and reservations are required. June 14 […]

Battle of Franklin

Battle of Franklin

November 30, 1864 The small town of Franklin, Tennessee had been a Federal (Union) military post since the fall of Nashville in early 1862. Late in the summer of 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced commander Joseph E. Johnston with John Bell Hood. General Hood, a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and known for […]