Town of Historic Granville, Tennessee

Town of
Historic Granville, Tennessee

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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Make plans to attend the Wine Festival on April 14, 2018.  Detailed information will be provided here at a later date.
The schedule below was for the 2017 Festival.

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The Lynn Beal Trio will perform April 8th from 12 to 3pm.

Lynn is a Jazz/Blues Singer, Songwriter, Big Band Leader and is based in Nashville. She performs here in Tennessee and the surrounding states. She has entertained audiences with her Big Band and Jazz Ensembles since 2003. Beal believes Nashville has been an inspiring city and is always happy to hear people enjoy Jazz as much as she does.

 2016 Volunteer Christmas Party
Pictured left to right front row are the following who received special recognition:
Mary Pruett Museum Volunteer of the Year, Carolyn Dudney Sutton Homestead Volunteer of the Year, Patti Purdy Sutton General Store Decorating Award, Bill Green Most Creative Award, Christy Trott Sutton General Store Award, Second row left to right David Denney Granville Improvement Award, Jimmy Bilbrey Sutton Ole Time Music Award, Stan Webster Whatever It Take Award, Donna & Kevin Jones Granville Ghost Walk Award, Jeremy Curtis Whatever It Take Award. 
The following are not pictured that were honored:  Liz Bennett Most Dedicated Award, Chris Neeley Sutton Ole Time Music Award Dedication Award, Wyatt Curtis Young Actor Award, Diego Gomez Young Actor Award.

Granville Museum - Historic Granville recently honored  volunteers of the year at their annual Christmas Party.  Historic Granville is operated by 189 volunteers that give of their time to operate Granville Museum, Sutton General Store, Sutton Ole Time Music Hour, Sutton Historic Home, Pioneer Village and Antique Car Museum.  Randall Clemons, President of Granville Museum- Historic Granville, stated that each of these volunteers are wonderful assets to Granville and exemplify the great dedication of our 189 volunteers.  We are blessed by the best volunteers possible that go above and beyond to operate our small historic town. We have volunteers from all over Middle Tennessee that make up our volunteer family and we are always enlisting new volunteers.  Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can call 1-931-653-4151.  

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We have started rehearsals for our 2016 Valentine Show, Love Stories in Mayberry:  Rations and Romance.  We have been very successful with our Dinner Theater sinced we started doing Andy Griffith plays.  And why not?  The Andy Griffith show has not waned in popularity since the first show was televised on October 30, 1960.  Even though Mayberry was a fictional, small community, it was a place everybody wanted to be from. It was a place where everybody knew their neighbors and was willing to lend a hand when someone was in need.  Granville has been compared to Mayberry and as I was going to play practice one night I realized what they said was true.  As I turned on Clover Street I saw a very idyllic small town with rural simplicity.  It was absolutely breathtaking!  My chest swelled and my eyes filled with tears.  Because I was from Granville and I could identify with my favority TV show.  In one of the episodes Aunt Bee and Clara Edwards wrote a song titled "My Hometown."  The lyrics are,  "My hometown is the greatest place I know.  Where the neighbors I find are gentle and kind andthe living easy and slow.  My hometown is the only place to be.  Here the worries are small and the kids grow tall,  and strong and healthy and free.  It's my hometown, my hometown, Mayberry, Mayberry!"  These words are Granville!  So for some small town fun make your reservations by calling 931-653-4151 for our Valentine show.  Event dates are February 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 2016.  We promise you will have a wonderful meal and some great fun!!!!


1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 18 1/2 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
1 3 3/4 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
1/2 c. rum (any kind)
1/2 c. water
1/2 c. vegetable oil
4 whole eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Grease bundt pan or tube pan.  Spring 1/2 c. pecans in bottom of pan.  Combine rest of the ingredients and mix well.  Pour batter into pan and bake 1 hour.  Take from oven, leave in pan and while hot pour the rum glaze over and let cool in pan.


1 c. sugar
1 stick margarine
1/4 c. water
1/4 c. rum

Combine all ingredients in sauce pan, let boil 1 minute.  Then pour over hot rum cake.  Let cool in pan.

(This recipe was submitted by Anna Pearl Ragland and can be found in the Historical Recipes of Granville Cookbook.  Ann is one of the wonderful cooks of Granville.)

(This article was submitted to Mature Lifestyles of TN Magazine.)

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