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Friends of Historic Lebanon dinner date set

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Historic Lebanon, a local nonprofit, will hold its annual Friends of Historic Lebanon Membership Dinner on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church at 304 W. Main St. in Lebanon.

Held during National Preservation Month in May, Historic Lebanon officials offer an open invitation to anyone interested in preserving Lebanon's unique history and architecture to enjoy a catered dinner and hear guest speaker Howard Kittell, president and chief executive of the Hermitage, home of President Andrew Jackson. 

Tickets are $25 and include dinner and membership as a Friend of Historic Lebanon. For tickets, contact Historic Lebanon director Kim Parks at 615-547-9795 or historiclebanon@cumberland.edu or visit historiclebanontn.org. Tickets are also available at the Lebanon-Wilson County Chamber of Commerce.

Historic Lebanon’s mission is to actively pursue the revitalization of Lebanon’s historic public square and surrounding neighborhoods. 

“We want to use our historic areas for economic development and to create a great sense of community pride for all the rich heritage found in Lebanon and Wilson County,” said Parks.

Lebanon was accepted as a Tennessee MainStreet community in September, and Historic Lebanon is the nonprofit organization in charge of the local program. The community’s participation and support of the Friends of Historic Lebanon membership dinner will help the group complete several planned projects in the coming year, Parks said. 

Parks said one project the group planned is an update of the historic sites walking tour guide. This guide will be mobile device friendly and expanded to include sites in the county, as well as in Lebanon. A brochure version will also be available. The project is expected to be complete in July.

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