Rutherford County Historical Society

Monday Night's Historical Society Meeting Cancelled....Nov. Awards Banquet Rescheduled

Oct 15, 2023 at 07:24 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Due to some scheduling conflicts with Oakland, the October Meeting of the Rutherford County TN Historical Society, scheduled for Monday October 16, 20.... Read More

Cripple Creek Cloggers Bring Fun To Historical Society Meeting!

May 15, 2023 at 09:32 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Members of the Rutherford County Historical Society held their May meeting Monday (5/15/2023) night at Oaklands Mansion. The group's President Pettus Read said.... Read More

Cripple Creek Cloggers at Monday night's 7PM Historical Society Meeting

May 14, 2023 at 01:12 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Monday night (5/15/2023) at 7:00PM brings Appalachian style square dancing to Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Avenue. The monthly meeting of.... Read More

"Cripple Creek Cloggers" at the May 15th Historical Meeting

May 03, 2023 at 07:09 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  The entire community is invited to learn history about Appalachian style square dancing at the May meeting of the Rutherford County Historical S.... Read More

Historical Society Meets 7:00PM This Monday

Feb 18, 2023 at 08:20 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Civil War historians won't want to miss this month's RUTHERFORD COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY's meeting in Maney Hall at Oaklands Mansion, 900 N. Maney Ave. Retired.... Read More

The "House of Mayors" has left the city!

Jan 04, 2023 at 04:22 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  The 1850 victorian mansion that was known as "The House of Mayors" is now only a memory. Under the long arm of the excavator, the final row of bricks.... Read More

Don't Miss Monday's Historical Society Meeting...Special Guest!

Jan 03, 2023 at 05:07 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  At 7:00 o'clock this coming Monday (1/9/2023) evening, the Rutherford County Historical Society has its first monthly meeting of the New Year in Mane.... Read More

"House of Mayors" Set for Razing

Jan 02, 2023 at 09:41 pm by WGNS

(above photo by WGNS news on 1/2/2023) (MURFREESBORO)  The 1850 victorian mansion on the corner of Spring and Bell Streets is scheduled for demolition, according to.... Read More

Topic for Monday (08/01/2022) Local History throughout Rutherford County

Aug 01, 2022 at 09:02 am by WGNS

WGNS' Scott Walker talks with Rutherford County Historical Society’s President Pettus Read about the importance of preserving the past.  (NOTE: August meeting is Mo.... Read More

Media and Research Room at Ransom School to be named for Frank Caperton

Jul 18, 2022 at 05:40 pm by WGNS

As hundreds from the community gathered to remember Rutherford County historian Frank Caperton Monday, a fitting way to remember him was unveiled. Pettus Read, the presid.... Read More

Frank Caperton Passed Away Unexpectedly

Jul 06, 2022 at 05:48 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  Murfreesboro historian, photographer and promoter Frank Caperton passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (7/6/2022) morning at his home. He was 59. There will.... Read More

Flashback Frank - Place Names Part 2

Jun 23, 2022 at 07:35 am by WGNS

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Place names in Rutherford County…  We drive down a road or through a tiny community or past a.... Read More

Flashback Frank: Interesting Area School Names

Apr 07, 2022 at 07:30 am by bryan

This is Flashback Frank of the Rutherford County Historical Society. Some of the early public and private schools in Rutherford County had very imaginative descriptive names..... Read More

Jon Dinkins Flashback (1989)

Sep 23, 2021 at 06:00 am by WGNS

Thanks to Frank Caperton of the Rutherford County Historical Society who found this photo from "The Daily News Journal" from June 18th, 1989, when he was a teacher and coach a.... Read More

HISTORY: Post Civil War Freed Slaves

Feb 04, 2021 at 07:23 am by WGNS

Frank Caperton, aka Flashback Frank, joins The Wake Up Crew each Thursday to share local history tidbits. This week, he talks about a community of freed slaves that popped up.... Read More