Have you ever been in a cave with windows and a fireplace? Black Cat Cave is a Murfreesboro legend with a hidden past – it served as a sacred burial ground for Native Americans more than 5000 years ago, and as a clandestine speakeasy for revelers in the early 20th century. Archaeological research by MTSU and Tennessee State archaeologists reveals the hidden past of this local legend with surprising results. — Dr. Hodge

2020 marks the fifth anniversary of our first meeting! We are happy to be bringing back our very first speaker from 2015, Dr. Shannon Chappell Hodge! A bioarchaeologist and Professor of Anthropology at MTSU, she has directed and been continuously active in many local and South American projects, including being a project director for excavation and research at Black Cat Cave. Please join us for what will be an enlightening experience about this important archaeological and historical site that spans thousands of years. Our meetings are open to the public, free, and you are welcome to bring your lunch. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, February 22, noon at the Heritage Center, 225 W. College St, Murfreesboro. Refreshments will be served!
The past is present in Rutherford County!