Granville to hold event to celebrate 1940s history

Staff Reports • Updated Apr 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Historic Granville will have the grand opening celebration of Remembering the 1940s on Saturday, including musical performances, antique cars, reenactments and more. 

The event will feature the World War II Musical performers, Freedom Belles, as they perform their show “I’ll Be Seeing You” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 

The Freedom Belles are a trio performing music of the World War II time. They travel nationwide performing a show that celebrates and commemorates history.  Their musical show includes patriotic music, music of Andrew Sisters and more.  They are known for their musical performances to recreate the USS0 shows of World War II.  

Granville will also feature two World War II Maneuvers reenactments as reenactors from all over Tennessee come to Granville to reenact World War II.  The reenactments will be performed at noon and 1:30 p.m. The day will also feature up to 1950s antique cars displayed on main street of Granville with parade at 3 p.m.  

Granville has exhibits that will be in place all year on the 1940s with a special exhibit at the 1880 Sutton Home entitled “Maneuvers- They Came as Strangers And Left as Friends”, 1940 automobiles at Antique Car Museum and Remembering the 1940s Exhibit at Granville Museum.  Saturday’s event will also feature a Genealogy Festival and The second Annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival.  

For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com. 

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