FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 25, 2008
CONTACT: Jennifer B. Butt, 615-217-8013, or email@example.com.
COUNTY’S HERITAGE CENTER PRESENTS FREE OCT. 9 LECTURE
Public Encouraged to Attend Talk About How County’s Locales Got Their Names
(MURFREESBORO)—The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County and the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area will present the third lecture in a four-part series of public programs at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9. The free talk is part of the 2008 Community Heritage Lecture Series held at The Heritage Center, 225 W. College St., and sponsored by the TCWNHA, which is a partnership unit of the National Park Service and administered by the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU.
During the upcoming talk, Kevin Cason, a Ph.D. student in the public history program at MTSU, will discuss the history and folklore of how Rutherford County communities and geographic landmarks earned their names.
Cason, along with fellow doctoral student Heather Bailey, conducted fieldwork and research on various historic landscapes and structures in Rutherford County to uncover how each place got its unique name. The team effort culminated with the students creating an exhibit showcasing historic photographs of the various sites.
“The opportunity as students to be involved in an exhibit project from its inception to its final design was a quality learning experience” Cason said. Jennifer B. Butt, program assistant at the center, said attendees may view the “Place Names” exhibit the evening of the community lecture.
Located just off the square, The Heritage Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (excluding major holidays) and features guided walking tours of the town square on the hour. Group tours are available Monday through Saturday by advance reservations. Admission is free.
The center is a joint venture of the TCWNHA, Main Street: Murfreesboro/Rutherford County, the City of Murfreesboro and the CHP. Additional support comes from the Rutherford County government and State Farm Insurance.
For more information on the Community Heritage Lecture Series, please call the center at 615-217-8013 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.