The Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department invites area seniors (55 and older) to a day trip to the George Jones Museum in Nashville on Nov. 16.
Opened in April 2106, the George Jones museum contains a lifetime of memorabilia from the man many consider to be the greatest country music star in history. In the museum, visitors will hear historic performances from the Grand Ole Opry star, see “the possum’s” many awards and hundreds of personal items. There will be time to purchase souvenirs in the gift shop, followed by a Dutch treat lunch in the museum’s restaurant, Choices.
The trip is $35 per person and includes transportation and admission.
George Jones launched his career as a singer in 1959, and had more than 150 hits. For several years he lived at Nestledown Farms east of Franklin, and his home was famous for its Christmas decorations. Jones died in 2013, aged 81.
Pick up times and locations:
- 8:15 a.m. from the Longview Recreation Center at Spring Hill, 2909 Commonwealth Dr., (615) 302-0971, ext. 2210;
- 8:45 a.m. from the Williamson County Recreation Complex at Nolensville, 7250 Nolensville Rd., (615) 786-0200, ext. 2410;
- 9:15 a.m. from the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Rd., (615) 790-5719, ext. 2010.
Participants must register in advance, either on line at www.wcparksandrec.com (event code #7976), by phone or in person. No messages allowed.
Registration ends Nov. 2 or when the trip is full.