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Murfreesboro's bicentennial focuses on "Our Stories" in August

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Murfreesboro continues it bicentennial celebration and activities for August focus on the stories of our city. Here is an outline of those programs.

Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro – Historical Maps Display

Seeing the growth, additions and changes that add up to Murfreesboro today is a wonder-filled exhibit that tracts the growth and development of our town over the years.  Enjoy tracking new subdivisions, businesses, and landmarks through this unique display.  Free admission.

 Date:          August 1 - 31, 2012

Time:          8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Place:         City Hall Rotunda

Sponsoring Organization:  Our Stories Committee

Contact:     Brian Hercules at 410-1834 or Tim Tipps at 476-8779


Murfreesboro: Through the Artist’s Eye

A reception to honor the artists who are featured in the City Hall Rotunda exhibits during the month of August for the bicentennial celebration of “Our Stories.”  On display will be the works of Glenn Merchant, Harry Polny, Marilyn Brisbois, Martha Osborne, Mary Miller Veazie, Pamela Mack, Anne Carothers,Bill Brison, Carol Berning, Dan Whittle, and Maps Curator, Candy Joyce

Date:          Thursday, August 9, 2012

Time:          4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Place:         City Hall Rotunda

Sponsoring Organization:  Our Stories Committee & The City Hall Art Committee

Contact:     City Hall at 615-893-5210; or for questions regarding the exhibit: Eric Snyder at 615-542-6368


Coming Home – The Stories of Moving to Murfreesboro

In honor of the Bicentennial of Murfreesboro, guest speakers will discuss stories of the Maney family, as well as others who settled and soon called Murfreesboro home.  This presentation highlights the story of the Maney family’s move to Murfreesboro and the early years of Oaklnds Mansion. 

Date:                 Thursday, August 9, 2012

Place:                Oaklands Historic House Museum

Contact:            Mary Beth Nevills (615)893-0022    info@oaklandsmuseum.org


Decades of Homes Driving Tour

Individualized driving tour showcasing the architectural styles over the decades.  Neighborhood maps will highlight changing styles as the city grew, changed, and expanded our boundaries.  Tour maps will be available at several locations, and color coded for easy identification.

Murfreesboro is blessed with a vibrant housing market, while protecting the historic designs of homes still serving families since 1812.  The Historic Overlay District has served to maintain the architectural integrity of the area while accommodating contemporary lifestyles.  The driving tour will feature neighborhoods and styles that came as Murfreesboro transitioned from small town, to thriving neighborhoods, to vibrant city.

 Date:          August 11-12 & 18-19, 2012

Place:         Downtown and throughout the city

Sponsoring Organization:  Middle TN Association of REALTORS

Contact:     Bill Jakes at 975-0933 or jakesbill@gmail.com or Annette Masterson at masterso@realtracs.org


Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village Guided Tours

Cannonsburgh is offering free guided tours through the park area, including local historical buildings, true stories, and a view of the origins of our city.  The sampling of pioneer lifestyles told from volunteers in period costumes brings to life the culture and spirit that built our town. 

 Date & Time:  Saturday, August 18th from 9 a.m. to noon; Sunday, August 19th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.   

Place:         Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village

Sponsoring Organization:  Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department

Contact:     Shelia Hodges at 890-0355 or shodges@murfreesborotn.gov


Downtown Historical Walking Tour and Open Houses

Walking tour down East Main Street, with stops at several historical homes.  Homes will be hosted by Boro Tellers, giving stories on the homes, neighborhood, and people who lived there.

 Date:          August 18, 2012

Time:          12:00– 4:00 p.m.

Place:         Walking tour from the Square and down East Main Street

Sponsoring Organization:  Murfreesboro Lioness Club and the Boro Tellers

Contact:     Jonelle Prince, Murfreesboro Lioness club at 896-1007 or magnoliatwo@att.net 

“See Here, Black Fox” – Historical Play

The original production of this historical play was performed in the 1960’s at Oaklands Mansion and Fortress Rosecrans.  This original script is a unique blend of history, geography, and culture of the time.  Performances will be held at Murfreesboro Little Theatre, and true to the historic performance, admission is $1.

 Date:          August 23-26, 2012  (4 performances)

Time:           Thursday – Saturday at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Place:         Murfreesboro Little Theatre Log Cabin Playhouse – 702 Ewing Blvd.

Sponsoring Organization:  Murfreesboro Little Theatre

Contact:     Wayman Price at 893-2242 or mltwayman@yahoo.com


Ladies Southern Social

Newcomers Club of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is hosting a "Ladies Southern Social" at Oaklands Historic House Reception Hall on August 30, 2:00-4:00 pm.  This event is open to all ladies in the area interested in attending, with RSVP requested.

 Date:          August 30, 2012

Time:          2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Place:         Oaklands Historic House Reception Hall

Sponsoring Organization:  Newcomers Club of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County

Contact:     Loretta Tolliver at lorettatolliver@yahoo.com or 796-8277 / 890-1908


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