Historic Granville Museum kicks off new exhibit on slaveholders

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 14, 2017 at 5:30 PM

The Granville Museum held the grand opening and ribbon cutting March 9 of the Memories of the 1940s and the Tennessee State Museum’s “Slaves and Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation” exhibit. 

The 1940s exhibits include memories of the 1940s at the Granville Museum, “Maneuvers: They Came As Strangers and Left as Friends” at 1880-Sutton Home and 1940s automobiles at the Antique Car Museum. The exhibits are open Wednesdays through Fridays from noon until 3 p.m. and Saturdays from noon until 5 p.m.

On April 8, Historic Granville will celebrate the 1940s celebration, which will include Freedom Bells World War II musical shows, World War II Maneuvers re-enactments, up to 1950s antique car show, parade, Upper Cumberland Wine Festival, jazz music and genealogy festival. The genealogy festival will include speakers, seminars and a special honoring of the Ragland family and Black communities of Granville.  

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


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