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Notes from
Davies Manor Plantation

April 2016

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A monthly publication of the
Davies Manor Association, Inc.

Greetings from Davies Manor Plantation! 

In our April newsletter, we have some pictures of the Apron exhibit that will be up through the entire month. We also have a recap of our docent brunch, and information about the Shelby County History Festival coming up this Sunday.
Scroll all the way down for a list of upcoming events!

Vintage Aprons on Display

Here's a sneak peek of Apron Strings, an exhibit of vintage aprons from the Apron Museum in Iuka, Mississippi!






Hope to see you there!

Docent Brunch Recap

On March 24th, we hosted a brunch for our returning and new docents, with a delicious brunch catered by Pink Flamingo. We talked about our upcoming plans for the year, and Director Nancy McDonough led a tour through the manor house. We would like to welcome our three new docents: Katherine Memmott, Merilyn Orendorff, and Kathryn Gribben! Stay tuned for docent spotlights in future newsletters, in which we will introduce you to the Davies Manor docents.

Manor House Opening


The manor house will re-open tomorrow, April 1st. We will be open for tours Tuesdays through Saturdays, noon to 4pm, with the last tour beginning at 3:30. For school tours and groups of 10 or more, please call the office to make arrangements. We can accommodate luncheons for 12 in the manor house with at least 3 weeks of notice. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for students. Admission is $20 per person for a luncheon and tour.

Shelby County History Festival

Learning about Memphis history at the 2015 Shelby County History Festival

This Sunday, April 3rd, we will celebrate the annual Shelby County History Festival at Hillwood. The History Festival will take place from noon until 4pm, and will include exhibits by a variety of groups and individuals. There will be a special living history program presented by the 4th grade students of First Assembly Christian School, and carriage rides around the grounds. The manor house will be also open for tours. The History Festival is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events:

• The following are our Challenge quilt workshop days, with workshops held from 1pm-4pm all four Sundays:
April 24, July 31, September 25

• In mid-April, we'll begin work on our new gardens! If you're interested in volunteering in the gardens, please call 901-386-0715 or email, and we will call you when we are ready to begin planting!

• On Wednesday, May 18th, we will hold a spring tea in the manor house. Stay tuned for more details!

• During the months of June and July, the house will be decorated for a pioneer wedding! The exhibit will include dresses on loan from the Woodruff-Fontaine house, traditional wedding cake, and information about wedding customs and traditions.

• During the month of August, we will hold a tomato tasting. Join us in sampling a variety of tomatoes, tomato dishes, and all things tomato!

• Davies Manor will host a reenactment of the skirmish of Morning Sun on September 10th and 11th. If you would like to volunteer or support this event with a financial contribution to Davies Manor, please call Nancy McDonough at 901-386-0715 or email


The Mission of the Davies Manor Association, Inc. is to preserve and enhance Davies Manor Plantation as a portrayal of early Shelby County farm life for the education and enjoyment of visitors.

In this edition

  • Vintage Aprons on Display
  • Docent Brunch Recap
  • Manor House Opening
  • Shelby County History Festival
  • Upcoming Events

Looking for ways to get involved?

Call or e-mail to find out how!

We have many volunteer opportunities available.

Please let us know how we can improve our exhibits, programs, or electronic publications.  

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3570 Davieshire Drive
Bartlett, TN 38133

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