Candlelit visits to traditionally decorated historic buildings, glimpses of 1880s Rugby Christmases, seasonal music, an award-winning film and mural at the Rugby Visitor Centre & Theatre and a traditional Victorian dinner all await visitors to Christmas at Historic Rugby.
The annual holiday fundraiser will be on Dec. 3 at the British-founded museum village atop the Cumberland Plateau.
25 Years Ago
Property tax bills were about a month and a half late in being mailed out due to Roane County’s reappraisal process. An estimated $200,000 that would normally have been deposited was yet to be collected. To keep the county from operating in a deficit, $300,000 was transferred from the general-purpose fund on a tax anticipation note, to be repaid with interest.
Merry TubaChristmas is celebrating its 38th anniversary. Created by Harvey Phillips, Merry Tuba Christmas 2011 concerts will be presented in more than 250 cities throughout the United States and in several foreign countries.
Phillips was inspired to create Tuba Christmas as an annual event honoring his teacher, the late tubist William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas Day in 1902.
Every Christmas season, tuba and euphonium players of all ages gather to pay respects to Bell and all the great artists and teachers who represent their heritage.