Bonnets, Headscarves and Dust Caps Exhibit Opens
Visit the new temporary exhibit at the Granville Museum, “Bonnets, Headscarves, and Dust Caps”. Enjoy viewing head coverings from the past. Marvel at the beautiful hand work in baby bonnets which are almost 100 years old, experience memories of the past when viewing functional bonnets worn by Granville ladies, and remember ladies wearing headscarves as a fashion statement. This exhibit will open March 6 and remain on display through June.
Genealogy Index Project
A project is underway to index the genealogical information in the Granville Museum. Though incomplete, the current index database can be seen using the Genealogy Menu on the left.
The Granville Museum tells the story of the riverboat town of Granville, Tennessee. The museum contains a great pictorial display of every aspect of the history of Granville. Many historical items from homes, businesses, schools and the community are on display. The museum features a military, school and music room and a room with furnishings depicting a home in the early 1900's.
Visitors will also enjoy a ten minute DVD on the history of Granville. The museum also has a genealogy collection with many family records as well as cemetery documents of the Granville area.
NOW OPEN YEAR ROUND - Wednesday thru Saturday 12:00 noon - 3:00 pm
Celebrating Our Agricultural Heritage
The Granville Museum includes the Agricultural Museum.
Present for the dedication of the Agricultural Museum are, from left, Rep. Henry Fincher, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Ken Givens, Rep. Les Winningham, Ag Museum Committee Member James Clemons, Sen. Charlotte Burks, Ag Museum Committee Chairman Stan Webster, Granville Museum President Randall Clemons, and museum donor Zelma Custer.
A Genealogy section has been developed in the Museum containing the family history of Granville families. We have purchased the Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions Book with 19,000 fully indexed names. We now have a large number of family histories. This section also contains original old church records, justice of the peace records, deeds and family records; and is a great place to do research.
The museum is full of family photos from years gone by that have been donated by visitors and residents.
A few of the families that we have information on include: Brown, Carter, Clemons, Collier, Duke, Fields, Halfacre, Harris, Holleman, Huff, Kent, Kirby, Mathis, McKinley, Moore, Myers, Pruett, Ragland, Sadler, Stanton, Stout, Tittle, Veteto, Wheeler, Williamson, among others.
Please add your photos to our collection.
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