education Oaklands Historic House Museum

Under the Oaks Summer Camp

“UNDER THE OAKS CAMP” A SUMMER CAMP PRESENTED BY OAKLANDS MANSION June 16 & 17, 2016   Children ages 6 through 12 will have a chance to play under the old Oak trees during “Under the Oaks Camp” at Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro. This enriching day camp is slated from June 16 & 17, 2016…

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Portraits, the stories of Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, Sissieretta Jones and Mary Landers.

Back in July we had the pleasure of having the film PORTRAITS, the story of opera’s divas Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, Sissieretta Jones and Mary Landers filmed, in part, at Oaklands Mansion. Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield, was born a slave in Natchez, Mississippi, but was adopted by a Quaker family in Philadelphia as a child. She studied music as a child…

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Local Foods Featured at Candlelight Tour of Homes

Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting dinner date fit for the whole family with food trucks along the Candlelight Tour route this year. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for December 5, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  The tour, sponsored by Oaklands Association and…

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Oaklands Receives Soil Conservation Grant

Oaklands Historic House Museum has been chosen to receive a grant from the Rutherford County Soil Conservation District C.R.O.P program. We feel so fortunate to have obtained this funding as it will allow a permanent, historically accurate fence to be placed around our educational vegetable garden to further  preserve its integrity.   Everyone at Oaklands…

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You Shop. Amazon Gives.

What is AmazonSmile? Do you know how Oaklands Museum got it’s name? Way back in 1959, ten ladies, who were the founding members of the Oaklands Association, Inc. gave Oaklands Mansion it’s name for the many beautiful oak trees that graced the historic grounds. We still don’t know what the original builders referred to this…

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Independence Picnic at Oaklands July 3rd

Photo Credit: Oaklands Collection- concert on the lawn July 1986 On July 3, 2015, from 11:00-3:00pm Oaklands welcomes our community and visiting guests here to celebrate Independence Day to picnic at Oaklands. Pack a lunch and cozy up on one of our checkered picnic blankets, enjoy one of our many rocking chairs on the lawn…

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