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Lotz House Announces “Book Day” and Sidewalk Sale

Lotz House Announces “Book Day” and Sidewalk Sale

Franklin, TN – The Lotz House is hosting a “Book Day” to showcase the third edition of The Lotz Family, Survivors of the Battle of Franklin, offer a new Lotz House Photo Guide and a first-time coloring book on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 1 – 4 p.m. A sidewalk sale will be held Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 26 – 28 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 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,” said Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson. “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, which has been on the National Historic Register since 1976, is located in the heart of downtown historic Franklin, Tennessee at the “epicenter” of the Battle of Franklin, which was a pivotal battle in the Civil War on November 30, 1864. The house is open Monday – Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. Admission charged. The Lotz House is located at 1111 Columbia Ave. For more information, call 615-790- 7190 or visit