Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM

Thru 10/27/2018 "I Have a Voice" Tennessee's African American Musical Heritage

The Award Winning Traveling Exhibition I Have a Voice- Tennessee's African American Musical Heritage opened at Granville Museum on September 6th.

I have a voice

The Tennessee State Museum exhibit was the winner of the Tennessee

Association of Museums award of excellence for best temporary exhibit.

Pictured from Tennessee State Museum

Left to right:  Renee White, Exhibit Coordinator; Dakota Elliott,

Curatorial Assistant; and Graham Perry, Curator

The exhibition gives a snapshot of African American Tennesseans' important contribution to American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, Gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and soul music. In turn, their music has influenced and enriched music around the world. In turn, their music has Influenced and enriched music around the world. From the early blues legends of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith to the soul hits of STAX Records in Memphis, Visitors can learn about and view YouTube videos of various performers featured in the exhibit on their smart phone or tablets through the use of QR-coded links.

The exhibit also introduces viewers to many famous Tennessee music legends-from Bessie Smith who was nicknamed the "Empress of the Blues" to B. B. King, often referred to as the "King of the Blues" - from Grand Ole Opry star DeFord Bailey of Smith County to Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tina Turner. The exhibit ill be at Granville Museum thru October 27th and is open Wednesday thru Friday 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. There is no admission to the museum and is also currently hosting a traveling exhibit of "I Love Lucy" as well as the Sutton Homestead hosting this as well. Granville is currently Celebrating the 1950's with a special 1950's Car Exhibit at Car Museum and Memories of 1950's at Historic Home and Granville Museum. For more Information call 931-653-4151 or

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