Granville genealogy festival upcoming

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM

Historic Granville will have its second annual Granville Genealogy Festival on Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., which will feature craftsmen of yesteryear.  

Ann Fife will be operating a rocker loom at the Pioneer Village at Sutton Homestead. This rare historic loom was discovered in a barn in Wilson County and given to Historic Granville by Paul Vanhook of Lebanon.  The loom was restored by Fife, and she now makes unique rugs on the loom. 

Also featured Saturday will be Eller Grist Mill operated by Jerry McFarland, of Lebanon, Sutton Weaving Shop operated by Barbara Boone, of Lebanon, and Sutton Blacksmith Shop operated by Larry Mullins, of Mt. Juliet.  

Also featured will be cooking of yesteryear, broom making and the 19th Alabama will set up a historic 1860 village. The genealogy festival will feature genealogy booths, information booths, genealogy speakers and storytellers telling stories of yesteryear. 

Saturday will also be the sixth anniversary celebration of Sutton General Store and Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with a full day of activities with shopping in Granville and bluegrass music at 3:30 p.m.  Sutton Ole Time Music Hour Dinner Show will have a special night of bluegrass music with dinner at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., featuring Valley Grass bluegrass band. For reservations, call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com.

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