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Historic Granville, Tennessee

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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.
Granville is located on the waterfront of Cordell Hull Lake just an hour outside Nashville.

Historic Granville, TN — Tennessee's Mayberry Town.

Open Wed - Friday 10 am - 3 pm, Sat 10 am - 5 pm
Sutton Homestead Open Wed - Friday 12 - 3 pm, Sat 12 - 5:00 pm

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Granville Celebrates the 1940’s with Memories of the World War II Maneuvers in Granville

Historic Granville announced today that their 2017 theme will be “ 1940’s: A Decade of Change- Thanks for the Memories”. The 1940’s will be a year long celebration which will begin when the 2017 season opens on March 9th. Pictured in front of Sutton General Store is some of the 2017 scarecrows created by Granville resident Cynthia Mathews which represent soldiers that were in Granville during World War II Maneuvers as well as wives and girl friends that came to visit them while they were stationed in Granville. The 1880 Sutton Home will feature guided tours of “Maneuvers: They Came as Strangers and Left as Friends”, Antique Car Museum will feature 1940’s automobiles and military Vehicles, Granville Museum will feature Memories of the 1940’s and the town will be decorated in the 1940 era. The Granville Museum will be hosting the Tennessee State Museum Traveling Exhibit “ The Slaves & Slave Holders of Wessyngton Plantation” which will be on exhibit from March 9th till June 6th.

The official Grand Opening of the 1940’s Celebration will be on April 8th with the 1940’s coming to life in a grand fashion as two World War II Musicals entitled “ I’ll Be Seeing You” performed by the Freedom Belles as well as two World War II Re-enactments will be occurring. April 8th will also feature the 5th Granville Genealogy Festival with a full Day of wonderful speakers, booths and genealogy information. The celebration will also feature a Antique Car Show which will be for automobiles up to 1950’s with a parade At 3:00 p.m. The second annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival sponsored by The Upper Cumberland Wine Trail will be held from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Pioneer Village which has been great expanded from last year. Museum will be featured all day by Lynn Beal Jazz Band at the Pruett Stage as well as craftsmen of yesteryear. April 8th will also mark the 9th Anniversary Celebration of the Sutton General Store and Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. John Tomlin & Company performing at the Anniversary Ole Time Music Bluegrass Dinner Show.

The 1940’s Theme will also be carried out at the April 22nd Vintage Fashion Show, Sale and Lunch, May 6th Cornbread & Moonshine Festival, 19th Granville Heritage Day on May 27th, 3rd Annual Grits and Glitz Shopping Extravaganza Pioneer Village Barn Sale on June 9th and 10th, Scarecrow Festival October 1st the 31st, Fall Celebration on October 7th and 1940’s Christmas Season entitled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas “ November 10th thru December 30th with 1940’s Granville Country Christmas on December 9th.

Historic Granville is operated by 180 dedicated volunteers who give of their time to preserve the historic town of yesteryear. Granville is currently enlisting new volunteers for the 2017 season. For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.
SAM STOUT NAMED JAMBOREE PRESIDENT AND COORDINATOR
February 10, 2017
by: Tom Duggin/ WLIE Radio
Sam Stout

The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree has a new President and Coordinator.
Born in Gainesboro and raised in the Bloomington Springs Community of Putnam Co. Sam Stout was elected to the position at a meeting of Jamboree board on Thursday night, February 9. Stout succeeds Jack Barton, who resigned as Jamboree President and Coordinator on February 2, after a nine-year tenure.

Born to James and the late Birdie Stout, Sam Stout grew up in a musical family that included two older brothers. At the age of 9, Stout began playing guitar and soon picked up the mandolin, as well. After high school, Stout started playing in country bands, and soon began pursuing music as a full-time career. Among his musical accomplishments during that time was serving as an opening act for guitar legend Chet Atkins and well-known Nashville songwriter Dean Dillon, who penned several of George Strait’s number-one hits. Stout also worked in Nashville in the recording industry as a demo singer, in hopes of landing a major recording contract.

After several years of struggling to make it in the country music industry, Stout returned to his first love, which was Bluegrass music. While holding down a full-time job, Stout started a Bluegrass band called Stoney Lonesome, which enjoyed a great deal of regional success. It was during this time Stout, along with Randall Clemons and Chris Neeley, launched the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour in Granville, TN. In the beginning, the Music Hour was covered by one small radio station in Thompkinsville, KY. Today, after nine years, the weekly show is now broadcast by 45 radio stations worldwide, including AM 650 WSM Radio in Nashville, the home of the Grand Ole Opry. Professional and semi-professional bluegrass bands are featured on the weekly show, which also goes across both the state of Tennessee and all across the country on PBS stations.

Stout says his love for music – and the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree – runs deep. “I can never remember not being surrounded by music,” he said. “My father, James, plays the Dobro. He actually was the one who first brought me to the Jamboree before I could even play an instrument. I love the Jamboree and what it stands for. It is a true Tennessee tradition.”

Stout has competed in various Jamboree competitions in years past, but most recently, he has served as a member of the “Jamboree House Band,” a position he will resign with his new responsibilities with the festival. Stout was elected to the Jamboree board on February 2, and expressed an interest in the position of President and Coordinator with the Jamboree upon Barton’s resignation.

In addition to his passion for music, Stout - still resides in Bloomington Springs – and works as a Realtor in the Upper Cumberland area.




AWARD WINNING LOCAL HISTORY BOOK TO BE REVIEWED IN GRANVILLE

People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions, edited by Tennessee Tech professors Michael Birdwell and Calvin Dickinson, will be featured in a lecture by Dickinson and Dr. Opless Walker at noon on October 1 during the Fall Festival in Granville.  The event will be in the museum at Granville.  Copies of the book will be sold at the event, and will be autographed by the authors.  The book won the Tennessee History Book Award for 2015, given annually by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Dr. Walker’s essay in the book, “Folk Medicine,” and his lecture in Granville, deal with the historic home medicine remedies of the Upper Cumberland Region. He discovered that these remedies were often successful, and some of the unsuccessful ones were actually humorous.  Historic folk medicine has provided the basis for some modern remedies and medical techniques.  Dr. Walker, the former chief pharmacologist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, has long researched folk medicine and has explored the fascinating history of this practice.

Other essays in the book, which will be introduced by Dr. Dickinson, include a number of interesting and important people of the region, as well as important places in the Upper Cumberland. “American Indians in the Upper Cumberland” by Randy Williams, “Life and Leisure on the Cumberland River” by Mike Allen, “Early Careers of Cornell Hull and John Gore” by Mark Dudney, “The Legend of Champ Ferguson” by Troy Smith, “Upper Cumberland Moonshine” by Michael Birdwell, and nine other essays provide an interesting story of life in the Upper Cumberland region.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to the Granville Museum on October 1 at noon.

 

Winners of the 2016 Granville Quilt Festival are listed below.   The Club, Group, or Guild Winner was the Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival Board with 102 entries.  Thank you to everyone who entered items this year!

Granville Quilt Show 2016 Winners List
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