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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Jefcoat Museum's annual Pork Fest was held Saturday, May 17, 2014. You may buy one pound of fresh cooked BBQ for only $8.00 from the Jefcoat Museum or the MHA office. Call 252-398-5922 for information.

Thank you to everyone who visited the MHA Hot Fudge Cake Tent during the Watermelon Festival, especially on Friday and Saturday during the "rainy" weather. We also appreciate those who purchased tickets to the Brady C. Jefcoat Fried Chicken/BarBQ Dinner. Your support of our fund raising events helps to keep our museums open to the community.

The Civil War Living History/Reenactment will be held on October 11 & 12, 2014. View photos of last year's activities and purchase your Civil War T-shirt on the Civil War web page.


Don't forget the Ghost Tour of the Historic District on Saturday, October 25th. Our resident story teller, Booker Daniel, will walk you through the dark streets telling tales of mysteries of long ago.

Annual Soup & Sandwich Day will be on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at the Murfree Center. Again, our mouth watering Vegetable Beef Soup, Pimento Cheese Sandwich, Tea and famous homemade desserts will be served at the Murfree Center. Take out or Eat in -- we take orders from local businesses and we will deliver.

Make plans for the 29th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour "A Christmas Village." December 4th & 5th are the dates for 2014. The winner of the artwork competition is Sarah Voyt. Visit the Candlelight Christmas webpage and you'll see her design there. We have copies of the Candlelight Christmas 2013 Recipe booklet for sale on the gifts and books webpage.

Second Saturday Tours of the Historic District will resume on July 12th. Our docents will be at their sites anticipating your arrival. Please come and learn the history of our town and see the beautiful artifacts that are on display.

The remaining dates for 2014 are:

July 12th
August 9th
September 13th
October 11th

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.

Did you know that you can rent our lovely Hertford Academy and the Roberts-Vaughan Gabezo and grounds? 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 2011 Issue January 2013 Issue  
September 2011 Issue June 2013 Issue  

Major improvements have been made to the gardens at the John Wheeler House. Mr. Gene Hardin has been working to keep the garden beautiful and he is doing a fantastic job! If you would like to donate herbs and/or period specific plants, contact Laurie Brook, site manager, at 398-5922.

Be sure to visit our About MHA page. There are several 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.

The Murfreesboro Historical Association Wins Gold For Web Site Design!
MHA has been awarded a 2008 GOLD MarCom Award for Overall Web Site Design in the Non-Profit/Pro-Bono category. Read all about it!
 
Living History

The Murfreesboro Historical Association, Inc.
PO Box 3 • Murfreesboro, NC 27855
252-398-5922
©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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