THE HISTORIC RURAL RETREAT DEPOT
Museum and Event Center  
THE BULLETIN BOARD
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*3rd ANNUAL DEPOT YARD SALE*
Downtown Rural Retreat
-Saturday, September 8th, rain or shine-
8AM to 4 PM
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Call for vendors:  to register, call 276-782-0499
Outside spaces are $25
Limited number of inside spaces are $40
First come, first served

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DEPOT DAY
OCTOBER 13th

Join us for an afternoon of good old family fun! 
Live music, activities for the kids, great food!
More details soon, so watch here and on Facebook.

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HAVE YOUR EVENT AT THE DEPOT!
We welcome both private and public events.
The Bowling Room seats 80 for theater, 60 at tables.
The Lindsey Room holds 20 in a classroom setting.
The Evelyn Lahman Museum displays local history, 
and tours are available.
Contact Jerry Hurt at 276-620-9231 for info or booking.
Have a date in mind? Check our calendar to see if your date is open.



CREATE A LASTING MEMORY TODAY

The Depot Foundation is creating a Memory Walk where you can recognize, remember, congratulate, or otherwise honor someone or something special to you. You donate a brick that is engraved with up to three lines of 18 characters each. Your brick will be placed in the Memory Walk beside the Depot for all to see. 

We always put the latest photos on our Facebook page, so check it often to see what's going on.  www.facebook.com/theruralretreatdepot.com

If you are into twitter, follow us at www.twitter.com/saverrdepot


HELP US SAVE THE DEPOT
The Rural Retreat Depot was built in 1856 by the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad as a shipping point for local produce. In 2011 the Rural Retreat Depot Foundation purchased the Depot in a sad state of disrepair, with a mission to restore it and then manage it as a history museum and regional event space. 

As of 2017 the foundation and roof have been fully replaced and the exterior restored to its 1940's look. This work has been accomplished by many hours of locally donated labor and through generous private donations and grants. As early as 2013 the Depot started to be used for events.


OUR WORK IS NOT DONE AND WE NEED YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT
The Depot exterior was first priority in order to halt further degradation. Next, we restored and updated the interior to provide an 80-seat auditorium and event room, a 20-seat lecture/meeting room, a two-room museum, and a prep kitchen/storage room. These rooms became available to the public at our Grand Opening on October 14, 2017.
Our work is not finished, so we need your continuing financial support. Remaining on our to-do list are the audio-visual systems to complete the theatre/auditorium area, the interactive kiosks that will bring the museum to life, and the exterior landscaping. To find out how you can help please turn to our DONATE or DONATE A BRICK pages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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