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  • Well Preserved

    Old Town is featured in the May 2024 issue of nFOCUS, Nashville’s premier social and lifestyle magazine. The article below is written by Janet Kurtz and photographs taken by Eric England. See […]

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  • Cicadas in Prehistory and Indigenous Folklore

    By Kevin E. Smith, published in the May/June 2024 issue of The Tennessee Conservationist

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  • Tracy R. Frist Establishes Fund To Support Ferrum College and Blue Ridge Institute’s Preservation of Appalachian Literature and Folktales

    November 2022 This November, former Ferrum College student and longtime supporter of the College, Tracy R. Frist, made a generous gift to Ferrum College to support the College’s Appalachian Literature project (AppLit) […]

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  • 2022 Old Town Collegiate Intern

    Each summer Old Town sponsors an intern from universities across the country. The 2022 intern was Mason Stempel from Georgetown University. She is majoring in Anthropology with a double minor in Art […]

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