Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee
931.653.4151

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

931.653.4151
Granville Museum
169 Clover Street • Granville, TN 38564
Come see why people from all over the south visit the Sutton General Store, Granville Museum, Antique Car Museum, Sutton House,
and antique shops! On the waterfront just an hour outside Nashville — Historic Granville, TN — a place you’ll want to call home.

OPEN Wed - Fri 10AM-3PM, Sat 10AM-5PM

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Granville Quilt Festival honors Betty Robinson on October 6.


The 17th Annual Granville Quilt Festival on October 6th will offer 20 categories of competition for quilters in Middle Tennessee.  One of Tennessee's largest quilt festivals occurs In the 1896 Granville United Methodist Church.  There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place awards in each category with best of show awards as well.  The show also pays $100.00 to the guild, club or group that has the most entries in the show.  Quilts can be entered on October 4th at Gainesboro, Livingston, Cookeville, Carthage, Granville and Lebanon.  Please see website for times and locations for entries granvilletn.com.

The annual show honors present quilters and a memorial honoree as well.  The 2018 Quilt Show Honoree is Betty Robinson of Cookeville who is a noted quilter throughout the Upper Cumberland.  She started embroidery when she was 8 years old.  She would pick up her mother's sewing when she would go to the kitchen to cook and put some stiches in.  From that early start, she kept learning as she grew, and when she was married used her talents to make clothes for her daughter.  After her daughter grew us she joined a quilt Guild and continued learning.  In 1994 her family moved to Tennessee and she joined the Cookeville Crazy Quilters.  She continues today with the Golden Needles quilting guild In Gainesboro, working on pieces for family and friends as well as working on prayer quilts for her church Washington Avenue Baptist.  Betty has been a leader in the Upper Cumberland Quilt Festival and has been a great supporter of the Granville Quilt Festival.  On October 6 some 20 of her quilts will be on display in the alter of the Methodist Church.

The 2018 Memorial Honoree is the late Betty Green of Overton County.  She quilted as a child and continued as she raised three children.  She left her family a large number Of 100% handmade historical quilts she had made over her life.  Some of these quilts will be on display at the Methodist Church.  Betty is the grandmother of Jeremy Curtis Who wife Brenda is the manager of Historic Granville.

The show will be open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on October 6th with these two ladies being honored at the opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. at Pruett Stage.  The festival will also Feature Quilt Benches of Granville, Special Quilt display on porches of Granville, Sutton General Store and Granville Museum.  Quilting demonstrations will be during the day With a special sale at the Quilters Attic at Sutton General Store.  For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.

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Jazz on the Cumberland on October 6 to feature "RendezGroove" from the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Band

The 19th Granville Fall Celebration on October 6th will again feature Jazz on the Cumberland" at Granville Veterans Park with a full day of great Jazz Music.  The event will begin at 11:00 a,.m. with the Jackson County High School Jazz Band, 11:30 a.m. The Big Band Sound, 1:00 p.m. "RendezGroove" from the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Band, 2:30  Veterans Appreciation Service- Honoring 1950's Veterans and 2:45 p.m. The Blue Brokers.  A great day of jazz on the banks of The Cumberland River with a great setting.  Also from this location will be Historic Boat Rides by Granville Paddle and Board which will be a 45 minutes boat ride with tales of Granville from a water perspective with cost of $15.00 per person.  For reservations call 615-714-4977.

The Celebration will also have a full day of music at Pruett Stage beginning with gospel music at 10:00 a.m. featuring New Life Quartet and Beyond the Call, Immanuel Baptist Church, 10:45 Community Kidz Choir, 11:30 Linwood Road, 12:15 Tex R Cana, 1:00 p.m. Heart & Soul- 1950's Music, 2:00 p.m. Tex R Cana, 3:00 p.m. Heart & Sould 1950's Music and 4:00 p.m. Joe Holt & The Short Mountain Boys Bluegrass Band.  The day will conclude with the Sutton Ole Time

Music Hour Bluegrass Dinner Show with dinner at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. with warm up show at 6:00 p.m. and radio taping at 7:00 p.m.   Dinner reservations are required by calling 931-653-4151.

Granville Fall Celebration will also feature the Grand Opening of the 6th Annual Granville Scarecrow Festival which will be thru October 27th, Ralph Maddux Memorial Motorcycle Show, Granville Quilt Festival, Old Time Craftsmen Festival, "I Have A Voice" Tennessee Africian American Heritage Exhibit from Tennessee State Museum, I Love Lucy Traveling Exhibit at Historic Sutton Home and Memories of the 1950's.  The celebration features craft booths, great food and Children rides, petting zoo and much more.  For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.

