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Photos and story by Karly Cordell / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro citizens enjoyed food, drinks and live music at the Oaklands Mansion’s Summer Picnic Party and Fundraiser on Friday. The Oaklands Mansion party and fundraiser is held to both raise money for the property’s changes and updates as well as an attempt to better connect with …

Photo by Tiffany Brady / Sidelines Archives Story by Katrina Johnson / Contributing Writer Each year Oaklands Mansion — located approximately five minutes from MTSU’s campus — hosts a free day, and this year’s day of free fun is scheduled for May 12. By this time, spring classes will be completed, and the weather will …

Photos and story by Daniel-Shaw Remeta / Contributing Writer Oaklands Mansion is displaying an exhibit, entitled “Wedding Dresses through the Decades,” from Jan. 20 until March 4. Featuring over 50 gowns from the past 100 years, the exhibit displays fashion history, women’s history, cultural history and history of the Murfreesboro community. “Back in the 1800s, …

Photo by Andrew Wigdor / MTSU Sidelines On Aug. 4, 2017, the Murfreesboro City Council approved the purchase of 11.7 acres of natural wetlands that were, at one point, in danger of being disturbed by 91 town homes that were to be built on the land. The city’s purchase of the Oaklands Park wetlands, which …

Photo by Wendy Anderson / Contributing Writer Story by Sabrina Tyson and Wendy Anderson / Contributing Writers On Tuesday evening, the Middle Tennessee State University Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers and the MTSU International Interior Design Association Campus Center held a lecture, in which Lori Bell, an interior designer for EOA …

Photos by Shade Narramore / Contributing Photographer Story by Altima Sisavad / Contributing Writer Murfreesboro’s historic Oaklands Mansion took “Throwback Thursday” to another level with their 2017 Autumn in the Oaks Educational Field Day. The field day educated children about life in the 1800s. There were many students, teachers and parents learning all things 1800s, …