Living History Day at Lotz House in Franklin
The historic Lotz House in Franklin hosted a living history exhibit focusing on the Civil War.
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The Travel Channel will feature the Lotz House in Franklin on Friday night, where a network show will search for ghosts on the pre-war property.
“Haunted Live” will record an hour-long in-house show conducting a paranormal investigation with the Tennessee Wraith Chasers. The show’s team not only searches for ghosts, but also asks users via social media to report what they see while watching the live stream in the house.
Lotz House owner JT Thompson has owned the property for a decade. Every morning when he walks through the door, he says a “hello”.
“If there’s anything I’ve learned, you must have good manners in this house,” he said. “I say ‘hello’ to the spirits and I say ‘good night’ to them when I leave.”
Throughout this tenure at the museum, Thompson said he had had his own personal experiences with ghosts.
“They’re mischievous and they have a mind of their own,” he said. “But to be honest, I’m more afraid of the living than the dead.”
Watch “Haunted Live” at 9 p.m. only on the Travel Channel.
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About Maison Lotz
The Lotz House has been on the National Historic Register since 1976.
The Lotz family saw the Battle of Franklin unfold before them on November 30, 1864. With the help of the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, the house was saved from demolition.
The house is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Paid entry. It is located at 1111 Columbia Ave. For more information, call 615-790-7190 or visit www.lotzhouse.com.
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