Each year historic Granville Tennessee selects a theme that exemplifies a period in United States history. For this year (2018) “Strolling Through the 1950s: Let the Good Times Roll” has been selected. Unofficial opening on March 7th with events planned all year, the official Grand Opening is on Saturday, April 14th offering a full day of activities:
- 1950s Antique Car Show
- 1950s Music with DJ and Bands
- 1950s Costume Contest
- Hoola Hoop Contest
- Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
- 1950s games
- 1950s Sock Hop with a dance off contest
- 1950s Diner and a 1950s Soda Shop
The Granville Museum (1), Historic Home (2) and Car Museum (3) are normally open Wednesday thru Friday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All the shops and other museums are open the same hours. The Sutton General Store (4) is a special 1950s treat.
- The Granville Museum offers: Memories of the 1950s, and Reading Appalachia: Voices from Children’s Literature – opening March 7th, a traveling exhibit
- The entire Sutton Historic Home is decorated in 1950’s theme of “Strolling Through the 1950’s: The Postwar Boom”
- The Antique Car Museum will have 1950s automobiles on display
- The Sutton General Store (usually open Wednesday thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.) will also present a special “I Love Lucy” exhibit dedication. The memorabilia are one of the largest in the nation and was collected for over 30 years by Richard & Linda Cox. To honor the occasion related activities will include:
- Lunch with I Love Lucy at Sutton Store Dining Room
- A Lucy Grape Stomping Contest (2:00 p.m.)
- Celebration of the tenth anniversary of Sutton Ole Time Music Hour with top bluegrass band “David Harmley & Cardinal Tradition” performing the Sutton Ole Time Music Hour. An anniversary dinner will be held at 5 p.m. and bluegrass music show from 6 to 8 p.m. Call for reservations for dinner and reserved seats for music 931-653-4151.
Granville Tennessee is located on the waterfront, just an hour outside of Nashville and is committed to preserving the history of the riverboat farming community for future generations. Venues are operated by one hundred and sixty volunteers who have a love and appreciation of the area and a desire to share it with others. The Grand Opening of the 2018 celebrations on April 14th is and event you won’t want to miss. Let the good times roll!