Oaklands Mansion is excited to welcome celebrated author, Georgia Author of the Year award winner, and former Middle Tennessee State University professor, Dr. June Hall McCash on April 15, 2016, at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm as she speaks about her latest historical fiction The Boys of Shiloh. A novel originally intended for younger readers, which holds a much more varied appeal to all audiences than Dr. McCash ever realized it would. We hope you will join us at the mansion to hear her read and discuss her new novel.
"This book, a work of fiction based on the actual battle of Shiloh in 1862, was conceived after a trip to Shiloh battlefield with one of my grandsons when he was about ten years old," said author Dr. June Hall McCash. "He was a freshman in college by the time this book was published, which may give readers some idea of how long some of my books percolate before they become a reality."
The Boys of Shiloh explores the Civil War through the eyes of two thirteen-year-old boys, who meet for the first time the day before a deadly, two-day battle in Tennessee and develop an unusual connection. In light of the theme of Dr. McCash's book, Oaklands Mansion will also feature a special never before seen collection of artifacts pertaining to battles fought in Tennessee during the Civil War.
Please join us at Oaklands Mansion for this exciting event on Friday April 15th. Seatings will be held at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Oaklands Mansion is located at 900 North Maney Avenue just off the historic Square in Murfreesboro. Space is limited, therefore reservations are required. Please call (615) 893-0022 to secure your spot today. Tickets are available for $15 per person which includes light refreshments.
Oaklands Mansion is nestled in Oaklands Park, a native tree arboretum and natural wetlands, which includes Maney Spring as well as heritage and native gardens. Oaklands Visitors Center houses a gift shop and Maney Reception Hall for special events and temporary exhibitions. Oaklands Mansion is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.