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As a CHTA Member, you will be able to visit both the Homesteads Tower Museum and the Homesteads House Museum all season at no charge when you present your CHTA Membership Card.

Jim Long happily accepting his award for Volunteer of the Year 2019. Thank Jim!
Jane Tollett receiving well deserved recognition for all the many volunteer hours she had put in with CHTA.


Archiving Continues:  

As previously reported CHTA is working hard to preserve our records and the records of the families of the Homesteads by archiving here in the museum. We would love to add any pictures, articles, deeds, etc. that you might have from the early days of the Cumberland Homesteads. If you would like to bring your items by the Tower, we can scan them while you are here and get them returned right to you. This is a way to keep the history of the families for the younger generations to come.

Volunteer of the Year: 

On January 25,2020 the Board of Directors celebrated a productive year by getting together at the Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant for dinner and fellowship. During this time, the Board likes to recognize one of the many volunteers who have helped the association throughout the year. The Volunteer Award was given to Jim Long for the countless hours he has dedicated to the Tower Association. Jim has been a critical part of the Apple Festival and other Tower Events for the last several years.  He is charge in the setup and takedown as well as he and his wife Shelia Long get all the vendors set up and taken care of during these festivals. Board member Linda Klingerman congratulates Mr. Long as he happily accepts this award. Congratulation Jim!

Volunteers Needed: 

Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Well, we have a placed for you!! The Homesteads Tower Association is gearing up for the 17 Annual Apple Festival and we are looking for volunteers to help make this the biggest, and best Apple Festival ever.

This year the Association is putting together Committees to help with certain tasks before , during, and after the Festival. Some of these Committees include: parking, vendors, decorating, set up and tear down, baked goods, pinto beans, advertising/marketing.  If you would like more information about joining one of these committees please contact Janice Poole at 931-287-1884 or Kelly Cox 931-456-9663.


L.C. Hammons  3/8/27 – 12/3/19

Dean Bilbrey: 8/14/24-12/7/19

L.A. Fox: 4/9/27-11/3/19

Dimple Brannon: dates unavailable at print time

Thomas Beadle: 8/5/34-12/11/19

Roy Anderson: 8/12/33-12/23/19

Billy Little: 3/6/34-2/9/20

2020 Calendar of Events:

Community Yard Sale:  – Date to be announced.

                2020 Homesteads Homecoming 7/18/2020 10:00-2:00 – Annual Meeting 1:00

17th Annual Homesteads Apple Festival – September 26-27 10:00-5:00 and 11:00 – 4:00

A Homesteads Christmas – Date to be announced.

We are going green!

In the spirit of cutting down on paper. The CHTA has decided to download our newsletter to the website ( . This will still include all information as it has in the past without  waste. However, if you would still like a paper copy mailed to your home, simply contact Kelly at the Tower and she will keep you on our paper mailing list.