Step back in history this coming Saturday, July 19th, with the Southern Summer Dinner Party that's sponsored by the APTA (Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities). This will be at historic Boxwood Plantation, 2555 New Salem Highway.
Boxwood Plantation is the Thomas J. B. Turner home, a Greek Revival style structure that was built in 1840. The "Turner boys" were fellow Rutherford Rifle members, before Sam Davis joined Coleman Scouts. By the way, Sam Davis is now a part of Tennessee's teaching curriculum. His plantation and home in Smyrna have been preserved and are open to the public.
APTA Chapter President Denise Carlton notes that the menu is similar to one that would have been enjoyed during a summer evening in 1843. "Wine and fresh tastes from the garden, under the aged pecan trees. You will dine a month the magnolias and boxwoods."
The funds raised will be used to support the APTA's historic markings here in Rutherford County. Tickets are $40 per person or $30 for APTA members.
The evening will also serve as the APTA's Annual Meeting for the purpose of the 2014-206 board election for this chapter.
Carlton requests that reservations and payments are needed by this coming Wednesday, July 16th. Make checks out to APTA and mail them to Denise Carlton, 151 Heritage Park Drive (suite 402), Murfreesboro 37129. If you have questions, phone Ms. Carlton at 615-604-0410.