New Exhibit Explores Murfreesboro’s Music History

“Home Grown to Nationally Known: The Artistic Legacies of Murfreesboro” is a new history exhibit exploring Rutherford County’s musical legacies, from Uncle Dave Macon to the modern rock sounds of Those Darlins’ and Julien Baker. Researched and created by graduate students at the Center for Historic Preservation, the exhibit includes objects and photos from such famous artists as Elvis, Charlie Daniels, Kris Kristofferson, Jimmy Buffet, and Chris Young, all of whom have either recorded or performed in Murfreesboro over the years. Another highlight is the famous Young ‘Un Studio of Chip Young that operated near Rockvale in the 1970s.

The exhibit has a public opening and reception at the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 West College Street, on March 21st from 4 to 6 p.m.
While at the Heritage Center, also see newly acquired art works from Smyrna-born painter Gregory Ridley, Jr., ceramic artist Lewis Snyder of Murfreesboro, and a portrait of a fascinating 19th-century Murfreesboro woman, Mildred Martha Hopson Williams Jordan.

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is a joint venture between the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area, Main Street: Murfreesboro/Rutherford County, the City of Murfreesboro, and the Center for Historic Preservation at MTSU. The Heritage Center is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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