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Nov. 2016: Museum to host rifle display & re-enactors

posted Oct 3, 2016, 8:52 AM by F-LC Museum

Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum to display Alfred Bearden Southern Long Rifle Collection and host Civil War Interpretive Group


The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum & Civic Center located at 521 South Main Street will host a display featuring the Southern Long Rifles made by Lincoln County resident Alfred Bearden on Saturday, November 12th during the Host of Christmas Past. These long rifles, which were made between 1830 and 1870 are remarkable examples of the hand crafted long rifles that were made famous throughout the frontier during the 1700 and 1800’s. 


Along with the rifles, on display as well will be a collection highlighting the various types of uniforms worn during the Civil War and the rations carried on a daily basis by the soldiers. Civil War historical reenactors will be present to share with you how soldiers lived and answer questions you may have related to the life of the average solder who fought during the Civil War.


Alfred Bearden moved from South Carolina to Tennessee in the early 1800’s settling on what is today Hwy 110 between Fayetteville and Taft. The family cemetery is still located at that location. Alfred Bearden was a past master of Andrew Jackson Lodge #68 F&AM, a farmer, gunsmith, and distinguished citizen of our community. 


Of the many children of Alfred and Margaret Bearden, none were more famous than their son, Captain N.M. Bearden, Company “E” 8th Tennessee, which was comprised of men from Lincoln County. Captain Bearden was wounded during the first day’s fighting during the Battle of Stones River. Following his wounding, his father and several other family members went to Murfreesboro to care for Captain Bearden, as well as other men from Lincoln County who were wounded. The story of Captain Bearden’s wounding and subsequent death have been used as source material in countless books and magazines. Information on the Bearden family in general, pictures of Captain Bearden and his sword, along with the original 8th Tennessee Regimental flag will be on display as well. 


Please make a point to visit the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum & Civic Center on Saturday during the Host of Christmas Past to see these informative artifacts and learn more about our community’s history. 

Local Governments provide new paving

posted Aug 8, 2016, 12:28 PM by F-LC Museum   [ updated Aug 8, 2016, 12:31 PM ]




The City of Fayetteville teamed up with the Lincoln County Commission to provide much needed funding for a newly paved museum parking lot. The paving work was provided by Lincoln Paving and will provide an enhanced experience for visitors and facilities rentals. 
Thank you to our local mayors, aldermen and commissioners for making this project a reality!


Pasta Premier Fundraiser August 11, 2016

posted Aug 8, 2016, 12:24 PM by F-LC Museum

The annual Pasta Premier fundraiser is set for Thursday, August 11 beginning at 6 P.M. This event is the museum's primary source of support and includes great food, wine, fellowship and silent auction...and a few laughs along the way.

Tickets are $50 each and include all the pasta you can eat and wine you can drink. Tickets available from museum board members or by contacting us at flcmuseum@gmail.com or a message through our Facebook page. 

Museum Preps for Opening: Volunteers NEEDED!

posted Apr 27, 2016, 1:10 PM by F-LC Museum

May 5th we will open our doors for the 2016 season!

The museum is in need of volunteers to help us keep the doors open free of charge to any and all visitors! If you are interested in donating a bit of your time, please contact us at flcmuseum@gmail.com or call Jillian Rael at the Fayetteville-Lincoln Co. Public Library at 931-433-3286. Hours of operation are Thursday-Saturday 12:30 to 4:30 PM. You can be on a regular schedule OR pick and choose days/times that work for you!

Museum Hosts Disaster Planning Workshop

posted Apr 27, 2016, 1:05 PM by F-LC Museum

The TN Association of Museums in partnership with the Society of TN Archivists and the TN State Library & Archives holds disaster preparedness workshops each year. This year, libraries, museums, and archives will convene in Lincoln County to hold the Middle TN sessions. This is a free event on May 5th from 9:30 until noon. Registration is required and can be done at the TAM website http://www.tnmuseums.org/

The F-LC Museum Association is proud to host this event and we look forward to seeing you there!

Camp Blount Historical Park Clears Hurdle

posted Oct 23, 2015, 2:09 PM by F-LC Museum

In mid-October the purchase of 40 acres of the remaining Camp Blount site in Fayetteville was completed. This effort has been in the works for quite some time, and the local War of 1812 Commission is grateful to the State 1812 Commission, the TN Wars Commission, and all the people that made this possible. Now, work will begin to turn the area into an interpretive historical park for future generations to enjoy!

Museum Takes Part in Alpha Kappa Home Tour

posted Oct 23, 2015, 1:38 PM by F-LC Museum

This year the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum will participate in Alpha Kappa's annual Tour of Homes. Join us on Sunday, November 15th for a tour!

Winter Wonderland Open for Host

posted Oct 23, 2015, 1:35 PM by F-LC Museum

The Fayetteville-Lincoln County Museum will open its annual Winter Wonderland on November 14 during Fayetteville's Host of Christmas Past. Entrance into the Wonderland is $1 per person. 

This awesome feature of the museum is a children's tradition during our Host events. Model trains circle the room and pass stations representing each community of Lincoln County and features communities in the surrounding area as well. 

Proceeds from this event benefit the museum completely, and will go toward our upcoming facility repairs. 

Museum Season Coming to a Close

posted Oct 13, 2015, 8:19 AM by F-LC Museum

The F-LC museum is only open from May to November each year! Be sure to visit us soon!

Olde Towne Brass Band visits Fayetteville

posted Aug 26, 2015, 1:54 PM by F-LC Museum   [ updated Aug 26, 2015, 3:19 PM ]

Huntsville's Olde Towne Brass Band will visit the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Public Library on September 3rd at 7:30 PM. In celebrating the library's current exhibit on Tennesseans in the Civil War, the band will play a period concert featuring 19th century music contemporary with the war. This is a free concert, but donations will be accepted and appreciated to help the library offset the costs.


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