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17995
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The Brady C. Jefcoat Museum of Americana is located in Murfreesboro. Jefcoat, now 96, has collected over 13,000 items which are housed in a former three-story school building. The items include an 1890 music box, pencil sharpeners, a courtship couch used on the set of Gone With the Wind, shaving mugs, and butter churns from the 1910s. When he was looking for a repository the Smithsonian made an offer, but he selected the Murfreesboro Historical Association because they agreed to display the whole collection.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 80 Issue 6, Nov 2012, p19-20, 22, il Periodical Website
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23836
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The Brady C. Jefcoat Museum in Murfreesboro, North Carolina displays the collection of Brady Jefcoat. There are more than 16,000 items in the collection, some dating back to the Great Depression. Most of the artifacts are old household items like washing machines, radios, and plumbing hardware.
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38279
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Brady C. Jefcoat’s Museum of Americana has items representing American culture from the distant and more recent past. Opened in 1997, it contains the half of Jefcoat’s collection that was not auctioned off and is especially known for its 264 vintage record players and the country's largest collection of butter churns and irons. Despite the Smithsonian being receptive to his request to donate his immense collection, he chose Murfreesboro because the town was willing to display the entirety of his 13,000 treasures.
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