Murfreesboro History Saturday and Sunday

Oct 22, 2021 at 09:55 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Be a part of local history with two events this weekend.  The African-American Heritage Society of Rutherford County is conducting an auction starting at 2:00 o'clock Saturday (10/23/2021) afternoon at Patterson Community Center. Then on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00PM in the afternoon, the City Cemetery on Vine Street will be open to the public for tours and historical talks. 

Auction Saturday To Fund Projects

WGNS then spoke with Margaret McKinley with the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County . . .


Again the fund raising auction by the  African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County will begin at 2:00 o'clock this Saturday afternoon (10/23/2021) at the Patterson Community Center (521 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard). 

Oaklands Mansion is releasing the names and life stories of enslaved African Americans who likely lived on the plantation.


Previously, very little research had been devoted to the African-Americans enslaved by the Maney family. However, Oaklands’ launch of a new 2021 initiative seeks to bring these individuals’ stories to the forefront via “The Untold Stories” project. “The Untold Stories project attempts to give a voice to 87 African Americans who have been overlooked by history,” said James Manning, executive director. “The initiative names each individual believed to have been enslaved on the Maneys’ plantation and their descendants. This new research broadly increases our knowledge of the African American community in Murfreesboro both during the Civil War and beyond.”

Walk Through History This Sunday

There is a rare opportunity for the public to walk-through local history this coming Sunday afternoon (10/24/2021). The Old City Cemetery Historic Preversation Project Director Laura Bartel said . . .

Again, the OPEN DAY at the old City Cemetery, 320 East Vine St., will take place this Sunday afternoon (10/24/2021) from 2:00-4:30PM. There is no charge. 

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