2013 Genealogy Festival
|History is celebrated every day in Granville and this year a new festival will be held on July 5th, 6th and 7th to share our heritage.
The 2013 Genealogy Festival and Family Reunion will celebrate families with sharing, presentations, and reunions.
Everyone is invited to share their genealogy, improve their knowledge of the history of Granville, Jackson County and the Upper Cumberland, and enjoy visiting with family and friends at a family reunion.
The Granville Museum has announced the first Granville Genealogy Festival to be held July 5 thru 7th in Granville. Pictured left to right are Robbie Harris Adcock, Patsy Reynolds Yates, Liz Huff Bennett and Carter Harris as they plan the event.
Details about this event are changing quickly; so revisit this page often to get the latest information.
|Friday, July 5, 2013|
|12:00PM, Noon||Opening at the Pruett Stage|
|12:30PM – 4:00PM||
|6:00PM||“An Evening of Jazz” – The Leave More Info ...|
|Saturday, July 6, 2013|
|9:00AM – 4:00PM||
|5:00PM – 6:00PM||Dinner at the Sutton Store by Reservation (931-653-4151)|
|6:00PM – 7:00PM||Sutton Ole Time Music Hour|
|7:00PM – 8:00PM||Sutton Ole Time Music Hour|
|8:30PM||Professional Fireworks Show at Granville Veterans Park|
|Sunday, July 7, 2013|
|12:00PM, Noon||Family Picnics
Families will gather for reunion picnics under the Surname Tents. Plan an old fashioned covered dish affair or purchase lunch from the Sutton General Store at $12 (fried chicken or roast beef, mash potatoes, green beans, corn, fresh tomatoes, rolls, drink, chocolate cobbler, banana pudding). If you plan to purchase dinner, please use the reservation form to let us know how many are in your party so we will prepare enough.
Speakers on a variety of topics interesting to genealogists, researchers and history buffs will be presented hourly at the Granville United Methodist Church.
Dr. Calvin Dickinson, Tennessee Technological University Library and author of several books on the Upper Cumberland
Dr. Michael Birdwell, Tennessee Technological University Library
Jill Jones-Lazuka, Daughters of the American Revolution
Ronald Dishman, a noted genealogist from the area who will speak on the assimilation of indians native to the area
Mike Gilpatrick, Chairman of the Upper Cumberland Genealogical Association
Trent Hanner, Tennessee State Library and Archives
The Granville Cemetery Tours will provide visitors a chance to learn about cemeteries around Granville and search for their ancestors. Tours will be scheduled. Volunteers will be available at each location to provide information about each cemetery and the people buried there at the scheduled time(s).
A tent will be setup in Granville to provide directions and schedules for the tours. A cemetery map of Jackson County and the Jackson County Cemetery Inscriptions - 1801-2003book by Larry Mabry and RedaBilbery will also be available for reference.
We talk about getting the family together but we don’t often have an opportunity like this. Help make this a memorable event for your family.
Share Your Genealogy
Many visitors come to the Granville Museum seeking genealogical information about their ancestors who lived in Granville at one time. You can help and get reacquainted by sharing your genealogical research.
Reserve a Surname Booth where you can share your research with others on July 5th and 6th. Use the reservation form on this brochure or use the online form below.
Need ideas for your booth? Click here to download a planning information document.
Plan Your Family Reunion/Picnic
Talk to your family and plan the family reunion on July 7th.
Use the form below or download a pdf form here to help us accommodate your group. Let us know if your family will be bringing covered dishes or you will be getting the catered dinner. A count will insure that the caterer can accommodate your group.
Lunch will be catered by Debbie Meadows. The menu includes: Fried Chicken or Roast Beef, Mash Potatoes, Green Beans, Corn, Fresh Tomatoes, Rolls, Drink, Chocolate Cobbler, Banana Pudding all for only $12.00 plus tax.