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Upcoming events to benefit Nolensville's Morton-Brittain House restoration project

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Morton-Brittain House

The Morton-Brittain House in Nolensville before it was moved to its current location in the town's historic district.

This spring, Nolensville community members interested in historic preservation will have multiple opportunities to help with the restoration efforts of the historic Morton-Brittain House.

Original owner George Morton constructed the T-frame Morton-Brittain House in 1870 after purchasing the 3-acre tract of land 11 years prior. Back in 1989, historians Philip and Mary Matter prepared all the forms necessary to have the home placed on the National Register of Historic Places with the U.S. Department of Interior.

The Nolensville Historical Society helped to save the Morton-Brittain House back in February of 2019 after a developer purchased the land in 2018, which would have otherwise led to the destruction of the house. Days before its move to the historic district of Nolensville, crews worked to take the house apart to be transported by three trucks.

The restoration of this historical building is an ongoing project for the Nolensville Historical Society.

“We are saving our past to preserve Nolensville’s history for present and future generations,” said Greg Bruss, Morton-Brittain House project manager for the society.

The Nolensville Historical Society invites the public to get involved in the preservation opportunities available over the next couple months.

Buttercup Festival

The Nolensville Historical Society's Morton-Brittain House Committee will have lots of carnival games with prizes during the Buttercup Festival on Sunday, April 11, from noon to 7 p.m.

The Buttercup Festival was previously scheduled for Saturday but was moved to Sunday due to anticipated inclement weather.

This will take place near the Morton-Brittain House, which is located in the Historic District of Nolensville behind Southern Hospitality and across from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The address is 9927 Sam Donald Court.

All proceeds will benefit the Morton-Brittain House restoration project.

The Nolensville Historical Society will also have a booth next to the Homeplace Bed and Breakfast and will have their cookbooks and historical journals available for sale, along with their famous cobbler, ice cream and water.

Local authors, Beth Lothers and Vicky Travis, will also have autographed copies of their book, “Images of America: Nolensville.” 

For more information, visit Facebook.com/historicnolensvillebuttercupfestival/2021.

Kendra Scott Jewelry

The Nolensville Historical Society has also partnered with Kendra Scott Jewelers for a two-day event benefiting the Morton-Brittain House restoration project, allowing residents to shop for Mother's Day or any other occasion while also benefiting local preservation efforts.

Shoppers can visit the store April 17 and 18 and mention the project during checkout, or they may use the coupon code GIVEBACK-0ZJQ online, which will allow 20% of the purchase to go towards the project.

For more information, visit NolensvilleHistoricalSociety.SplashThat.com.

Rummage Sale for Restoration: Side-by-Side, One Piece of Siding at a Time

Residents can also benefit the project by visiting a rummage sale that will take place Saturday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Nolensville School at 7248 Nolensville Road. All proceeds will benefit the Morton-Brittain House restoration project

For information, visit NolensvilleHistoricalSociety.org/morton-brittain-house.

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