Civil War Sesquicentennial 2011 - 2015

Saturday and Sunday, October 11th & 12th, 2014

Reenactment with artillery and cannon fire -- Exhibits throughout the Historic District
Living History exhibit at the William Rea Museum in the Historic District
Civil War Living History/Reenactment

draft horses

Draft horses pull the cannon
                                   

                               
Union at MelroseCharles McMahon & Booker Daniel display the Masonic Apron at Melrose House


Fashion Show

Booker Daniel, Joyce Lassiter and
Mary Rowe dress volunteer
Yvonne Warren at the Fashion Show

Games

Patrick Haggerty shows local children
games from the 1800s


Flags

The Bonnie Blue Flag is described during the demonstration on Confederate Flags

Wedding vows

Libby & Charlie Wilton (and Reb) renew their 50th Wedding Vows

The Murfreesboro Historical Association plans numerous activities during the 150 Commemoration of the Civil War. Here is the 2014 Living History Schedule of Events. Download the 2014 Reenactor Registration Form.
Here is the new T-shirt that is available for purchase.
Men's
Women's
Child's
T-shirt


The William Rea Museum will be the site of many of the intial Civil War exhibits. The Hertford Academy will be home to the encampments, cannons and many activities. The entire Historic District will be featured during the 2011 - 2015 time period.

A contra dance will be held on Saturday night, 7:00 p.m. at the Murfree Center. The dance is open to the public. Re-enactors are admitted free of charge and a $5.00 fee is required for visitors.

  • The Southern Star exhibit
  • Murfreesboro 3-D Model based on 1860
  • Prominent citizens of Murfreesboro and their role in the War
  • Civil War artifacts and photographs
  • Music from the 1860s
  • Original clothing from the Civil War
  • Book signings, e.g., "Had A Little Fight" by D. L. Babb; David Powell;
    Deanna K. Klingel, "Avery's Battlefield", "Avery's Crossroad", and others
Area Accommodations (partial listing )

Murfreesboro
Murfreesboro is located approximately 60 miles from Norfolk, Virginia
and 120 miles from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Bed & Breakfast — Marie & Ned Knepper — (252) 398-4511
The English Inn — Geri Bradshaw— (252) 398-3201
The Flanagan House —Tim & Teresa Flanagan — (252) 398-3676
• The Oaks — Craig Dennis — (252) 396-7415

Menola
10 miles from Murfreesboro
Cutawhiskey Bed & Breakfast —Rae & Steve Taylor — (252) 587-3667

Ahoskie
13 miles south of Murfreesboro
Ahoskie Inn — (252)332-4165
Tomahawk Motel — (252)332-3194
Jernigan House Bed & Breakfast — (252)209-5455

Franklin, VA
22 miles north of Murfreesboro
Franklin Inn — (757)562-4100
Comfort Inn — (800)221-2222 or (757)569-0018
Days Inn — (757)562-2225
Super 8 Motel — (757)562-2888
The Pace House Inn — (757)516-6263

Roanoke Rapids
I-95, Exit 173 - 35 miles west
Days Inn — (252)536-4867
Hampton Inn — (252)537-7555
Holiday Inn Express — (252)536-2300 (exit 171)
Interstate Inns — (252)536-4111
Jameson Inn — (252)533-0022
Orchard Inn — (252)536-2131
Sleep Inn — (252)537-3141

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