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  April in Rugby: Quilts Wavethe Red, White & Blue!
Dear Friend,

We have many reasons for you to visit Rugby in April. Here are a few. Come any time. We’re open Thursdays through Sundays this season for Café visits, historic tours, shops and more. Lodging in Newbury House or the 2 cottages is now available 7 days a week. Hiking of course is an option any nice day on our several marked trails. We’d love to see you!

Rugby Quilt Event, April 10 & 11, Features WWII Quilt Collection
Held every other year, Rugby’s Quilt Event in this third version invites us to “Wave the Red White & Blue.” Quilts can have any colors, but the special feature this year is the World War II quilt collection of quilting author Sue Reich. Sue will give special presentations at 2 p.m. Eastern/1 Central both days, as well as one Friday night April 10 at 7:30 Eastern/6:30 Central. Visitors will see quilts exhibited inside several of Rugby’s 1880s buildings, including a few private homes. Quilts of any colors can still be entered through April 9, with entry forms available at the link below.
Learn more about the event HERE.

WWII quilts in Sue Reich collection. Left one reads ‘Thank you Russian Army for the liberation of Auschwitz. 1945’

April 10 & 11, 10-6 Eastern/9-5 Central both days

Exhibit & site admission: $10 (one or both days). Military veterans FREE


Rugby Roots: Music of Hoffman & Tiller, April 24
Katie Hoffman and Brett Tiller are not only talented entertainers, they are wife and husband.  For an amusing account of the two, click HERE.

Rugby Roots: Appalachian Arts with a British Beat debuts with Hoffman & Tiller performing ballads, folk music & bluegrass. [Rugby’s Harrow Road Café will remain open until 10 p.m./9 Central for dinner or dessert after the concert. Lodging may also be available, so or call 423-628-2441] Proceeds from the concert benefit non-profit Historic Rugby. Seats are limited, so purchase soon at the link below or call us!

Tickets: $10 in advance
April 24: $12 at the door

Rugby Roots: Katie Hoffman & Brett Tiller


Friday April 24, 7 p.m. Eastern/ 6:30 Central

Rebecca Johnson Theatre, Rugby Visitor Centre

Appalachian Author Series, April 25: Jane Hicks
What’s a Cosmic Possum like? Find out when author Jane Hicks visits Rugby. Jane is a teacher, poet, and fiber artist. She is the author of Blood and Bone Remember and the winner of the 2006 Book of the Year Award in Poetry from the Appalachian Writers Association. Read about her latest book HERE. Rugby’s Harrow Road Café will be serving dinner that evening, so come early & make a night of it!
7:30 p.m. Eastern/6:30 Central
Historic Rugby Visitor Center’s Johnson Theatre
FREE author talk & book signing

Nicaragua worker speaks at Rugby’s   Christ Church April 3, this Friday
Sarah Junkin Woodard has worked in Nicaragua since 1994, helping in a faith-based effort to bring freedom from poverty and sustainability to communities there. She’ll share her story here in Rugby this Friday at Christ Church Episcopal at 7 p.m. Eastern/6 Central following a 6 p.m. EDT Good Friday service. Christ Church is inviting everyone to come hear Sarah’s experiences with the Center for Development in Central America/ Jubilee House Community. FREE

State Museum exhibit on Rugby wins award
Congratulations to the Tennessee State Museum for awards  from the TN Association of Museums announced 2 weeks ago.  The Nashville exhibit last October-November featuring Rugby & other sites “Tennessee’s Intentional Communities: Examining The Farm, Nashoba, Rugby and Ruskin” got an Award of Commendation. The educational programs held in conjunction with the exhibit, including a bus tour to Rugby, a lecture & a film, received an Award of Excellence.  Historic Rugby was excited to have a chance to work with the State Museum staff on this interesting project. Thank you to all involved.
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