Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit
the 1880's Sutton General Store,
Granville Museum, Sutton Homestead
Pioneer Village,
and Antique Car Museum.
 On the waterfront of the beautiful Cordell Hull Lake
just an hour outside Nashville
Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN WED - FRI 10 AM - 3 PM, SAT 10 AM - 5 PM
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Granville Museum - Mission

Our Mission

Granville MuseumThe mission of Historic Granville/Granville Museum, in Granville, Tennessee, is to function as a repository for artifacts, preserve historical information of the community, and promote the arts, crafts, and music of our past.

Historic Granville will use interesting, educational approaches to display, present, and interpret Granville's unique past and its people for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

To accomplish the mission, Historic Granville will host three annual festivals featuring music and crafts of yesteryear, promote jazz, country, and gospel music, perform plays and musicals annually, broadcast bluegrass shows from Sutton Store weekly, and promote oral history through storytelling. Sutton General Store will designate space to serve as an arts and crafts cultural center for local artists.

Statement of Purpose

To accomplish this mission, the Granville Museum will:

  • create a place where people of all ages and various backgrounds can view and appreciate the work of local artists. The exhibitions and programs will be designed to strengthen and sustain the talents of these regional artists.
  • preserve and promote bluegrass, gospel, classic, country and old time music through Saturday night concerts and community festivals.
  • record and display the military stories, including World War II maneuvers and describe their impact on the local community.
  • honor the area's unique riverboat and farming heritage.
  • serve as a storytelling site to enhance the area's oral history.

A place for genealogy researchVision Statement

The vision of the Granville Museum is to expand the collection of records, artifacts, and oral stories, become a site for genealogy research, and provide interactive educational experiences.

"We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past. We respect the past, remembering that once it was all that was humanly possible."

As we go through life, our heritage is one thing no one can take from us.

Please help us preserve the Granville Heritage by bringing items about your family.

Be a Friend of the Museum and Be A Volunteer time to help us.

The Granville Museum belongs to everyone and we encourage you to be a part of it!

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