Exhibits & Fundraisers

Wedding Dresses through the Decades

Wedding Dresses

Step back to yesterday and see the common threads that weave together the lives of women through the decades in middle Tennessee and across the country. Enjoy traveling in time from the brocade and silk of the mid-1800’s to the stories and suits of the wartime brides in the 1940’s at the “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” exhibit at Oaklands Historic House Museum presented in partnership with the Human Sciences Department of Middle Tennessee State University.

Wedding dresses from many decades will be on display in Maney Hall and open the public at Oaklands Historic House Museum from January 10 through March 6, 2016. During this exhibit, grandmothers, mothers and daughters will have the rare opportunity to view items from not only the museum collection, but also elegant and fashionable wedding dresses worn by ladies from both Murfreesboro and around the country.

Spring Fundraising Event

Spring Party

Be sure to mark your calendars for one of our favorite events heralding the arrival of warmer temperatures and gorgeous flowers in bloom – the annual Oaklands’ Spring Party. Guests will enjoy the bounty of the season from exquisite flowers, live music, and libations to a table replete with delicious recipes from our very own cookbook “Dining with Oaklands”. Tickets are 75.00 and include valet parking. Come celebrate with us! To make your reservation email jwm@oaklandsmansion.org.

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Christmas Eve photo

Usher in the holiday season with an enchanting tour of historic homes and landmarks. The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes takes place the first Saturday in December features beautiful, private homes along East Main Street and in historic downtown, distinctive churches, and the graceful Oaklands Mansion.

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Annual Membership Dinner


Oaklands Annual Membership Dinner and Musical Program Oaklands’ Annual Membership Dinner will be held in Maney Hall from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. with a social time from 6:00-6:30. The meal and meeting will begin at 6:30. Featured speaker and musician will be Dr. Gregory N. Reish, Director of the Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University. In honor of Veterans’ Day, Dr. Reish will be sharing a program on music of the Civil War which will be a fitting tribute to both the history of Oaklands and all veterans in attendance.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling 615-893-0022 or emailing info@oaklandsmansion.org.

Christmas Gala


Oaklands Mansion celebrates the Christmas Season by hosting the Annual Christmas Gala, Friday, December 4th. Please make plans to join us for a “A Holiday Homecoming” and the beginning of our Bicentennial celebration. Following in the footsteps of last year’s success, the Gala will again be held in Maney Hall beginning at 7 pm. This year, Gala sponsors will be treated to a special event- A Wine and Cheese Pre-Party from 6 pm to 7pm in the mansion.

Party guests will surely enjoy the beautiful decorations adorning Maney Hall and a delightful holiday dinner. Classical and seasonal music by the Liana Alpino Trio will enhance the evening. Attire is black tie optional. Ticket price is $75 per person. Call (615)893-0022 today or visit www.OaklandsMansion.org to purchase your tickets.