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Historic Granville has planned a great October month of events to celebrate the fall season.  The 6th Annual

Scarecrow Festival will be October 3rd thru 31st with this many new scarecrows of the 1950’s having been developed.

This festival is the largest scarecrow festival in Tennessee with over 300 traditional scarecrows and 100 life

like historical characters.  The festival is open Wednesday thru Friday of each week from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

and Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Granville will also have the 19th Annual Granville Fall Celebration on October 6, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

entitled Jazz, Quilts and Craftsmen of the Past”  The festival features a large Quilt Festival at Granville

United Methodist Church, Jazz on the Cumberland at Granville Veterans Park, Ralph Maddux Memorial

Motorcycle Show, large old time craftsmen festival in the Pioneer Village, 1860’s Living History Demonstrations

by 19th Alabama, Grand Opening of the Scarecrow Festival, Tennessee Museum traveling exhibit “ I Have a Voice-

Tennessee ‘s Africian American Music Heritage, craft booths, great food and all types of music. 

Granville will also be the annual “Haunting of Granville Ghost Walk” on October 26th & 27th.  It will be a little history,

little spooky and a whole lot of fun as you walk main street of Historic Granville.  Dinner will be served before

your tour and you will visit ten unique locations for a great evening.

Don’t miss planning to visit Historic Granville during the month of October for a time you want forget!

For more information on events see granvilletn.com or call 931-653-4151.




The Award Winning Traveling Exhibition I Have a Voice- Tennessee's African American Musical Heritage opened at Granville Museum on September 6th.

I have a voice

The Tennessee State Museum exhibit was the winner of the Tennessee

Association of Museums award of excellence for best temporary exhibit.


Pictured from Tennessee State Museum

Left to right:  Renee White, Exhibit Coordinator; Dakota Elliott,

Curatorial Assistant; and Graham Perry, Curator



The exhibition gives a snapshot of African American Tennesseans' important contribution to American music, including spirituals, blues, ragtime, jazz, Gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll and soul music. In turn, their music has influenced and enriched music around the world. In turn, their music has Influenced and enriched music around the world. From the early blues legends of W. C. Handy and Bessie Smith to the soul hits of STAX Records in Memphis, Visitors can learn about and view YouTube videos of various performers featured in the exhibit on their smart phone or tablets through the use of QR-coded links.


The exhibit also introduces viewers to many famous Tennessee music legends-from Bessie Smith who was nicknamed the "Empress of the Blues" to B. B. King, often referred to as the "King of the Blues" - from Grand Ole Opry star DeFord Bailey of Smith County to Roll Hall of Fame inductee Tina Turner. The exhibit ill be at Granville Museum thru October 27th and is open Wednesday thru Friday 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. There is no admission to the museum and is also currently hosting a traveling exhibit of "I Love Lucy" as well as the Sutton Homestead hosting this as well. Granville is currently Celebrating the 1950's with a special 1950's Car Exhibit at Car Museum and Memories of 1950's at Historic Home and Granville Museum. For more Information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.



Picture Caption: The Blues Brokers will be the featured at Jazz on the Cumberland

Historic Granville Fall Celebration on October 6th will again feature Jazz on the
Cumberland at the Granville Veterans Park. A great day of music has been scheduled starting

11:00  Jackson County High School Jazz Band
11:30  The Big Band Sound
  1:00  101st Airborne RendezGroove Jazz Band,
  2:30  Veterans Appreciation Service Honoring Veterans of 1950's.
  2:45  The Blues Brokers. Jazz on the Cumberland is on the banks of the
            Cumberland River in a beautiful setting.

This event Is sponsored by Roland Sign, Citizens Bank Gainesboro, First Freedom,
Granville Bed & Breakfast & Gifts, Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative,
Wildwood Resort & Marina and Wilson Bank & Trust Financial Centers.

Granville Paddle and Board will be featuring Historic Boat Rides on the Cumberland
from the Granville Veterans Park

Every hour starting at noon. The boat rides are $15.00 and reservations can be made
by calling 615-714-4977.

The 19th Annual Granville Fall Celebration will be featuring Quilt Festival,
Scarecrow Festival, Old Time Craftsmen

Festival, Crafts, Children Rides, Great Food, Strolling through 1950s with music and
re-enactments and more.

For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.

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