inside the Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana and
step back in time more than 150 years when life was
Trace the evolution of the washing machine,
iron, churn , music box, radio, and phonograph by
viewing the extensive collection of these items that
were amassed by Brady C. Jefcoat.
There are over 13,000 items on display
including glassware, toasters, farm tools and equipment,
period furniture, and many other items that fill the
more than 17,000 square feet of display space in the
historical Murfreesboro High School building.
Mr. Jefcoat started his collection over
35 years ago and has continued to add selected items
from far and near. The collection includes the largest
exhibit in America of washing machine equipment, butter
churns, irons, and “music boxes.”
Museum officials from around the world
have visited Mr. Jefcoat in hopes of obtaining pieces
from his collection. However, he wished to keep his
collectibles together for others to enjoy. Historic
Murfreesboro is indeed fortunate to have received
the donation of this extensive collection of Americana.