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Special Collection
“ A Cooling Breeze”, an eclectic collection of hand-held fans is now on permanent display at Hertford Academy, an MHA historic building. View fans online or arrange a tour...

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Plans are underway for this year's Candlelight Christmas Tour and Delicious Christmas Dinner. For your convenience, we are making it easier than ever to purchase your tickets for the event. 

Each venue on the tour is accepting sponsors. If you would like to support one of the museums, you are encouraged to make a donation from $100 up to $1,000 (or more). Your donation will assist with the cost of decorations and edibles at each site. Donations are also welcome if you would like to support the sit down dinner at the Murfree Center.

The MHA Annual Meeting was held on April 20th. The following Officers and Board members were elected:

President: Lamar Van Brackle
Vice-President: Lloyd Hill
Secretary: SuEllen Askew
Treasurer: Paige Sumner

Board members - Term Ends 2021:
Kenneth Christison
Sandra Fowler
Michael Saner
Steve Sumner
Ken Wolfskill

Calendar of Events for 2018

  • School Tours - October
  • Historic Haunt/Ghost Walk - Cancelled
  • 33nd Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour &
    Christmas Dinner - December 7th & 8th


You may plan a group tour at any time, just call the office at 252-398-5922. Book your tour soon! You may wish to consider a self-guided walking tour. Booklets are available at the MHA Office for $7.00.

Property Rentals
Did you know that you can rent our lovely Hertford Academy,the Roberts-Vaughan Gabezo and grounds, and the Dr. Walter Reed Annex for weddings, family reunions, etc.? More details are listed here.

King's Landing -- Would you like to read past issues of the King's Landing?
The back issues are now available to view as a PDF (portable document format) file.

Jan-Feb 2010 Issue January 2012 Issue September 2013 Issue
Sept. 2010 Issue June 2012 Issue January 2014 Issue
January 2011 issue September 2012 Issue June 2014 Issue
June 2011 Issue January 2013 Issue September 2014 Issue
September 2011 Issue June 2013 Issue

Be sure to visit our About MHA page. There are many links to local affiliates.

Dale Neighbors, former MHA Executive Director, has started a blog about Murfreesboro history.
A blog allows others to read and post, thus creating a network of people interested in the same topic.
Perhaps you have historical knowledge of our town and would like to share and preserve it. If so,
log on and join Dale. Help make this idea a success.

Living History

The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
©2008 MHA. MHA is a Non-Profit Organization

The Murfreesboro Historical Association is dedicated to preservation and our history. Our town has significant properties dating to the 1700's. Many are owned by MHA and others are private homes. In our historic district you can enjoy walking along brick sidewalks from one site to the next. Additionally, we are a town of museums - historic buildings with various collections that are unmatched anywhere else.

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