Saturday Event at the Murray-Page House
Article by W. Clay Crook-
It was reminiscent of a scene from The Great Gatsby, with young ladies in period costume to greet you at the door, as well as in each area to explain the history of the room and the furnishings at the 113-year-old Murray-Page House on South Main during the Saturday, June 20th, festivities. Cindy Page, who has devoted her time, love and effort in restoring one of Lexington’s last historic homes, has owned the property since 2004. It was originally built in 1906 by Dr. J. L. Murray, who also served as a longtime Postmaster at Lexington.
Earlier in the day, Woody Woodard, a journalist from the VIP Magazine in Jackson, came by to tour and photograph for a feature to come later in the year. Jerry McPeake played selections on the piano as the guests…
For the complete story, see the July 24th edition of The Lexington Progress.
The “Tour of Historic Home” was public advertised in the Lexington Progress as free entry for the public.
The early 1900’s ambience began with “Mark Twain” portrayed by Mr. J.Michael Casteel greeting all guest as the entered the porch, then directed by “Lady Southern Belle – Heather Muse to Entry to Home. The tour inside was of “Gatsby Styled Party” with Mr. Jerry McPeake Serenade on Piano in the Parlor. In each room guest were greeted by “Southern Belles” and “Huckleberry Finn” until completion of tour , with “Old Fashion Tea Cake Cookies” and Southern Sweet Tea.
Handmade Quilts and Wash Day Sheets framed the area outside the home where children enjoyed games from the past , Hopscotch, ToteSac Race, Apple Shooting Contest. Scott’s Bar B Q was offered for those choosing to share lunch at the home.
Proclamations were given by City of Lexington, and Henderson County for the property to be recognized as Historic Landmark..
175+ attendance for the Gala Affair