Are you the kind of person who cares about historic preservation? Your help is urgently needed to renovate the exterior of the Historic Rugby Print Shop, built in the Carpenter Gothic style in 1887. We need to raise at least $3,000 to preserve this historic gem and match funds already committed to historic restoration.
The Heart of Our Historic Village
Located in the heart of this historic 1880s Victorian village on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau, the Rugby Print Shop is a community landmark. Moved to the site from nearby Deer Lodge, TN in 1979, the Print Shop was saved from fire as a result of lightning in 2017. The photos below show how you can help to counteract the effects of time and weather on this beloved structure.
Helping Bring History to Life for Visitors
The Historic Rugby Printing Works prints thousands of pieces each year, including greeting cards, menus, bags, sales receipts, books, and other items. You can see the press in operation on Saturdays and Sundays from March through December. Visitors can watch as skilled craftspeople keep the art of printing alive and learn how early newspapers were created.
About Historic Rugby
Historic Rugby, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization and living Victorian village, originally founded in 1880 as the Rugby colony by British author Thomas Hughes, with the organization established in 1966 to preserve, protect, and interpret the man-made and natural historic resources and heritage of the British Isles and of Appalachia. we are a living village that shares the experiences of the past, provides stewardship for historic buildings and environmental treasures, and offers a haven to reflect and relax. Lodging, dining, and events are available in the village for visitors.
Your help is needed before August 31, 2019 to save this piece of history. Any amount, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated!