Shade of the Raintree Sale!

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Shade of the Raintree Sale!

Big sale!  Shade of the Raintree (Centennial edition, signed) is on sale Thursday through Sunday, October 4 through 7!  Just $16.05 total ($15 plus 7% tax).  Written by author Ross Lockridge, Jr.’s, son, Larry Lockridge, this is a poignant must-read for Raintree County fans.  These will also be for sale during the Return to Raintree County Ceremony on Sunday, October 7!

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October is Family History Month!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

October is Family History Month!

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New Notecards in Gift Shop!

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

New Notecards in Gift Shop!

**UPDATE**  New scenes added..check them out!  We now have available notecards designed by local octogenarian artist Joseph Duncan, born and raised in Blountsville!  Click here to get more information!

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Return to Raintree County Ceremony

Posted by on Sep 23, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

Return to Raintree County Ceremony

We are very excited and honored to be included in this upcoming ceremony!  Seventy years ago, Raintree County debuted as a novel written by Henry Countian Ross Lockridge, Jr.  His novel was then turned into a screenplay by MGM and nominated for four Academy Awards.  Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift brought to life the lead characters, and actor Christopher Riordan, who is in the unedited version, became friends with Taylor and Clift.  Mr. Riordan has graciously given a lilac bush to be planted on the Museum’s grounds in honor of the friendship borne of this film.

At the same time, Professor Larry Lockridge, son of Ross Lockridge, Jr., donated a new Golden Raintree for the Henry County Courthouse grounds.  Tying these two events together seemed like the right thing to do.

Due to their busy schedules, Dr. Lockridge and Mr. Riordan both sent their remarks to be given at each ceremony.

We hope you’ll join us on Sunday, October 7, to recognize these symbols from the story of Raintree County.  There will also be a special announcement made regarding upcoming Henry County events that you will not want to miss!

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September Happenings!

Posted by on Aug 27, 2018 in Henry County Stories |

September Happenings!

What’s on tap in September?  Lots of opportunities to come see us!

 

 

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