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


Lucy and Dezi
20th Granville Heritage Day May 26th entitled "Flashback to the
Fifties:  Cruising, Singing, Dancing" featuring "I love Lucy"

The 20th Annual Granville Heritage Day on May 26th will be a grand Celebration of 1950’s as Historic Granville focuses on 1950’s during 2018.  The festival

has become one of Tennessee’s largest each year will again host a 57 class Antique Car Show on the banks of the Cordell Hull Lake, Antique Tractor Show

and the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Grand Champion Fiddle Contest.  Granville is currently hosting a large I Love Lucy Exhibit during 2018 which is a 30 year

collection of Richard & Linda Cox of Sparta.  Pictured are scarecrows of Lucy and Ricky that have just been created by Cynthia Matthews of Granville

to introduce the I Love Lucy Exhibit at Sutton Store, Granville Museum and Sutton Homestead Historic Home tour Strolling Through the 1950’s. 

This annual festival we will featuring a full day of bluegrass music, children rides, petting zoo, children’s entertainment, parade, craft booths,

great food, and much more.  New features to this years festival will be tours of historic buildings which will include Granville Mercantile building

which is currently being restored, Granville Presbyterian Church Building and Dr. L. M. Freeman office building.  A new event will be the recreation

Of Dr. Freeman Day July 24, 1955 at the Dr. Freeman Office.  Granville will honor the memory of Dr. Freeman as well as all the babies that he

Delivered in his long practice time in Granville.  If Dr. Freeman delivered you please call 931-653-4511 as a list is being developed and you are

asked to be at ceremony at 1:00 p.m. and be part of the Dr. Freeman parade at 2:00 p.m. on May 26th.  Granville is also hosting till June 1st

“Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature” traveling exhibit from East Tennessee History Museum, Knoxville at the Granville

Museum.   For more information call 931-653-4151 or

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1950s Truck Picture 2018
Grand Opening of the 1950’s features 1950’s Car show- Pictured is a 1953 Chevrolet Truck to be featured in show

Historic Granville Grand Opening of the 1950’s on April 14th will feature a 1950’s Antique Car Show with 15 classes of competition. Cars may be entered in the show from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 across from the Sutton General Store. There will be three place trophies awarded in each category with awards at 3:00 p.m. Registration fee to enter the car is $10.00 with the show being sponsored by O’Reilly Auto Parts and Coca Cola Co. Consolidated. The historic town has been decorated in a grand 1950’s fashion for the year of 2018. On April 14th the Grand Opening will feature a 1950’s Sock Hop, 1950’s Music, 1950’s Costume Contest, 1950S Dance Off Contest, Hoola Hoop Contest, Bubble Gum Blowing Contest, 1950’s Games , 1950’s Soda Shop, 1950’s Diner and much more.

Granville is also featuring a extensive I Love Lucy Exhibit at Granville Museum, Sutton Historic Home and Sutton General Store that will be on exhibit for the entire year of 2018. On April 14th there will be the following I Love Lucy events : Lunch with Lucy at Sutton General Store a from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and I Love Lucy Grape Stomping Contest at 2:00 p.m. at Gazebo.

April 14th will be a day of 1950’s music with D J Mac Griffin playing 1950’s music, 1950’s Elvis music by Lebanon Kenneth Underwood at 9:30 a.m. and 12:00 and 1950’s band “The E. J. Rider Band” performing at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. All of the music and 1950’s contest will be occur at the Pruett Stage.

April 14th in Granville will also be the third annual Upper Cumberland Wine Festival at the Pioneer Village from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. with admission being $20.00 day of event or advance tickets are $15.00 purchased thru or Sutton General Store 931-653-4151. Granville will also feature their annual Genealogy Festival at the Granville United Methodist Church from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with speakers, viewing of video Stories of Granville and genealogy research booths.

April 14th will also be the 10th anniversary of Sutton General Store and Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. Sutton Ole Time Music Hour will feature one of the nations top bluegrass bands “David Harmley & Cardinal Tradition” with dinner at 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with warm up show at 6:00 p.m. and live radio taping at 7:00 p.m For reservations call 931-653-4151.

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