Appalachian Heritage Days

Appalachian Heritage Days

Celebrate the history and culture of Appalachian families who settled the Rugby region with a family friendly day filled with demonstrations and crafters on October 3rd and 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. The demonstrations will include blacksmithing, chair canning,...
Michaelmas Festival Oct.3

Michaelmas Festival Oct.3

    Michaelmas is a celebration of the feast of St. Michael and All Angels and is celebrated by the western church on September 29. Like Christmas the festivities are not necessarily limited to one day. The date falls close to the autumn equinox, days are...
Come to our Lantern Tour 9/12!

Come to our Lantern Tour 9/12!

  The 2015 version of Historic Rugby’s unique Lantern Tour of Laurel Dale Cemetery, on Saturday Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern (5:30 Central), will unveil several new characters from Rugby’s past as costumed presenters share the stories of a colorful assortment of...
Basketmaking Workshop 9/26 & 27

Basketmaking Workshop 9/26 & 27

                  Sept 26-27 Basketmaking Workshops Instructor: Katie Avram (katie@sassykatbaskets.com)     Please contact instructor Katie Avram to handle the registrations and payment for her basket workshops in...
Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

We have a great schedule of festive activities awaiting you here in Rugby! Even though the year is half over we have a roster full of of new offerings and much loved old favorites. You can click on most of the events for more information.  Be sure to mark your...
‘Paint Out’ Workshop 8/24/15

‘Paint Out’ Workshop 8/24/15

Photos: Upper Left: Artist Freeman Davenport Lower Left: Painting of Ruralia, in Rugby, by Freeman Davenport Right: Artist Bill Guffrey of Burkesville, KY,  painting Joe’s cabin in...
British Car Show 8/22

British Car Show 8/22

The British are coming and will roll into town in style for this U.K.-only car and motorbike show. It’s a weekend filled with motorcars and entertainment, all to support Historic Rugby. Sponsored by the Plateau British Car Club. This year the event will be followed by...
PreservationNation blog features Rugby

PreservationNation blog features Rugby

Nancy Tinker, Charleston Senior Field Officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, wrote a great article about her personal experience discovering Rugby . Here’s the link to the July 20, 2015 article:  Travel Itinerary-Rugby, TN Many thanks to Nancy...
A message from our new Director

A message from our new Director

        Historic Rugby Membership: Why It Matters A Message From Teresa Bowman, Executive Director   I’m still very new to Historic Rugby (although my husband and I did have our first date here some 20-plus years ago). But when people...

Remembering longtime Rugby Supporter, Mr. Bill Swain

Long time supporter of Historic Rugby, Mr. William H. (Bill) Swain, passed away June 23 at age 92. As a visionary businessman in the logging, telephone, utilities and banking industries, he helped modernize Scott County. He was a dedicated community leader and...