Civil War preservation groups ink deal for more Franklin land

Preservationists and Franklin officials gathered Tuesday with Franklin residents Reid and Brenda Lovell to sign a $2.8 million contract that will have the Lovells' property located just south of The Carter House on Columbia Avenue become part of the protected battlefield lands. Franklin Homepage has a lot more info.

The contract allows Franklin’s Charge and the Battle of Franklin Trust one year to raise the necessary funds to complete the transaction. This acquisition brings a total of 20 acres in downtown Franklin that have been saved as Civil War battlefield sites. They collectively represent one of the largest urban public Civil War attractions in the nation.

May 29, 2014 7:12 AM

New CEO for Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust has tapped longtime employee Eric Jacobson to be its CEO. Previously the Trust’s COO, Jacobson has been with the organization since 2006. He oversees operations of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation and is the author of three books, For Cause & For Country, The McGavock Confederate Cemetery and Baptism of Fire.

“This was a unanimous decision from the board,” said Marianne Schroer, the Trust's board chairman. “Eric’s guiding hand has led the Trust to record attendance and national recognition. He is truly a visionary and we look forward to continued growth in our charitable and educational missions.”

Feb 17, 2014 7:14 AM

War as big business

150th anniversaries of major Civil War battles promise attendance, revenue increases for Middle Tennessee sites
Jul 17, 2012 7:27 AM
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Executive Appointments: 11 January 2010

New CEO for Battle of Franklin Trust, research institute promotes four, operations hire for FirstBank, and more... [From our print edition featured in Monday's City Paper]
Jan 10, 2010 12:08 PM