Genealogy Festival Highlight
Cynthia Holford Officer (played by Kay Walker) and William Alexander Officer (Played By Op Walker)
The Second Annual Granville Genealogy Festival on April 5th will offer a full days of Historical Seminars, Storytelling, Honoring of Historical Families of Granville, Craftsmen, Tours, Music, Genealogy Booths, Granville Family Booths, Great Food of Yesteryear and much more.
The storytelling will feature a two-act Theatre presentation of the Office House Massacre at 2:30 p.m. as noted actors Op & Kay Walker and Dale Bohannon will depict the event that occurred during the Civil War. The theatre presentation will occur At the Historical Granville United Methodist Church.
Other events to occur at the church as part of this Festival will be beginning at 9:00 a.m. Robert (Bob) Chaffin presenting "Ruminations & Remembrance", at 10:30 Kent Dollar presents "Christian Soldiers, Their Faith and the American Civil War", at 12:30 p.m. Troy Smith presents "Early Native American Indians of the Upper Cumberland" and 1:30 p.m. Sherry Yokley Presents "Importance of Writing Down Your Family Stories".
A Womens Work Is Never Done
Sutton Homestead Volunteers prepare for the new exhibit
" A Womens Work is Never Done".
Pictured left to right is: Tommie Clemons, Mikie Coogan, Ann Gaines, Suzanne Stafford, and Patty Barlow with a dress that Tommie Clemons made.
The Sutton Homestead in Historic granville, TN opened March 6 with a new exhibit " A Womens Work is never Done" which is displayed in the historic 1880 home. This unique exhibit displays all the work that women did in the home in the past telling a great story as you see the great talents of the homemakers.
Granville Celebrates Its Past
The historic steamboat town of Granville, on the Cumberland River, has witnessed an astonishing evolution in its lifetime. Driving into town on a Saturday afternoon you may find yourself blinking. Men sit on benches on the porch outside the old T.B. Sutton General Store telling yarns. Across the road a glimpse in the window reveals a barber preparing his customer for a close shave with a cut-throat razor.
“I don’t want to miss the ice cream,” I tell my guide, Chris Neeley, long-time resident and board member of the Granville Museum, as he shepherds me into the emporium opposite the Ice Cream Shop. “They close at 3 p.m., don’t they?” “You won’t,” he reassures me with a laugh. “They’re not going anywhere.” A little while later I understand. When we enter, the scene is frozen in time. A rough and tumble pair sit at the saloon table with a bottle of Dickel Whisky, eyes fixed on their hands of cards. A young girl and boy perch on stools at the ice cream counter. A fallen chocolate-covered ice cream cone lies upside down on the floor. They are all mannequins (“scarecrows”). I have stepped into a time warp. - See more Granville Celebrates Its Past