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Free Day at Oaklands Mansion
May 15, 2022 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMFree
It doesn’t matter if you are new to Murfreesboro, a long-time resident or just passing through, you are invited to visit Oaklands Mansion and grounds for FREE on Sunday, May 15, 2022. Oaklands Mansion will be open from 10:00AM – 4:00PM for self-guided tours. Signage inside the house explains the evolution of the historic site. Originally constructed as a frontier homestead, the structure evolved into a plantation house that was ultimately adapted to serve as a house museum. Staff and volunteers will be there to meet you and answer questions.Members of the African American Heritage Society of Rutherford County, the Center for Chinese Music and Culture, Murfreesboro Little Theatre, the Murfreesboro Muslim Youth and the Rutherford County Archeological Society will also be on site to welcome you to Free Day.Gardeners from Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation will be at the community vegetable garden from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Oaklands Park is a native tree arboretum that includes walking trails, gardens and wetlands. View or download the map here: https://www.murfreesborotn.gov/881/Oaklands-Park Oaklands Park is open daily from dawn until dusk. Oaklands Mansion is owned and operated by Oaklands Association, Inc. a 501 (c) 3 non-profit educational organization.Volunteers from the Rutherford County Archaeological Society will share information about some of its projects in the community along with displays and artifacts https://rutherfordarchaeology.org/. Murfreesboro Little Theatre (MLT) https://www.mltarts.com/ will offer free live performances at the base of the History Oak. Come back later that same evening to enjoy free live performances by both MLT and the Middle Tennessee Sinfonietta https://mtsinfonietta.com from 6:00PM – 9:00PM. More details are here: https://www.oaklandsmansion.org/sinfonietta-murfreesboro…/.There is no charge to attend Free Day. The museum store will be open for gift shopping. I Take It food truck will be on site, so come hungry! Both the shop and the food truck accept cash and cards. This event will take place rain or shine. Please bring your own chairs and blankets. Dogs are permitted, but must remain on a leash at all times. For more information visit www.oaklandsmansion.org.