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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oaklands Museum Releases Information on Special Daytime Guided Tour of Evergreen Cemetery


FROM OAKLANDS MANSION Educational Director, Mary Beth Nevills:
image Join Oaklands Historic House Museum’s Educational Director, Mary Beth Nevills, for two special daytime guided tours of the historic areas of Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Nevills will share some unique, interesting, and historical information of gravestones at Evergreen Cemetery along with Victorian symbolism found along the tour.
This memorable, daytime tour will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010 and again at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 8, 2010. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Oaklands Historic House Museum at (615) 893-0022. Visitors must arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour for ticket purchase at the entrance to Evergreen Cemetery on Greenland Drive. Ticket costs are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) Tours of the mansion may be purchased for half-price on the date of the event when admission to the daytime cemetery tour is also purchased.
“Evergreen Cemetery holds a rich history of our community located right here in our own backyards,” explains Mary Beth Nevills, educational director of Oaklands Historic House Museum. “After all, cemeteries offer art, architecture and local history in a natural outdoor setting. And just like pictures in a museum, every monument in a cemetery tells a story.”
The Tour of Gravestones and Legends is a 45-minute walking tour of the incredible history of the Evergreen Cemetery. Wander among the graves of some of Murfreesboro’s founders and earliest citizens and hear their interesting stories. Revisit the fascinating lives of Mary Noailles Murfree and Mary Ellen Vaughn. Learn about the macabre “Dead House”, the significance of the Confederate Circle, and explore cemetery symbolism and how it has changed through the decades.
Comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are recommended. For more information, contact Oaklands Historic House Museum at (615) 893-0022 or email mb@oaklandsmuseum.org
Oaklands Historic House Museum, located at 900 North Maney Avenue in Murfreesboro, Tennessee is a nationally registered historic landmark that reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.

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