43 results for 'History'

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 [...]

Author Edward P. McCullough

Author Edward P. McCullough

Yeoman’s in the Fork, Rare Book and Document Gallery in historic Leiper’s Fork, located at 4216 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN will be hosting a lecture and book signing in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, with author Edward P. McCullough, on Saturday, November 5, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Edward’s lecture will [...]

Historic Cemetery Tour

Historic Cemetery Tour

Back by popular demand, the Grave Matters historic cemetery tour will be held on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm as part of Pumpkinfest in downtown Franklin. The guided tour of the Old City and Rest Haven cemeteries features costumed actors portraying the most colorful, historically important and often tragic souls buried [...]

147th Civil War Re-enactment

147th Civil War Re-enactment

DATE: Saturday, October 15th – Sunday Octobr 16th PLACE: Harlinsdale Farm, 239 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064 Civil War re-enactment with soldiers in traditional Civil War dress, encampments, sutlers (a civilian merchant who sells provisions to an army in the field), lectures and demonstrations held at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm · Event open to [...]

Benton Town

Benton Town

The Leiper’s Fork Community Association & Yeoman’s in the Fork, Rare Book and Document Gallery located historic Leiper’s Fork, TN will be hosting “Benton Town 1812 Historical Market Fair & Leip into History” on Saturday, October 1st, 2011 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday, October 2nd, 2011 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. [...]

Civil War Symposium

Civil War Symposium

The symposium will launch with an opening night reception at the Lotz House in Franklin, Tennessee on Friday, November 11. The reception will be hosted by BONPS President Phillip Duer and Thomas Flagel, author of “The History Buff’s Guide–” book series. Attendees will be able to tour the historic Lotz House Museum, meet each of the symposium speakers, [...]

State of the County

State of the County

On Tuesday, July 26, at the Cool Springs Conference Center, enjoy a seated luncheon at 11:30am with the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce. ——————- County Mayor Rogers Anderson will deliver his “State of the County” address at the July 26 membership luncheon meeting of the Williamson County-Franklin Chamber of Commerce. Mayor Anderson will reflect on [...]