(MURFREESBORO) Whether you're new to the area or have lived here all of your life, learning about the history of this community is always important. The Rutherford County Historical Society invites the public to its monthly meeting at 7:00 o'clock this Monday evening (5/16/2022) at Carriage Lane Reception House, 337 E. Burton St. Admission is free.
As you see massive factories and corporate headquarters throughout the area, it's hard to conceive that thousands of acres of farmland dominated this agriculturally based county not too long ago. In fact, there are still many Century Farms in Rutherford County.
Monday evening's Historical Society will offer a panel discussion on the history of dairy farming in Rutherford County. Panel members include John L. Batey, John Sallee, Lucy Caffey Woods and Historical Society President Pettus Read.
This will be a question and answer session about days on the farm from these Rutherford County farmers. The evening will include wonderful stories, artifacts and plenty of memories to be shared.
Once again, the Rutherford County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday evening (5/16/2022) at the Carriage Lane Reception House, 337 E. Burton. St.,
Before Past President Frank Caperton said, "It's udderly free", he noted that annual membership in the Rutherford County Historical Society is $25 per year for the entire family, and that includes Fro Chips, a great newsletter that's packed with historical stories, photographs and news of local historic searches. CLICK HERE to start your membership.
The Rutherford County Historical Society also invites the public to its free question and answer session every Saturday morning from 9:00AM to noon at the old one-room Ransom Schoolhouse at 717 N. Academy Street in Murfreesboro. There will be free coffee and donuts served as well.
In addition, you'll be able to get a copy of the new book A Rutherford Black Sheep written by County Historian Greg Tucker.
Visit their website at http://rutherfordtnhistory.org/