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
Sutton Homestead Open Wed – Fri 12-3 PM, Sat 12-5 PM


Photo:  Margie Harris Dill and the late Edna Forbes hol a quilt that they made for the Seniors of
Watertgown High School in 2010 with picture of each student on quilt.  Edna Forbes is the 2017
Granville Quilt Festival Memorial Honoree.

Quilt 2017

Photo:  Margie Klenke, the 2017 Granville Festival Honoree, is pictured withone of her award
winning quilts at the Tennessee State Fair.

One of the major features of the Granville Fall Celebration each year for the last 18 years has been the Quilt
Festival held at the 1896 Historical Granville United Methodist Church. This event on October 7th will feature around
150 quilts from all over Middle Tennessee 21 classes of competition. There are three place winners in each category
with a best of show award as well.

Each year the show honors a individual who has excelled in quilting as well as a memorial honoree. The 2017
Show will honor Maggie Klenke of Smith County who has become one of Middle Tennessee’s most noted
Quilters. She began about 10 years ago as she began to think about retirement. She joined the Lebanon
Piecemaker’s Quilt Club and became obsessed with quilting. She started with baby quilts and has made quilts
of all types since that time. She purchased a quilting machine and has developed many new techniques.

Maggie is known for her award winning quilts at fairs and quilt shows and was juried into an AOS show with
a hand-stitched Hawaiian quilt. Her best project is a replica of a mosaic wall in the Taj Mahal that took her
three years to complete. She states she has met many wonderful people through quilting and made some
close friends, which was the reason she started down the path. Her great collection of work will be displayed
in the altar of the church on October 7th.

The show will also honor the late Edna Gannon Forbes of Shop Springs. Edna was married to the late
Sammy Forbes and worked for South Central Bell for 36 years. She had three children and at our retirement
she would go to quilting friends home to quilt and fellowship. She decided there was a need for a location to quilt
on a regular basis so in 2004 they purchased the old Coffee Grocery Store in Shop Springs and made it into the
Shop Springs Quilt Store. She operated this till her death in 2014 and made it into a great quilt shop that served
the Middle Tennessee area. She loved helping people with their quilting problems and giving encouragement
To all. Quilting lessons were provided and many great quilters began with Edna. Her family states that because
of our mothers efforts all her grand daughters were exposed to quilting, have her quilts and have the knowledge
to pass her quilting legacy on to their children. Her family will display her quilts in a special memorial display
in her memory.

Both ladies will be honored in a special ceremony on October 7th at 9:30 a.m. at the Pruett Stage across from
The Methodist Church. The Quilt Festival on October 7th is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A quilt turning will
Be conducted at Sutton Homestead from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., demonstrations of modern quilting
Techniques, quilting demonstrations, and the new Granville Quilters Attic Shop with be open.

Entries for the Granville Quilt Festival will be taken on October 5th from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the
Jackson County U T Extension Office, 757 Grundy Quarles Highway, Gainesboro and at the Granville
United Methodist Church, Granville For more information call Rebecka Head at 931-268-9437.
A complete list of categories are at

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19th Annual Granville Fall Celebration will feature Craftsmen of Yesteryear as Broom Maker, Skip Peek, will be demonstrating broom making

The 19th Annual Granville Heritage Day will be on October 7th at Historic Granville with this years theme being “Thanks for the Memories”. Granville’s annual theme for 2017 is Remembering the 1940’s and the fall festival will feature many events of that era of history. The full day of activities will include Freedom Belle’s USO Musical performances at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,World War II Maneuvers Re-enactments “Patton’s Ride Through Middle Tennessee” at 11:45 and 2:15 p.m. The 1880 Sutton Home will feature guided tours of the home and “Love Stories Of World War II Maneuvers” as well as a quilt turning, Granville Museum will feature “Ladies of World War II” which is a traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University. The Antique Car Museum will also be featuring 1940 automobiles.

Granville Fall Celebration is known for its Quilt Festival in the 1896 Granville United Methodist Church featuring over 125 quilts as well as quilt booths, demonstrations and Sutton Store New Quilt Shop. The Pruett Stage will be a full day of great musical entertainment of all types featuring Evermean Evergreens Cloggers and Feelin’ Groovy which is a 1960’s Musical performance.

Jazz on the Cumberland will be at the Granville Veterans Park beginning 11:00 a.m. featuring professional jazz bands and military bands. The festival is also the home of the Ralph Maddux Memorial Motorcycle Show with nine classes of competition. The Pioneer Village will the home of the Old Time Craftsmen Festival featuring the 19th Alabama 1860 Living History Group, Craftsmen, Sorghum Making, Apple Cidar Making and some 20 different craftsmen of yesteryear.

