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Granville cuts ribbon on state museum exhibit

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The historic Jackson County community of Granville recently held the grand opening ribbon cutting for its "Memories of the 1940s" celebration and the Tennessee State Museum exhibit, "Slaves & Slaveholders of Wessyngton Plantation."

Historic Granville's 1940s exhibits include "Memories of the 1940s" at Granville Museum, as well as "Maneuvers: They Came As Strangers and Left As Friends" at the 1880 Sutton Home and "1940s Automobiles" at the Antique Car Museum. The exhibits are open Wednesday through Friday from noon until 3 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 5 p.m.

On April 8, Granville will hold the 1940s Celebration, which will include Freedom Bells World War II musical shows, World War II Maneuvers re-enactments, the "Up to 1950s" Antique Car Show, a parade, the Upper Cumberland Wine Festival, Jazz Music and Genealogy Festival. The Genealogy Festival is set to include great speakers, seminars and a special honoring of the Ragland family and black communities of Granville.

To learn more, call (931) 653-4151 or visit

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