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The 48th Annual Heritage Ball

Eastern Flank Battlefield Park 1368 Eastern Flank Cir, Franklin, TN

The Heritage Ball is the longest running black-tie affair in Williamson County. Approximately 800 guests will gather at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 support and celebrate the work of the Heritage Foundation and to raise funds for future preservation projects. The Ball serves as the greatest single fundraising initiative for the […]

36th Annual PumpkinFest

Franklin's Main Street 106 3rd Ave N, Franklin, TN

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 36th Annual PumpkinFest is Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival, returning this year on Saturday, October 30, 2021. With more than 65,000 people in attendance in 2019, the festival stretches along Main Street and its side avenues in downtown Franklin and offers tons of festive fun for people of […]

Country Boy: The Roots of Johnny Cash

Online Event

Johnny Cash traveled the world, becoming one of the best-known and most successful musicians of all time. Despite becoming an international icon, Cash never really left Arkansas in his mind. Colin Woodward will present Johnny Cash in Arkansas at pivotal stages of his career. Though Cash lived and is buried in Nashville, Tennessee, it was Arkansas that kept him grounded.

36th Annual Dickens of a Christmas

Franklin's Main Street 106 3rd Ave N, Franklin, TN

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County TN's 36th Annual Dickens of a Christmas, is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival returning this year on December 11 and 12, 2021 The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s 36th Annual Dickens of a Christmas is Middle Tennessee’s largest outdoor Christmas festival, returning this year from Saturday, December 11, […]

Practical Preservation Series: “The Art of House Painting”

The Lehew Magid Big House (Old, Old Jail) 112 Bridge St., Franklin, TN

Our new series, Practical Preservation, was developed for historical homeowners and preservation enthusiasts in mind. Join us at the LeHew Magid Big House (Old, Old Jail) on Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m. to hear architectural conservator Grace Abernethy discuss "The Art of House Painting." She'll delve into historical paint techniques, colors, finishes, and maintenance […]

38th Annual Main Street Festival 2022

Franklin's Main Street 106 3rd Ave N, Franklin, TN

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN’s Main Street Festival is a highly-anticipated, annual tradition held in the historic downtown of Franklin, Tennessee. Consistently listed among the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, Main Street Festival will be celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2022 and is expected to attract 85,000+ visitors. […]

Sunday Sunrise Yoga at Main Street Festival

This year, we are excited to offer a Sunrise Yoga Walk - an absolutely fantastic way to start the day! We’ll center the mind and body as we take a brisk 2-mile walk throughout the most Downtown Franklin. Along the way, we'll stop to move through some restorative yoga poses and stretches (and take photos!). […]

Spring Picnic presented by Next Gen

Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens 423 S. Margin St., Franklin, TN

Bring the whole family and join us for our Spring Picnic on Sunday, May 1 from 12:30-3 at the Franklin Grove campus! Hosted by our young professional members, we'll enjoy food, games, and fellowship on the grounds of this beautiful property.

2022 Preservation Symposium & Awards

Williamson County Enrichment Center 110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN

The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County’s annual preservation symposium brings nationally known speakers to discuss the values and future of historic preservation. Our fifth annual preservation symposium, Perspectives in Preservation, will bring together preservation organizations, community leaders, residents, museum professionals, educators, students, architects and developers to explore revitalizing preservation. Attendees will discover how we see […]

Warwick Lecture Series: Dr. Tiffany Momon, “Black Craftspeople on the Tennessee Landscape”

The Lehew Magid Big House (Old, Old Jail) 112 Bridge St., Franklin, TN

Our 2022 Warwick Lecture Series continues on Thursday, May 12, 2022, with guest speaker, University of the South professor Dr. Tiffany Momon, discussing "Black Craftspeople on the Tennessee Landscape." Tiffany Momon received her B.S., in Political Science from Tennessee State University, a B.A. in African and African American Studies from The University of Memphis, and […]

Practical Preservation Series: “Hospitality and History – Main Street Built on a Sense of Place”

The Lehew Magid Big House (Old, Old Jail) 112 Bridge St., Franklin, TN

UPDATE: Due to great interest in this event, we have reached capacity for our in-person event. We will be offering a free Zoom livestream, however. Please RSVP below to the Zoom option to receive specific login information the day of the event. Our new three-part series, Practical Preservation, was developed for historical homeowners and preservation […]

“The Majestic” pay-what-you-can film screening

The Franklin Theatre 419 Main Street, Franklin, TN

In celebration of May’s National Preservation Month, the historic Franklin Theatre presents “Pay What You Can” showings of the 2001 movie about “The Majestic” - a historic movie palace that gets restored and helps return joy to a small town.