About Us

Mission:  The Rutherford County Archaeological Society serves to educate and foster a deeper appreciation of archaeology, to demonstrate the importance of archaeological research, and to promote the stewardship, preservation, and protection of our cultural resources. The Rutherford County Archaeological Society…

Old City Cemetery Project

    Bringing Back a Special Place The historic site now known as Murfreesboro’s “Old City Cemetery” is located on the 300 block of E. Vine street. It is the oldest historic site in Murfreesboro and encompasses the buried archaeological…

Meetings

Please join us! Our free public meetings are  held at noon on the 4th Saturday of the months of February, April, June, August, October, and early December at the MTSU Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, 225 W. College St.,…

Trowel Talk

October 26 Meeting to Feature Tennessee State Archaeologist

We have a very special speaker for our October 2019 meeting, Tennessee State Archaeologist and Director, Tennessee Division of Archaeology, Mike C. Moore. Please plan on attending Saturday, October 26, noon, at the Heritage Center, 225 W. College St., Murfreesboro,…

New Project: Oaklands Mansion Cellar Excavation Begins

At the request of the Oaklands Association and James Manning, director of Oaklands Mansion, excavations of the Mansion’s backyard cellar began last weekend, June 8-9, 2019. The 8.5′ x 10.2’ cellar, which has a depth of 4.6’, was in use…

Old City Cemetery News–Geophysical Research!

I am happy to announce that geophysical research will begin this week, June 11-13, 2019  at the site of the Old First Presbyterian Church, its original burying ground, and the city’s original public cemetery, now collectively called “the Old City…