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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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Calendar of Events for 2019

  • Hot Fudge Booth-Watermelon Festival - July 31st-
    August 3rd
  • School Tours - October
  • Silent Auction - October 26th
  • 34th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour & Southern
    Christmas Dinner - December 6th and 7th

Summertime -- and we all know what that means for Murfreesboro, North Carolina -- The Watermelon Festival!
From Wednesday until Saturday,  July 31 - August 3, 2019, MHA will feature the Hot Fudge Booth at the Hertford Academy with the food vendors. 

As in the past, we would appreciate donations of water, sodas (Pepsi products) and/or financial donations to help with the purchase of supplies (ice cream, whip topping, etc.) for the Hot Fudge Booth.  Volunteers are also needed to man the booth Wednesday - Saturday night. Please sign up for two-hour shifts with 3-4 people per shift. Call Audrey Stephenson at the office (252) 398-5922 to sign up!

Don't forget the Brady C. Jefcoat Museum dinner on Friday night. Fried Chicken/BBQ plates will be on sale and tickets can be purchased at MHA office and at the Jefcoat Museum.


The MHA Annual Meeting was held on April 19th.  Raymond Benthall, chairman of the Nominating Committee announced the Executive Officers:

President - Lamar Van Brackle
Vice-President - Lloyd Hill
Treasurer - Paige Sumner

Secretary - SuEllen Askew

Newly elected Board members: 
          Carole Farnham
          Sarah Hill
          John Sullin


To view the entire list of Board members and Site Managers visit the About MHA page.


The 2018 Candlelight Christmas Tour and Southern Christmas Dinner was a wonderful event. Special thanks for our sponsors- they enabled us to promote the tour and provide seasonal decorations, food and music at the museums.

We must also thank the numerous (approx. 120) volunteers -- without them, there would not be an event that brings neighbors together to celebrate the Christmas season.

The following is a list of our sponsors:

2018 Candlelight Christmas Sponsors

Diamond
Bynum Brown Rentals

Platinum
Edwards Eye Care (Dr. Matthew S. Edwards) — Hill Realty
Lloyd Hill Rentals — Metal Tech (Ray Felton)
Taylor Freezer Sales (Charles Pond) — Southern Bank
James & Connie Sterling — Heidi & Henry Van Brackle

Gold
Bruce & Lizbeth Brown — Diane Dixon
Jones Law Office — Bob & Lisa Turner
Jenkins-Brown Insurance, Inc. — Don & Lynn Johnson
Johnson, McLean & Company

Silver
Percy and Lynette Bunch — Edwards Agency LLC/The Parker Agency
Revelle Realty

Bronze
China Garden of Murfreesboro, Inc. — Colonial Pharmacy
Gay Implement Co., Inc. — James Epps Agency, Inc.
Nationwide  Insurance — Jamie & Becky Johnson (Ace Hardware)
Edward Jones Investments (Sara J. Crowder)
Murfreesboro Coffee Club — Parker Appraisals LLC
Rose Brothers Paving Co., Inc. — Sarah V. Parker   
Revelle & Lee, LLP  — Stitch Count
Town & College Cleaners — Clark West - Heating & Cooling


Tours 

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 Gazebo and grounds, and the Dr. Walter Reed Annex for weddings, family reunions, etc.? More details are listed here.
 


Dr. Walter Reed Museum Newsletter
Now available online. Read the latest about the activities at the Dr. Walter Reed House Museum.  You can access the newsletter from this link.



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.

The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-398-5922
©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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