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Granville Recognizes Joe Moore on Heritage Day

The Granville Museum Celebrated its 25th Anniversary on May 25th as part of the Granville Heritage Day.  As part of this celebration, the Granville Museum observed Joe Moore Day. 

Joe Moore was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the officers of the Tennessee Future Farmers of America. Joe, a Granville resident, at the age of 21 was featured on the front cover of Time Magazine on October 24, 1955. Congressman John Rose honored Moore by speaking at the presentation. 

Joe was one of the founders of the Granville Museum on May 29, 1999, along with Patsy Reynolds Yates, Loyd Clark, Eugene Duke, Jeanette Ragland Dalton, Suzanne Clemons Stafford and Randall Clemons. Joe and Ann Moore are featured in the photo below with FFA officers.

In Moore's honor, the Farm to Your Table Museum was renamed The Joe Moore Farm to Table Museum. Pictured in the photo below are Carver Moore, Olivia Moore, Tammy Moore, Ann Moore, Sam Moore with Joe Moore seated in front of the Museum.

Granville celebrates its rich agricultural history each year by awarding a Century Farm Award to families who have owned and operated family farms for at least 100 years. This year's Award honored the Holleman Farm owned by Ann Holleman Turner. The Eugene Duke Friend of the Museum Award for 2024 was presented to Sheriff Mary Hinson.

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