Living History Days - October 9 & 10, 2015

Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10, 2015

The Murfreesboro Historical Association plans numerous activities during Living History Days
Student Tours for 4th Graders from 9:15 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Friday
Exhibits throughout the Historic District
Civil War exhibit at the William Rea Museum and Hertford Academy in the Historic District

Revolutionary War Re-enactors, World War II Re-enactors, Native Americans, Pioneer Folk & Mountain Men, Ladies Victorian Clothing, Medical Exhibit and many more participants.

Activities Include: Old Time Music, Cornbread Making, Spinning Wheel, Corn Shelling, Beekeeping, Blacksmithing and Tinsmithing, Butter Churning, Soap Making, Candle Making, Story Telling, Metal Detectors and many more exhibits.

Check out the beautiful video of our past re-enactments created by
Delane-Bryant-Images-Natural-Light-Freelance Photographer (click on photo to start video)

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


Patrick Haggerty shows local children
games from the 1800s


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

Wedding vows

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

T-shirt A limited number of T-shirts available for sale @ $5.00 each.

The William Rea Museum will be the site of many of the 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 Hertiage Days event.

Re-enactors coming to set up their camp sites should go to the Hertford Academy, located at Sycamore (the corner where the RBC bank is located) and Broad Streets. It is a beautiful historic brick building which sits across the street from the Town Hall and Murfree Center. If you are not sure where to go, call 252-398-5922 and we will be happy to give you directions.

Here is a schedule of events for Saturday, October 10th.

  • 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 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

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

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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