Granville Museum, Inc.
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169 Clover Street
Granville, TN 38564
Organization Details

Programs

Description
Youth, ages 7 to 17 who are bluegrass performers will have the opportunity to perform on stage with professional artists weekly.
All youth who participate will also be asked to come back and perform at the Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival each May.
Category
Arts, Culture & Humanities  - Music Performances Presenting 
Beneficiaries
K-12 (5-19 years)
Long-term Success
To inspire kids 7-17 to have a life long passion for the arts. Bring together professional artist and the youth of today to build an preserve the arts.
Program Areas Served
Tennessee
Description
The 'Jimmy C. Gotcher After-School Music Program' is managed by the Granville Museum Inc. It was started in 2006 by a donation honoring the father of the local high school and middle school band teacher. Since that time hundreds of after-school music lessons and workshops have been given to all area students who have asked to participate. These are free of charge and given by local college students and professional musicians. Not only do the students experience a musical culture they might never have known, the College students learn to be a mentor to youth in one of the highest drug problem area's per population in the state. In the past the Community Foundation has recognized us with a one time Chet Atkins Music Grant. In order to continue this wonderful, educational program we are asking for your donations as we strive to do our part for our youth. Thank you for your consideration.
Beneficiaries
K-12 (5-19 years)
Program Areas Served
None
Budget
$115,000.00
Description
The Granville Museum www.granvilletn.com has been operating free of charge since 1999 and is open Wednesday - Friday 10:00-3:00 PM and Saturday 10:00-5:00 PM year round. With approximately 25,000 visitors annually, all guests are encouraged to view a 15-minute DVD which presents the archived history of the Granville area and creates a context in which to tour the museum. The displays include: Military (Civil War, WWI, WWII), 'Steamboat on the Cumberland' and Granville history in the areas of business/commerce, genealogy, education, music, agriculture and religion.. Granville Museum's Farm Implement display includes historic farm and agricultural equipment used in the county throughout history.The Museum received a donation of the Sutton General Store in 2007 which is on of Tennessee's most historic general stores. The store is open Wednesday thru Friday from 10:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 to 8:00 p.m. with unique merchandise for sale, great lunch counter with dining room, arts & cultural center and conducts the Sutton Ole Time Music Show with southern dinner each Saturday night. The show presently have listeners in all 50 states and 153 countries around the world. The Museum purchased the Sutton Homestead in 2011 and now operates it Wednesday thru Friday from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. and Saturday from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. which includes a restored 1880 home, Grist Mill Shop, Blacksmith Shop, Weaving Shop, Antique Car Museum, Transportation Museum, 1820 log homestead with out buildings, gardens, crops, storytelling shed and a gazebo stage. The homestead tells the story of home life of yesteryear as customed volunteers lead you thru the home.
Program Areas Served
None
Description
The Granville Museum www.granvillemuseum.com hosts a variety annual events: Heritage Day (May) - Uncle Jimmy Thompson Bluegrass Festival, Antique Car Show and Antique Tractor & Engine Show. Fall Celebration Jazz on the Cumberland at the Granville Veterans Park (October) on the banks of the picturesque Cumberland River/Cordell Hull Lake (featuring workshops for students and adults, Performances by Mid - H.S. Jazz Bands, College and Professional groups. Quilt Festival - over 100 quilts in competition and on display, Storytelling, Blacksmith Festival and Ralph Maddox Motorcycle Show. Granville Christmas-A Christmas To Remember (December) Your thoughts will turn homeward and you will realize how special your family is to you during this exceptional holiday season. Join us for a unique celebration. All events are free and open to the public. The events are sponsored by grants from foundations and corporations. The events include: Civil War Reenactment, bluegrass festival, storytelling, quilt festival, parade, memorial services and crafts. Over 10,000 attend these events on an annual basis.
Program Areas Served
None
Description
Just a stone's throw from the banks of the Cumberland River stands the Sutton General Store. Built in 1800's, the two story building's unique style features a balcony with many of the products the store offered for sale during its 90 years of service. The original building has much of the same interior fixtures it had at the turn of the 20th century. July, 2000, Harold and Beverly Sutton purchased the store which was in a state of devastation. In September, 2007, Harold and Beverly donated the renovated store, contents, and property to the Granville Museum, Inc., in order that the store could once again be a viable part of society and operate within the community of Granville. The store offers dinner and a Bluegrass Radio Show each Saturday night. Furnishings and memorabilia are on display; unique gifts and merchandise are for sale. Walking back in time will be fun, interesting and educational. Granville Arts & Cultural Center is located upstairs in Sutton General Store. The Granville Museum, Sutton General Store encourage, promote, and facilitate the arts in the area while offering a glimpse into Granville's past. The Quilter's Attic, located upstairs, serves as a display for quilts of the past and has quilting supplies for sale. We invite EVERYONE to come visit.
Program Areas Served
None
Description
'Sutton Ole Time Music Hour' from Sutton General Store in Granville, TN Tennessee's Best Bluegrass and Old Time Music Bands perform live each Saturday night 6-8PM. There is a warm-up show and then Sutton Ole Time Music Hour is broadcasted with the live audience to radio stations. Sutton Ole Time Music Hour on April 18, 2020 celebrated its 12th Anniversary. Our show is recorded for syndication in front of a live audience from the T.B. Sutton General Store in Granville, TN. We presently air in all 50 states and listeners from all around the world may tune-in streaming stations every day of the week. Our host Jimmy Bilbrey brings the best in Bluegrass and ole time music bringing his listeners an opry feeling from the 1880 general store. In 2020 our goal is to be aired on 50 radio stations, increase our live audience attendance. We will also begin our new endeavor: a mini series on WCTE- PBS broadcast for viewers. Since 2008 we have held 600 live performances and helped 3K+ artist.
Beneficiaries
General Public/Unspecified
Program Areas Served
None