Granville set for heritage days

Historic Granville will have its second annual Granville Heritage Day on April 4-6, featuring three days of genealogy events, as well as a festival of historic craftsmen, music and town events.
Mar 4, 2014
(Submitted to The Democrat) Historic Granville will have its second annual Genealogy Festival on April 4-6. Pictured is the Grisham family, which will be one of families honored, in front of the Grisham home on Martins Creek Road.

Historic Granville will have its second annual Granville Heritage Day on April 4-6, featuring three days of genealogy events, as well as a festival of historic craftsmen, music and town events. 

The festival will begin April 4 at noon with an afternoon of genealogy research classes from 1-2 p.m.  The afternoon will also feature cemetery tours, which begin at Granville Museum, as well as the town open for an afternoon of town tours of historic buildings. 

On April 6, the events will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with genealogy and authors speaking every hour, storytelling at Pruett Stage, family booths of history on families, genealogy research booths, Pioneer Village that features an operating grist mill, blacksmith, basket weaver, loom and primitive cooking. The pioneer village will also feature 1860s lifestyle with numerous reactors of yesteryear setup, an antique car museum, featuring a new display, and numerous other events. Patrons will also be able to tour the Sutton Homestead, featuring a new exhibit entitled “A Womans Work is Never Done,” as well as the museums of Whistle Stop Saloon, Daniels Ice Cream Parlor, Daniels Barber Shop and Granville Post Office.

The Genealogy Festival will honor six families who were early settlers in Granville. The Grisham, McKinley, Halfacre, Robinson and Fields families will be honored. 

The festival will honor some of the oldest members of these families at 10 a.m. at Pruett Stage with Helen Grisham Brown, Earl Grisham, Robert McKinley, Ogeal Halfacre Webster, Emma Ruth Robinson and Helen Fields Reynolds to be honored.

 Families are encouraged to have family reunions on April 6 with Sutton General Store serving lunch and tents set up outside the store. Families will need to make reservations by calling 931-653-4151.  

April 5 will also be the sixth anniversary celebration of the 1880 Sutton General Store and Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with music beginning at 3 p.m., food served all day at the store with a special sixth anniversary sale on merchandise. Sutton Ole Time Music Hour will have dinner at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with a special sixth anniversary celebration bluegrass show at 6 p.m. 

For more information, call 931-653-4511 or granvilletn.com.

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