The main street of Granville will be hosting craft booths, food booths, children rides and games. The Sutton Store is also the home of the new Granville Arts & Cultural Center that will feature local artist and demonstrations during the day. The festival will also be the official grand opening of the 2017 Scarecrow Festival which is Tennessee’s largest scarecrow event with some 300 scarecrows in the historical town. This festival is Wednesday thru Saturday the entire month of October.

Granville is still enlisting craft booths for the event and you may call 931-653-4511 if you are interested. For more information on the event visit or call 931-653-4151.

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Left to right in picture are Bill Green, creator of board and Brenda Curtis, Manager Of Historic Granville.

The 5th Annual Granville Scarecrow Festival will be in Historic Granville from October 4th Thru 28th with many new creations for this year's festival. A picture board painted by Artist Todd Woodard and created by Bill Green will be displayed across from Sutton General Store for unique pictures. This year's theme is based on Granville's 2017 Annual Theme of Remembering the 1940's. Local artist Cynthia Mathews has created military Men of 1940's, ladies visiting Granville during the World War II Maneuvers, and Rosie Riveter. Scarecrows being created for children from the 1940's Bambi, Pinocchio and Dumbo and they will join Granville creation of the Wizard of Oz characters.

Historic Granville hosts the largest Scarecrow Festival in Tennessee with hundreds of Scarecrows displayed on the streets and lurking about inside the buildings. Created by Local, artists, individuals and organizations scarecrows designs range from fabulous, funny, clever, wacky and folk-art characters. You will meet important military personnel, Legends of Tennessee and pioneers of a small rural riverboat town.

A guide is created each year of the scarecrows which can be picked up at the shops of Granville. A second guide is part of the Sutton Homestead which is featured with your Guided tour. Historic Granville is open Wednesday thru Friday from 12:00 TO 3:00 with Sutton General Store opening for lunch at 10:00 a.m. each day. On Saturday the store Opens at 10:00 a.m. with rest of town open from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Each Saturday Night is the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with dinner at 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. served By Timberloft Restaurant. For more information and reservations for dinner call 931-653-4151 or



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 Enjoy the photos below from previous fall festivals.

Eclipse photo

Want to view the eclipse in a small quaint rural community with no distractions? Historic Granville located on the Cordell Hull Lake will join other locations across the United States in hosting a "Solar Eclipse Viewing Party" on August 21, 2017, 10AM until 3PM. Official eclipse phase is estimated to begin at 12 noon with the total eclipse occurring at 1:28PM for 2 minutes and 35 seconds. Event headquarters will be T.B. Sutton General Store with chairs and viewing stations located in open spaces near the lake. Multiple sites for viewing are available to allow for a clear viewing.
Activities are being planned for the entire family which will include tours of the Granville Museum, the Sutton Homestead, the Antique Car Museum, and T. B. Sutton General Store. The town has unique shopping at the Granville Gift and Granville Antique Shop. Food and music will be included in the day. Dr. Opless Walker will conduct a talk at 10AM in the Exhibition Center at the Granville Museum explaining the solar eclipse phenomenon We invite you to join our rural community to share in this once in a lifetime event.
This event is free and open to the public. The Eclipse Viewing Kit with special viewing glasses and other souvenir items will be available for purchase. There will be a charge for tours and the food. A special "Out of this World" lunch will be served at Sutton General Store beginning at 10:30 AM, call 931-653-4151 for reservations. Ask about a Granville Eclipse Viewing Special Package with viewing kit, lunch, and tours when calling 931-653-4151. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.
10AM- Lecture "Understand the Total Solar Eclipse" By Dr. Opless Walker- Granville Museum
10 & 11 AM- Boat tours call 615-714-4977
10:30- 12:30- "Out of this World" lunch - served Sutton General Store
10:30-12:30 Guided Tours of Sutton Homestead and Pioneer Village
10:30-12:30 "Out of this World " Shopping- Granville Gifts, Granville Antiques, Sutton General Store
12:30 - 1PM- Choose your Viewing Station
12:30-2:30 Total Eclipse Boat Tour - call 615-714-7877 for reservations
Total Solar Eclipse at Granville, TN
Partial Phase Starts: 12:00 (CDT)
Totality Starts: 1:28 PM (CDT)
Duration of Totality: 2 minutes 35 seconds

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