The History and Culture Center is now open for hire

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Williamson County Heritage Foundation Announces Opening of Center for History and Culture (108 Bridge St, Franklin) for Private Event Rentals and Hiring of Jessica Pfrranger as Director of Event Sales and tourism.

The property formerly known as McConnell House was acquired by the Heritage Foundation in March 2022 and renamed The History & Culture Center of Williamson County. This National Registry building has a long history as a sought after venue for private events with many corporate meetings, weddings, receptions and social events held over the years. The Heritage Foundation will maintain this legacy of rental availability to serve the community while financially assisting the non-profit organization.

Jessica Pfranger
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To help facilitate rentals, Jessica Pfranger has joined the team as Director of Event and Tourism Sales. She will lead private event rental opportunities for the History and Culture Center and the Franklin Theater. Previously, Jessica spent 11 years at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville, TN in the events department during their $100 million expansion with the Omni Hotel. She was most recently at Wesley, LLC, leading the contract administration team and later internal communications.

“It’s a great opportunity to make this beautiful historic building accessible to the public once again,” said Jessica Pfringer. “The three-story, 6,000 square foot building with exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, tall windows and fireplaces provides a distinct backdrop for our guests’ historic events.”

To mark the availability of the History and Culture Center for private events, the Heritage Foundation will be holding a competition to award a free event rental to be hosted at the Center for a randomly selected Williamson County nonprofit. . “We know the value a premier venue can offer nonprofits as a way to fundraise or host other events in support of their missions,” said Meg Hershey, Chief Operating Officer of the Heritage Foundation. “We believe this contest will be just one of many future nonprofit mission advancement events held at the Center for History and Culture.”

To enter the contest, visit for complete information and to submit the entry form. Entries are required by September 30, 2022 and a winner will be chosen by October 7, 2022.

For more information about the History and Culture Center, visit

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