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The Gift Shop of the Robertson County History Museum features a unique collection of items including limited edition prints, publications, original lithographic post cards, and much more. Below are a few of the items available. To place an order please call the museum at (615)382-7173 or visit the museum gift shop. Tennessee State sales tax (9.75%) plus shipping & handling will be added to all orders.


A Pinch of This, A Dash of That . . . and A Lump the Size of an Egg


This cookbook, containing over 300 pages, is a collection of recipes from members, families and friends of the Robertson County Historical Society.  The dates range from the nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. 



Robertson County, Tennessee   Home of the World's Finest   Celebrating 200 Years

    By Yolanda G. Reid & Rick  Gregory

Hundreds of never before published photographs as well as many maps, sketches, excerpts from Civil War letters and much more are included in this extensively researched book


                 Beany's Notes  

 New note cards from the art work of Beany Elam.

"Sites of Yesterday", ten cards & envelopes.




     Brother Can You Spare A Billion?

An Emmy Award-Winning Film  Narrated By Walter Cronkite.

The Story of Jesse Holman Jones on CD



Goodspeed History of Robertson County        


The general history and biographical information of Robertson County originally published in 1887 by the Goodspeed Publishing Company.



            As I Remember        

          By Dr. Farris F. Moore          


   Dr. Moore Talks about his early family in

   Robertson County and tells interesting

   life stories about his days of ministry in

   the Methodist Church.







Authenticated History of the Bell Witch


Originally published in 1894 by M. V. Ingram this book details the story of the world’s greatest unexplained phenomenon.



Robertson County’s Heritage of Homes

by Deborah Kelley Henderson


Historical sketches of sixty-four of Robertson County’s historic homes and places with photos, including nine of those on the National Register of Historic Places.




A County Called Robertson


A unique look at the people and events that shaped modern-day Robertson County



            Field of Dreamers

Celebrating Tennessee High

School Sports by Gene Pearce

Foreword by John Majors  




Winds of Change

by David C. Allen


Chronicles the four years of the Civil War in Robertson County through first-hand accounts of residents and soldiers taken from diaries, memoirs, letters and published accounts. Also contained in the book are detailed unit histories and descriptions of the regiments formed or stationed in the county, as well as unit rosters for Confederate, Union, and African-American soldiers from Robertson County.



Robertson County Distilleries


by Kay Baker Gaston


24-page booklet detailing the history of the "Whiskey Era" in Robertson County. Published by the Robertson County Historical Society, 1984.




        Springfield High School

        Football 1963 DVD



 Springfield High School

 game film from 1963,

 converted into a DVD




1840 Robertson County Census

Transcribed by Byron Sistler


Alphabetical listing of all household heads, with statistical detail showing composition of the family by sex and age groups.



Springfield’s First 100 Years

by Chas. H. Love

A history of Springfield from its founding until February 1,1897. Written by Chas. H. Love and first published in the Robertson County Times beginning, September 21, 1944. Published in 2003 with special permission from the Robertson County Times by the Robertson County Historical Society,

reformatted and indexed. 


The Springfield I Have Known for the Last Forty-Six Years

by Chas. H. Love

Articles originally published in The Robertson County Times, beginning with its February 4, 1943 edition.Published in 2003 with special permission from the Robertson County Times by the Robertson County Historical Society, reformatted and indexed. 


The Last of the South Town Rinky Dinks, By Don Harpe

An Intimate and personal look at small town life in the rural South in the late '40s and early '50s



   1900 Robertson County Census

   Transcribed by Michael Dennning


  Arranged by families in civil districts

  with a surname index. there were 18

  civil districts. 




The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation

by John F. Baker Jr.

As a result of the discovery that two of the former slaves pictured in his seventh grade social studies book were his great, great grandparents, the author's research project of more than thirty years resulted in this book.

             Hardback $26.00, Soft back $16.00


      Widows, Weepers & Wakes

  Mourning in Middle Tennessee      By Janet S. Hasson   

The period 1850 to 1890 was considered the peak of the "Cult of Mourning." Expensive funerals were an opportunity to display wealth and social position. Queen Victoria is often credited with making mourning fashionable.


Springfield Girl

by Martha Frances Bell White



A memoir of Martha Bell White, detailing her years growing up in Springfield and Robertson County.  Martha, the daughter of Walter L. Bell and Myrtle Simpkins, was born in Robertson County in 1914.



Obituaries and Death Records, 1802-1930

By Gregory G. Poole




America's First Ladies Coloring Book 1789-2008, By Dover




Museum Logo T-Shirt                   

Navy/w tan logo 50/50 cotton/poly

S-XLG-$12.95 2XL-3XL-$15.95




Old Fashion Farm Life Coloring Book 19th Century Activities, By Dover



American Presidents Coloring Book 1789-2008, By Dover



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