New museum opens

New museum opens

Historic Granville had the grand opening of the Farm to Your Table Museum on July 11 as part of the 22nd Annual Granville Heritage Day. From left are Tennessee Commissioner of Tourism Mark Ezell, Granville Museum Vice President Stan Webster, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Charlie Hatcher, Granville Museum President Randall Clemons, Danny Bass of Bass Funeral Home, Stan Ezell of Ezell Foundation, Tim Taylor of Taylor Body Shop, Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady and David Brooks of Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home. The new museum was made possible through a grant from the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. The museum tells the story of dairies of Middle Tennessee with a special exhibit on Ezell Dairy-Purity Dairy. The museum also features the 1942 Ezell Dairy Mack Milk Truck that was given and restored by the Ezell Foundation. Tim Taylor of Taylor Body Shop in Lebanon restored the truck. The Ezell Family has donated and created wonderful exhibits that was done by David Thomas, who is a member of the Ezell Family. David Brooks of Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home has brought his milk bottle collection to be part of the exhibit. The museum also has a special feature of a mule drawn hearse that has been placed on loan by Bass Funeral Home of Gordonsville-Carthage. The hearse was purchased in 1916 and was used in conjunction with the Dowell Funeral Home of Granville, which had a partnership with Bass Funeral Home. The museum also features a display on mules, chickens, corn, tobacco, hog killing, mural of a farm, farm implements, and much more. The museum is open Wednesday through Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.

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