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“ A Cooling Breeze”, an eclectic collection of hand-held fans is now on permanent display at Hertford Academy, an MHA historic building. View fans online or arrange a tour...

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FYI - The biannual meeting of the Historic Murfreesboro Commission will be held on Friday, October 20th at 10 am at Hertford Academy. Interested parties are welcome to attend.

October 27 & 28 will feature the MHA Historic Haunt throughout the Historic District. Friday: 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Saturday: 6:30 - 10:00 pm. Tickets: $10 Adults - $7 Children under 12 - FREE Children under 5.

The Candlelight Christmas Tour will be held on Friday and Saturday, December 8th and 9th. Hours are from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. This is the first year that there will NOT be a sit down dinner. The Tour will include the Murfreesboro Historical Association museums and Chowan University. We have no private homes on the tour this year. You must make reservations for the tour. Ticket prices are $25 Adults, $10 students 13 to 18, children under 12 are free.

April 21st Annual Meeting election results:

  • President - Lamar Van Brackle
  • Vice-President - Lloyd Hill
  • Secretary - SuEllen Askew
  • Treasurer - Elicia Revelle

Calendar of Events for 2017

  • School Tours - October
  • Historic Haunt/Ghost Walk - October 27th & 28th
  • Soup & Sandwich Day - November 15th
  • 32nd Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour - December 8th & 9th

Tuesday’s Tidbits – Jennifer Whittington

Ms. Whittington has moved and will no longer provide us with Tuesday's Tidbits. We appreciate her lengthy support and involvement with the Association. 

My research has taken me to Salem and Boston, MA as well as every courthouse, library and cemetery in the northeast corner of North Carolina.  While researching information in courthouses and libraries, I kept running across and saving interesting yet non related information that I felt needed to be shared, not forgotten. 

So with that said, here is a beautifully written eulogy contained in the records of the Town of Murfreesboro 1887.

Article One: 10/18/16

Article Two: 10/24/16

Article Three: 10/31/16

Article Four: 11/8/16
Article Five: 11/15/16

You may plan a group tour at any time, just call the office at 252-398-5922. Book your tour soon! You may wish to consider a self-guided walking tour. Booklets are available at the MHA Office for $7.00.

Property Rentals
Did you know that you can rent our lovely Hertford Academy,the Roberts-Vaughan Gabezo and grounds, and the Dr. Walter Reed Annex for weddings, family reunions, etc.? More details are listed here.

King's Landing -- Would you like to read past issues of the King's Landing?
The back issues are now available to view as a PDF (portable document format) file.

Jan-Feb 2010 Issue January 2012 Issue September 2013 Issue
Sept. 2010 Issue June 2012 Issue January 2014 Issue
January 2011 issue September 2012 Issue June 2014 Issue
June 2011 Issue January 2013 Issue September 2014 Issue
September 2011 Issue June 2013 Issue

Be sure to visit our About MHA page. There are many links to local affiliates.

Dale Neighbors, former MHA Executive Director, has started a blog about Murfreesboro history.
A blog allows others to read and post, thus creating a network of people interested in the same topic.
Perhaps you have historical knowledge of our town and would like to share and preserve it. If so,
log on and join Dale. Help make this idea a success.
Living History

The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
©2008 MHA. MHA is a Non-Profit Organization

The Murfreesboro Historical Association is dedicated to preservation and our history. Our town has significant properties dating to the 1700's. Many are owned by MHA and others are private homes. In our historic district you can enjoy walking along brick sidewalks from one site to the next. Additionally, we are a town of museums - historic buildings with various collections that are unmatched anywhere else.

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