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

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People of the Upper Cumberland: Achievements and Contradictions, edited by Tennessee Tech professors Michael Birdwell and Calvin Dickinson, will be featured in a lecture by Dickinson and Dr. Opless Walker at noon on October 1 during the Fall Festival in Granville.  The event will be in the museum at Granville.  Copies of the book will be sold at the event, and will be autographed by the authors.  The book won the Tennessee History Book Award for 2015, given annually by the Tennessee Library Association and the Tennessee Historical Commission.

Dr. Walker’s essay in the book, “Folk Medicine,” and his lecture in Granville, deal with the historic home medicine remedies of the Upper Cumberland Region. He discovered that these remedies were often successful, and some of the unsuccessful ones were actually humorous.  Historic folk medicine has provided the basis for some modern remedies and medical techniques.  Dr. Walker, the former chief pharmacologist at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, has long researched folk medicine and has explored the fascinating history of this practice.

Other essays in the book, which will be introduced by Dr. Dickinson, include a number of interesting and important people of the region, as well as important places in the Upper Cumberland. “American Indians in the Upper Cumberland” by Randy Williams, “Life and Leisure on the Cumberland River” by Mike Allen, “Early Careers of Cornell Hull and John Gore” by Mark Dudney, “The Legend of Champ Ferguson” by Troy Smith, “Upper Cumberland Moonshine” by Michael Birdwell, and nine other essays provide an interesting story of life in the Upper Cumberland region.

The lecture is free and the public is invited to the Granville Museum on October 1 at noon.


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Tickets go on sale Wednesday 7/13/2016 The Best of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour PBS Television!

Only 76 tickets left of 100

                       WCTE Cookeville PBS Television to record “ The Best of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour ”

Sutton Ole Time Music Hour began April 4, 2008 on the Famous Cumberland Auto Center Corner Stage at the T.B. Sutton General Store(1880) in Historic Granville, Tennessee. Since then every Saturday night creator and host Sam Stout has brought the best in Bluegrass and Ole Time Music to our audience and radio listeners. Granville Museum & SOTMH Vice President Chris Neeley has syndicated 45 radio stations in 14 States and 3 Countries.

WCTE President/CEO Becky Magura, has decided to bring the show to the next level. PBS Television will produced a 4-episode pilot series to be broadcast locally on WCTE 16 times during the 2017 season. The show will also be aired by Chattanooga, Knoxville and Nashville PBS Stations. The Program will be marketed to other Public Broadcasting Stations around the Country and to the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).

This year’s series will be recorded Friday September 23, 2016 at T.B. Sutton General Store in Granville, Tennessee.

100 Tickets went on sale Wednesday July 13, 2016.
The event will sell out fast! Purchase by calling 931-653-4151
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