Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10, 2015
The Murfreesboro Historical Association plans numerous activities during Living History Days
Student Tours for 4th Graders from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday
Exhibits throughout the Historic District
Civil War exhibit at the William Rea Museum and Hertford Academy in the Historic District
Revolutionary War Re-enactors, World War II Re-enactors, Native Americans, Pioneer Folk & Mountain Men, Ladies Victorian Clothing, Medical Exhibit and many more participants.
Activities Include: Old Time Music, Cornbread Making, Spinning Wheel, Corn Shelling, Beekeeping, Blacksmithing and Tinsmithing, Butter Churning, Soap Making, Candle Making, Story Telling, Metal Detectors and many more exhibits.
Check out the beautiful video of our past re-enactments created by
Delane-Bryant-Images-Natural-Light-Freelance Photographer (click on photo to start video)
Draft horses pull the cannon
|Charles McMahon & Booker Daniel display the Masonic Apron at Melrose House
Booker Daniel, Joyce Lassiter and
Mary Rowe dress volunteer
Yvonne Warren at the Fashion Show
Patrick Haggerty shows local children
games from the 1800s
The Bonnie Blue Flag is described during the demonstration on Confederate Flags
Libby & Charlie Wilton (and Reb) renew their 50th Wedding Vows
A limited number of T-shirts available for sale @ $5.00 each.
The William Rea Museum will be the site of many of the Civil War exhibits. The Hertford Academy will be home to the encampments, cannons and many activities. The entire Historic District will be featured during the Hertiage Days event.
Re-enactors coming to set up their camp sites should go to the Hertford Academy, located at Sycamore (the corner where the RBC bank is located) and Broad Streets. It is a beautiful historic brick building which sits across the street from the Town Hall and Murfree Center. If you are not sure where to go, call 252-398-5922 and we will be happy to give you directions.
Here is a schedule of events for Saturday, October 10th.
- The Southern Star exhibit
- Murfreesboro 3-D Model based on 1860
- Prominent citizens of Murfreesboro and their role in the War
- Civil War artifacts and photographs
- Music from the 1860s
- Original clothing from the Civil War
Book signings, e.g., "Had A Little Fight" by D. L. Babb; David Powell;
Deanna K. Klingel, "Avery's Battlefield", "Avery's Crossroad", and others
|Area Accommodations (partial listing )
Murfreesboro is located approximately 60 miles from Norfolk, Virginia
and 120 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina.
• Bed & Breakfast — Marie & Ned Knepper — (252) 398-4511
• The English Inn — Geri Bradshaw— (252) 398-3201
• The Flanagan House —Tim & Teresa Flanagan — (252) 398-3676
• The Oaks — Craig Dennis — (252) 396-7415
10 miles from Murfreesboro
Cutawhiskey Bed & Breakfast —Rae & Steve Taylor — (252) 587-3667
13 miles south of Murfreesboro
• Ahoskie Inn — (252)332-4165
• Tomahawk Motel — (252)332-3194
• Jernigan House Bed & Breakfast — (252)209-5455
22 miles north of Murfreesboro
• Franklin Inn — (757)562-4100
• Comfort Inn — (800)221-2222 or (757)569-0018
• Days Inn — (757)562-2225
• Super 8 Motel — (757)562-2888
• The Pace House Inn — (757)516-6263
I-95, Exit 173 - 35 miles west
• Days Inn — (252)536-4867
• Hampton Inn — (252)537-7555
• Holiday Inn Express — (252)536-2300 (exit 171)
• Interstate Inns — (252)536-4111
• Jameson Inn — (252)533-0022
• Orchard Inn — (252)536-2131
• Sleep Inn — (252)537-3141
The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
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