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Lotz House coloring book part of weekend of special events

Lotz House coloring book part of weekend of special events

The Lotz House is hosting a “Book Day” showcase the third edition of The Lotz Family, Survivors of the Battle of Franklin, offer a new Lotz House Photo Guide and to debut a first-time coloring book from 1 – 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29.

But first, a sidewalk sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 26 – 28 at the historic site to sell donated items, ranging from lamps and Civil War guns to books and relics.

The Lotz Family book, co-authored by J.T. Thompson and Robert Z. Carlisle II, tells the story of the Lotz Family and their experiences with success, tragedy, heartbreak and war. The guide book and coloring book debut this month, just in time for the holiday gift giving season.

“Since our last issue, we have unearthed more information, photos and stories about the Lotz family through artifacts found in and around the home and cellar and our incredible visitors who come from all over the country,” Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson said in a press release announcing Book Day and the sale. “Visitors have been asking for a photo guide book for years and we’re happy to provide them with one that showcases each room, as well as the antiques and decorative arts. This is our first coloring book, which is already flying off the shelves.”

Refreshments will be served on “Book Day.” For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit

About the Lotz House:
The Lotz House, located at 1111 Columbia Ave., has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1976. It is located in the heart of downtown Franklin, Tennessee, at the “epicenter” of the Nov. 30, 1864, Battle of Franklin. The house is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 1 – 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is charged.

For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit

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