Festival To Reenact Bank Robbery/Shootout Of Frank & Jesse James In Springfield August 14th

Festival To Reenact Bank Robbery/Shootout Of Frank & Jesse James In Springfield August 14th

Festival To Reenact Bank Robbery/Shootout Of Frank & Jesse James In Springfield August 14th

ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –The Robertson County Museum & Historical Society will be hosting The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James Festival on Saturday, August 14, 2021 on the Courthouse Square in Springfield, Tennessee and will include a reenactment of a bank robbery with a shootout (AT NOON), live music, a Pioneer Village with blacksmiths & artisan crafts such as basket weaving, soap making, woodworking, loom weaving, kidszone and sewing plus food trucks, fun activities for families, plus screenings of the movie The Last Days of Frank & Jesse James throughout the day.

The movie, which starred Johnny Cash, Kris Kristopherson, and Willie Nelson, contains scenes filmed in and around the Robertson County Courthouse in 1985.

Many local Springfield and Robertson County residents were employed and served as extras for the movie when it was filmed in Springfield.

Tickets:

*All proceeds benefit the Robertson County History Museum.

Tickets are $10 for the event on August 14th (12 and younger are free) and can be purchased online.

VIDEO: “The last days of Frank & Jesse James” Filmed in Springfield TN. Newsreel from the filming of “The last days of Frank & Jesse James” Filmed in Springfield & Orlinda in December 1985.

Memorabilia – CALL FOR ITEMS:

The History Museum is looking for memorabilia, photos and any items that relate to the filming of the movie “The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James.”

If you have items you would like to loan to the museum for our upcoming exhibit you can drop them off at the museum Wednesday through Friday 10am to 4pm.

Vendors: 

We are looking for vendors to add to our Pioneer Village. We are looking for the following type of vendors:
*Leather Worker
*Candle Maker
*Someone that makes Cornhusk Dolls
*Broom Maker

If you or someone you know would like to set up, demonstrate and sell their wares for the day please have them contact us at [email protected]

Volunteers:

We are in need of volunteers for our fundraising event “The Last Days of Frank and Jesse James Festival” being held on Saturday, August 14th.

We need help in the following areas:
*Admission Gates
*Set Up
*Tear Down
*Kids Zone
*Museum Volunteers
*Directional Staff
These shifts are for 2 hours only but can be for longer if you need community service hours.

If you or someone you may know would be interested in helping us please contact us by emailing us at: [email protected] with the subject line “Volunteers”.

VIDEO: The Russellville Bank Robbery from their Tobacco Festival which will be recreated in Springfield.

About the Robertson County Historical Society

The museum serves as so many things to so many people. Of course, our museum’s chief purpose is to collect and preserve items of historical importance to Robertson County, Tennessee. However, over the years the society has evolved much beyond just that.

​The Robertson County Historical Society is a cornerstone in the education of our county’s history. From annual tours to all fourth graders in Robertson County, to special events both in the museum and off-site, to helping loved ones learn more about their family’s past and more, the Robertson County Historical Society works to share the story of our history with the utmost pride.

Our community’s support is vital to our mission of keeping Robertson County’s history alive. Your financial support allows us to continue to archive and protect artifacts donated to the museum, expand and update exhibits, provide educational programming to the citizens of Robertson County, support programs like our History Camp for kids, Book Club and Community Field Trips. All donations are tax-deductible as Robertson County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization. Stop in and visit with us to rekindle the past and see how bright our future is together.

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