Oaklands Mansion

Historic home reveals glimpse of what life may have been like in the Murfreesboro of the 1800’s.

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The way people lived can tell us quite a lot about the times they lived in. That's one reason historic homes are often saved from the wrecking ball, renovated and opened to the public. One of the best places to get a glimpse of what life was once like in Middle Tennessee is the Oaklands Mansion. Rob Wilds recently visited this historic home to see what life might have been like in the Murfreesboro of the 1800's.

Rob Wilds has been a part of the Tennessee Crossroads family since 1993. As one of our most frequent producers, and the recipient of several journalism awards throughout his various careers, Rob finds that the best reward for his work is meeting the fascinating people and visiting the interesting places he encounters in his travels. A presence in television, radio and print reporter for more than 20 years, Rob is a teacher, writer, producer and director as well as an actor (with appearances in feature films, television shows and on stage).

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