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Battle of Franklin Trust - John McGavock.
John McGavock.

Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton re-enactors.
Carnton re-enactors.

Battle of Franklin Trust - Carrie Elizabeth Winder McGavock.
Carrie McGavock.


Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton Plantation.

Front view of the mansion.


Battle of Franklin Trust - Gen. Loring.
General Loring.


Battle of Franklin Trust  McGavock Confederate Cemetery.
McGavock Cemetery in winter.


Battle of Franklin Trust - Carnton Plantation.
Bruce Wolf photo of back porch.



Membership

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What is The Battle of Franklin Trust?

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501 (c) (3) management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin ’s battlefield sites to contribute to a greater understanding and enrich the visitor experience of the November 30, 1864 battle. The Trust manages the operations of The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. It’s organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history.

What is the mission of The Battle of Franklin Trust?

The mission of The Battle of Franklin Trust is to preserve, understand, and interpret the story of a people forever impacted by the American Civil War.

What is membership in The Battle of Franklin Trust?

Membership in The Battle of Franklin Trust provides a means for you to be part of both The Carter House and Carnton Plantation. If you have previously been a member of either organization (or separate memberships in both organizations), this Battle of Franklin Trust membership provides you with the value of being a supporter with privileges at both houses. If your annual membership is still in effect, it will remain valid through your annual membership anniversary date.  Should you choose to renew, your membership would be with The Battle of Franklin Trust and will be valid for both properties.

What are my benefits for being a member of The Battle of Franklin Trust?

Your benefits are in effect for a one year period from date of membership

Tod Carter Society, $10,000

• You and nine guests receive a private after-hours tour. Tour must be scheduled by appointment.
• You and five guests are invited to attend The McGavock Dinner.
• You receive six tickets to the Carnton Sunset Summer Concert Series.
• You receive a 10% discount in the museum stores.
• You receive an Annual Pass (6 people).
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

Carrie McGavock Society, $5,000

• You and five guests receive a private after-hours tour. Tour must be scheduled by appointment.
• You and four guests are invited to attend The McGavock Dinner.
• You receive four tickets to the Carnton Sunset Summer Concert Series.
• You receive a 10% discount in the museum stores.
• You receive an Annual Pass (6 people).
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

Randal McGavock Society, $1,000

• You and a guest are invited to attend The McGavock Dinner.
• You receive two tickets to the Carnton Sunset Summer Concert Series.
• You receive a 10% discount in the museum stores.
• You receive an Annual Pass (4 people).
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

Fountain Branch Carter Society, $500

• You are invited to attend The McGavock Dinner.
• You receive a 10% discount in the museum stores.
• You receive an Annual Pass (4 people).
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

Trust Donor, $125

• You receive an Annual Pass (2 people).
• You receive a 10% discount in the museum stores.
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

Associate Donor, $65

• You receive an Annual Pass (2 people).
• You receive a 5% discount in the museum stores.
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

Individual Donor, $40

• You receive an Annual Pass (1 person).
• You receive the Battlefield Dispatch magazine.
• You receive invitations to all Battle of Franklin Trust events.

All donors receive special recognition in the Battlefield Dispatch.
The Annual Pass allows admission for any party or combination of parties to both The Carter House and Carnton.

Is my membership tax deductible?

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)(3) organization and your membership is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. The amount that is not deductible is the value of the Randal McGavock dinner.

Your support is important to the mission of The Battle of Franklin Trust in continuing the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle so as to preserve an important part of the nation’s history. Thank you for your consideration.

For more information or questions please call:

Angell Roberts

615-786-1864
angell@battleoffranklintrust.org

 


 
 
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