MTSU goes red for Feb. 28 interior design event at...

MTSU goes red for Feb. 28 interior design event at Oaklands Mansion

An MTSU-sponsored event at Murfreesboro’s historic Oaklands Mansion is combining history, February’s color scheme and a popular ongoing exhibit into a special lecture.

new-MTSU-ASID-logo-web“Red: The Heart of the Wedding” is slated for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Oaklands Mansion, located at 900 N. Maney Ave. Oaklands Mansion and the MTSU student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers host it.

MTSU alumna Amanda Farris, a Nashville, Tennessee-based designer account executive with Sherwin-Williams Paints, will deliver a presentation, “Seeing Red,” on the history and use of the color red in interiors.

After her talk, attendees will be able to enjoy Oaklands’ “Wedding Dresses Through the Decades” exhibit, which is underway through Sunday, March 5.

Amanda Farris

Amanda Farris

The array of more than 50 gowns from the 19th through the 21st centuries include country music star Barbara Mandrell’s 1967 wedding gown and attire from the 25th anniversary renewal of her vows with her husband, Ken Dudney.

Oaklands Mansion logo webThe exhibit is sponsored in part by MTSU’s Department of Human Sciences.

Refreshments will be available, and door prizes have been donated by local businesses.

Tickets for the entire event are $20 for the general public and can be prepurchased in the museum gift shop or by calling Oaklands at 615-893-0022. Seating is limited and reservations are requested.

For more information, visit or email Mary Beth Nevills, education director of Oaklands, at

To learn more about MTSU’s Textiles, Merchandising and Design Program in the Department of Human Sciences, contact chair Deborah Belcher at 615-898-2302 or

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