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History in Middle Tennessee and Fort Negley to be Discussed in Murfreesboro on Saturday

Nov 23, 2021 at 07:45 am by WGNS

Click above photo to see more pictures. Rutherford County Archaeological Society (RCAS) to host a Special Presentation this SaturdayThe Rutherford County Archaeological Societ.... Read More

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron Announces Ribbon Cutting for Historic Courthouse Museum

Nov 16, 2021 at 11:09 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—(November 16, 2021) Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron invites the community to a special ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the County&rs.... Read More

MTSU Professor to lead Oct. 13th lunch-and-learn at Tennessee State Museum on epidemics, media

Oct 08, 2021 at 10:48 am by WGNS

Tennessee State Museum will host “Constructing Outbreaks in Tennessee: How Disease Shaped the Volunteer State,” an Oct. 13 free Lunch-and-Learn with Middle Te.... Read More

“BACK IN TIME: BACK TO SCHOOL” The Story of the One-Room School House

Jul 29, 2021 at 08:51 am by WGNS

Saturday, August 7th from 9-12pm during the Main Street Market in Downtown Murfreesboro, there will be a “Back to School Party”. Shacklett’s Photography will.... Read More

Michele Emerson named Murfreesboro’s first female City Engineer

Jul 02, 2021 at 01:00 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Michele Emerson has been named the first female City Engineer for the City of Murfreesboro after four years serving in the Engi.... Read More

Historical Commission Grants Help MTSU and the 5th Bedford County Courthouse

Jun 23, 2021 at 03:01 pm by WGNS

The Tennessee Historical Commission, the State Historic Preservation Office, has announced 35 Federal Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) grants totaling over $929,515 awarded fo.... Read More

Rutherford County Historian Receives NSDAR’s Historic Preservation Medal

Jun 10, 2021 at 09:06 am by WGNS

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Historian Greg Tucker recently received the Historic Preservation Medal presented by the National Society of the Daughters of the.... Read More

Juneteenth to be Celebrated in Murfreesboro Over Three Day Period

Jun 03, 2021 at 11:50 am by WGNS

Juneteenth will be celebrated at the historic Bradley Academy in Murfreesboro over a three-day period. The event will start on Thursday June 17th and close with a final event.... Read More

The Freedom Riders Sixty Years Ago

Jun 03, 2021 at 07:30 am by WGNS

Last month marked 60-years since the Freedom Riders made their way to Montgomery, Alabama in an attempt to end the racial divide across the South. With more on this story, h.... Read More

Dam At Sam Davis Home: Will $ or History Win?

May 22, 2021 at 11:59 am by WGNS

(SMYRNA, TN) Here’s an update on the continuing saga of whether or not to keep the dam on Stewarts Creek at the Sam Davis Home.Could the group seeking $1.5-million in mi.... Read More

Black History Month: Pioneer in Media Frederick Douglass Died 126-Years Ago on This Week

Feb 16, 2021 at 12:00 pm by WGNS

Frederick Douglass, known around the country and throughout the world for a huge list of inspirational movements and accomplishments – died 126 years ago on February 20,.... Read More

Talks of History in Rutherford County

Sep 23, 2020 at 09:04 am by Producer

Our Guest in Studio at WGNS talk about history in Rutherford County including the Spanish Flu of 1918, similar to COVID-19 today. Joining us are Pettus Reed and Frank Caperton.... Read More

Tennessee’s State Capitol the Subject of New Book Published by the Tennessee Department of State

Sep 15, 2020 at 08:56 am by WGNS

Tennessee’s State Capitol is the subject of a new book called Tennessee State Capitol: A Tennessee Treasure, published by the Office of Secretary of State Tre Harge.... Read More

Probation, Information Technology to Move Into Old Judicial Building - Rutherford County Museum to Open in Courthouse

Aug 31, 2020 at 07:46 am by WGNS

The old Rutherford County Judicial Building is being renovated. Mayor Bill Ketron said the first office to move will be from the courthouse and across the street…And on.... Read More