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“ 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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Calendar of Events for 2019

  • School Tours - November 13th (15th)
  • Silent Auction - October 19th
  • 34th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour & Southern
    Christmas Dinner - December 6th and 7th

The Murfreesboro Historical Association
Silent Auction and Sale
The Margaret Deloatch Collection
Saturday, October 19 at 6:00 PM
The Murfree Center ~201 E. Broad Street
Murfreesboro, NC

This auction features antique porcelain, American Brilliant Period Glass, silver, Bohemian Glass, EAPG, American Amberina Glass, and much more!

American Brilliant Period Cut Glass

Here are a couple of stories which explain the auction and the wonderful person behind the ecclectic collection. "SMALL TOWN" & "CHRISTMAS YEAR ROUND"

RSVP by October 7~ [email protected] ~ (252) 398-8638 ~ $10.00 per person.

The 2019 Candlelight Christmas Tour and Southern Christmas Dinner is almost here again. We want to make it easier for you to purchase your tickets to the event by offering a pay by credit card button. We hope you find this option convenient.

If you would like to participate as a sponsor, we have provided an option for that as well.

2018 Candlelight Christmas Sponsors

Bynum Brown Rentals

Edwards Eye Care (Dr. Matthew S. Edwards) — Hill Realty
Lloyd Hill Rentals — Metal Tech (Ray Felton)
Taylor Freezer Sales (Charles Pond) — Southern Bank
James & Connie Sterling — Heidi & Henry Van Brackle

Bruce & Lizbeth Brown — Diane Dixon
Jones Law Office — Bob & Lisa Turner
Jenkins-Brown Insurance, Inc. — Don & Lynn Johnson
Johnson, McLean & Company

Percy and Lynette Bunch — Edwards Agency LLC/The Parker Agency
Revelle Realty

China Garden of Murfreesboro, Inc. — Colonial Pharmacy
Gay Implement Co., Inc. — James Epps Agency, Inc.
Nationwide  Insurance — Jamie & Becky Johnson (Ace Hardware)
Edward Jones Investments (Sara J. Crowder)
Murfreesboro Coffee Club — Parker Appraisals LLC
Rose Brothers Paving Co., Inc. — Sarah V. Parker   
Revelle & Lee, LLP  — Stitch Count
Town & College Cleaners — Clark West - Heating & Cooling

A very special Thank You to all of our great volunteers who made MHA's Watermelon Festival events a success. Whether you worked at the  Hot Fudge Booth, the Jefcoat Chicken/BBQ Dinner, Book Sales, or the Miscellaneous Sales Tent, they were all fortunate to make sales. Those of you who could not work but made monetary donations, we always appreciate the cash to spend as needed for specific supplies.

The MHA Annual Meeting was held on April 19th.  Raymond Benthall, chairman of the Nominating Committee announced the Executive Officers:

President - Lamar Van Brackle
Vice-President - Lloyd Hill
Treasurer - Paige Sumner

Secretary - SuEllen Askew

Newly elected Board members: 
          Carole Farnham
          Sarah Hill
          John Sullin

To view the entire list of Board members and Site Managers visit the About MHA page.


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 Gazebo and grounds, and the Dr. Walter Reed Annex for weddings, family reunions, etc.? More details are listed here.

Dr. Walter Reed Museum Newsletter
Now available online. Read the latest about the activities at the Dr. Walter Reed House Museum.  You can access the newsletter from this link.

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 the 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.

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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