Franklin Remembered


Franklin Theatre Thu, Apr 16, 2015 7:00 PM
Event Info
Doors Open:1 Hour Before Show


Join historians Jimmy Gentry and Rick Warwick for Franklin Remembered on Thursday, April 16, at 7 pm. Enjoy an evening of nostalgic storytelling set against a backdrop of rarely seen historic photographs that tell the many stories of Franklin and its rich heritage.

From the things that aren't there any more to those lovingly preserved, listen as Jimmy and Rick reminisce about the unique people and storied places that make Franklin a truly one-of-kind town. It promises to be an evening of laughter, memories and stories during Franklin Remembered.

Jimmy Gentry, believed by many to be Franklin’s greatest living hero, will share stories and photos of depression era Franklin and Williamson County. Gentry’s stories don’t stop there. As a WWII veteran that liberated the Dachau concentration camp, Gentry’s perspective on life is that only a small handful of Americans can still share to this day.

Rick Warwick, Franklin and Williamson County’s preeminent historian, will offer a uniquely academic perspective for Franklin Remembered. Warwick’s work is largely responsible for Franklin’s ability to save and cherish its history and preserve its buildings. Author of nearly a dozen books that focus on Williamson County’s past, Warwick is a welcome addition to Franklin Remembered.